R. Elisabeth Cornwell is an evolutionary psychologist whose research includes examining the underlying mechanisms of human mate selection. More recently she has been exploring the relationship of various psychological traits to religious belief across the spectrum from strong theism to strong nontheism.
Lawrence Krauss is Foundation Professor and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He has published more than two hundred scientific articles as well as a variety of general articles on physics and astronomy. Krauss has also authored many celebrated books, including A Universe from Nothing: Why There’s Something Rather Than Nothing and Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science. Krauss is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 1999-2000 Award for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology and the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society. He was nominated for a Grammy award for his liner notes for a Telarc CD of music from Star Trek.
Sir Harold Kroto is currently a Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, where he is carrying out research in nanoscience and cluster chemistry as well as developing exciting new Internet approaches to STEM educational outreach. In 1996 he was knighted for his contributions to chemistry and later that year was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London and holds an emeritus professorship at the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom. Since 2004 he has been on the Board of Scientific Governors at Scripps Institute, and he was elected a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences in 2007.
Ronald A. Lindsay is president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry. He is a philosopher and a lawyer, having received his PhD in philosophy from Georgetown University and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. His most recent work is the essay “Euthanasia” for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). He blogs regularly for CFI at centerforinquiry.net/
Pat Beauchamp, Director of the CFI Travel Club, has been the manager of Business and Finance and conference coordinator for the Center for Inquiry, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and the Council for Secular Humanism since 1999.