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John G. West, PhDJohn G. West, PhD

Vice President, Discovery Institute

John G. West is Vice President of Discovery Institute and Associate Director of the Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America, The Politics of Revelation and Reason, and, most recently, The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. He was previously an Associate Professor of Political Science at Seattle Pacific University, where he chaired the Department of Political Science and Geography. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Claremont Graduate University. He has been interviewed by such publications as Time, Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times, and he has appeared on CNN, FoxNews, and C-SPAN.

Areas of Specialization

impact of Darwinian theory on public policy and culture; role of religion in American politics; American political theory; constitutional law.

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Books by John G. West

  • Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Scienc Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Scienc

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2007
    ISBN #1933859326

  • Darwin's Conservatives: The Misguided Quest Darwin's Conservatives: The Misguided Quest

    Discovery Institute Press, 2006
    ISBN #0979014107

  • The Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics The Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics
    Jeffrey D. Schultz, John G. West, and Iain Maclean
    Greenwood, 1999
    ISBN #1573561304

  • The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society

    Discovery Institute Press, 2012
    ISBN #1936599058

  • The Politics of Revelation and Reason: Religion and Civic Life in the New Nation The Politics of Revelation and Reason: Religion and Civic Life in the New Nation

    University Press Of Kansas, 1996
    ISBN #0700611169

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