Last updated on: 2/22/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Matt Ridley, DPhil Biography

Title:
Scientific Writer
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“I believe that human behavior has to be explained by both nature and nurture.”

Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Non-Executive Chairman, Northern Rock Plc.
  • Hon. Doctorate, Science, U. of Buckingham, 2003
  • L.A. Times Book Award 2001
  • Motley Fool Book of the Month award 2000
  • Aventis prize for science books 2000
  • Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction 2000
  • Founding Chairman, International Centre for Life, 1993-2000
  • Columnist, The Sunday and Daily Telegraph, 1993-2000
  • Rhone Poulenc prize for science books 1996
  • Writer’s Guild award for non-fiction books 1993
  • Rhone Poulenc prize for science books 1993
  • The Economist, American Editor, 1983-1992
  • Editor, Science and Technology, 1984-1987
  • Visiting Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Lab., N.Y.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
  • Glaxo science writer’s award, best science article
Education:
  • DPhil, Zoology, Oxford University, 1983
  • BA, Zoology, Magdalen College, Oxford University, 1979
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Can a Child's Relationship with His or Her Parents Cause Homosexuality?