Dr. Jonathan Sarfati

     (from Refuting Compromise - About the Author)

     Jonathan D. Sarfati, Ph.D., F.M. was born in Ararat, Australia, in 1964.  He moved to New Zealand as a child, where he later studied mathematics, geology, physics, and chemistry at Victoria University in Wellington.  He obtained honors level in physical and inorganic chemistry, as well as in condensed matter physics and nuclear physics.

     He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the same institution in 1995 on the topic of spectroscopy, especially vibrational.  He has co-authored various technical papers on such things as high temperature superconductors and sulfur and selenium-containing ring and cage molecules.

     As well as being interested in formal logic and philosophy, Dr. Sarfati is a keen chess player.  He represented New Zealand in three Chess Olympiads and is a former New Zealand national chess champion.  In 1988, F.I.D.E., the International Chess Federation, awarded him the title of F.I.D.E. Master (F.M.).

     A Christian since 1984, he was for some years on the editorial committee of Apologia, the journal of the Wellington Christian Apologetics Society, of which he was a co-founder.

     Dr. Sarfati currently works full time for Creation Ministries International, a non-profit ministry, as a research scientist and editorial consultant for Creation Ex Nihilo family magazine and the technical Journal of Creation, and has written many articles for both.  He also contributes to the CMI website.  He is the author of Refuting Evolution, Refuting Evolution 2, By Design..., and Refuting Compromise.

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