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Paul Chien is a Chinese-American biologist known for his research on the physiology and ecology of intertidal organisms and his support for intelligent design and other forms of creationism.
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His research has involved the transport of amino acids and metal ions across cell membranes as well as the detoxification mechanisms of metal ions. Chien is a fellow the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, hub of the intelligent design movement. Chien rejects the modern evolutionary synthesis and makes a number of creationist claims, notably that the pattern of fossil appearance in the Cambrian period contradicts the predictions or empirical expectations of evolution he argues that the fossil record displays several features - a hierarchical top-down pattern of appearance, the morphological isolation of disparate body plans, and a discontinuous increase in information content - that are strongly reminiscent of the pattern of evidence found in the history of human technology.
Chien received his B.S. in both Biology and Chemistry from Chung Chi College, N.T., Hong Kong, and his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California at Irvine's Department of Developmental & Cell Biology. He has held such positions as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Caltech); Instructor of Biology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and a consultant to both the Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory at Caltech, and the Scanning Electron Microscopy & Micro X-ray Analyst in the Biology Department of Santa Clara University, California. He is presently a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of San Francisco; he was twice elected Chairman of the department.
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