Simon Conway Morris

Simon Conway Morris

Born (1951-11-06) 6 November 1951 (age 71)
Carshalton, Surrey, England
Alma mater
Known forBurgess Shale fossils
Cambrian explosion
AwardsWalcott Medal (1987)
Charles Schuchert Award (1989)
Honorary doctorate Uppsala University[1] (1993)
Lyell Medal (1998)
Trotter Prize (2007)
William Bate Hardy Prize (2010)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
Doctoral advisorHarry Blackmore Whittington

Simon Conway Morris FRS (born 1951) is an English palaeontologist, evolutionary biologist, and astrobiologist known for his study of the fossils of the Burgess Shale and the Cambrian explosion. The results of these discoveries were celebrated in Stephen Jay Gould's 1989 book Wonderful Life. Conway Morris's own book on the subject, The Crucible of Creation (1998), however, is critical of Gould's presentation and interpretation.

Conway Morris, a Christian, holds to theistic views of biological evolution. He has held the Chair of Evolutionary Palaeobiology in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge since 1995.[2]

  1. ^ "Honorary doctorates - Uppsala University, Sweden".
  2. ^ BioLogos (2013). "Simon Conway-Morris". The BioLogos Foundation. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2013.

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