John A. Moore Dies

The distinguished biologist John A. Moore, Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of California, Riverside, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Supporter of NCSE, died on May 26, 2002.

In addition to his contributions to biology, Moore is well known for his contributions to science education; his Science as a Way of Knowing was praised by Nature as explaining "the foundations of evolution, genetics, and development and the logic behind scientific inquiry with a clarity that will put most writers of ... textbooks to shame." A stalwart supporter of the teaching of evolution, Moore's most recent contribution to the topic of evolution versus creationism was his From Genesis to Genetics (University of California Press 2001), of which NCSE Executive Director Eugenie C. Scott wrote, "A product of Moore's wisdom and his over 60 years experience as a brilliant and productive scholar, From Genesis to Genetics will bring understanding to both citizens and scientists who are grappling with the contentious issues of science and religion, evolution and creationism.”

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 11 AM in the University of California, Riverside, Botanical Gardens.