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Simon Conway Morris

Data de nascimento: 6. Novembro 1951


Simon Conway Morris FRS is an English palaeontologist who is best known for his detailed and careful study of the fossils of the Burgess Shale, and for the scientific concept of Cambrian explosion. The results of these discoveries were celebrated in Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould. Conway Morris's own book on the subject, The Crucible of Creation , however, is critical of Gould's presentation and interpretation.

Conway Morris, who is a Christian, is most popularly known for his theistic views of biological evolution. He has held the Chair of Evolutionary Palaeobiology in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge since 1995.

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