Honorary Associates

Network for Church Monitoring welcomes support from all of those who share its general objectives and goals, without concern for agreement on each and every aim. Our Honorary Associates do not therefore necessarily endorse every position advocated by us, but endorse our efforts to expose the public to the scientific perspective on crucial issues of public policy.

Phillip Adams AO, author and broadcaster, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Peter Agre,* Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
James Alcock, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Daniel R. Altschuler, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Philip W. Anderson,*^ Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Seth Andrews, host of The Thinking Atheist, Tulsa, OK, USA
Louis J. Appignani, The Louis J. Appignani Foundation, Miami, FL, USA
Philip Appleman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Jeff Archer, author and journalist, San Diego, CA, USA
Donald B. Ardell, author, publisher and speaker, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Scott Atran, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Johan Auwerx, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Jim Baggott, science writer and author, Reading, UK
Steven Balbus, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
David P. Barash, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
James Bardwell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Dan Barker, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Madison, WI, USA
Joseph E. Barnhart, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA
Bruce Barry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Sir Patrick Bateson,+ University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Mikhail Batin, Science for Life Extension Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Firoozeh Bazrafkan, artist, lecturer and debater, Aarhus, Denmark
Ophelia Benson, author, editor and blogger, Seattle, WA, USA
Floris van den Berg, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Daniel Berleant, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USA
Heather A. Berlin, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
Gary Berton, Thomas Paine National Historical Association, New Rochelle, NY, USA
Dale Beyerstein, Vancouver Skeptics, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Paul Bieniasz, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Sir Colin Blakemore,+ University of London, London, UK
Kåre Bluitgen, author, Copenhagen, Denmark
Robert L. Blum, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Sir Tom Blundell,+ University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Peter Boghossian, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
Kevin Bolling, Secular Student Alliance, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Carl R. de Boor,^ University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Piet Borst CBE, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Slobodan D. Bosanac, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Maarten Boudry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Larry Boyer, futurist, economist and analyst, Washington, DC, USA
Roderick Bradford, editor-publisher of The Truth Seeker magazine, San Diego, CA, USA
Jason Brennan, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
Henri Broch, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France
CW Brown, Atheist Alliance of America, Burlington, VT, USA
Ed Buckner, American Atheists, Atlanta, GA, USA
Lee Burvine, author, Seattle, WA, USA
Robert Cailliau, www pioneer, formerly from CERN the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Geneva, Switzerland
Mario R. Capecchi,*^ University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Joseph Carvalko, Chair, Yale Technology and Ethics working group, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Jamais Cascio, author, speaker and futurist, San Francisco, CA, USA
Vinton G. Cerf, “father of the Internet”, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA
Calum Chace, writer and speaker, Sussex, UK
Sir Iain Chalmers,+ University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Alexandre J. Chorin,^ University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Bob Churchill, International Humanist and Ethical Union, London, UK
James Clement, Betterhumans, Apple Valley, CA, USA
Paul Cliteur, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Sir Philip Cohen,+ University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Michael Conboy, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
José Luis Cordeiro, Humanity Plus, Los Angeles, CA, USA
David Cowan, Bessemer Venture Partners, San Francisco, CA, USA
Douglas E. Cowan, Renison University College, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Ryan T. Cragun, The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA
Kevin Davis, author and blogger, Rochester, NY, USA
Jeffrey Dean, Google AI, Mountain View, CA, USA
Hugo de Garis, Xiamen University, Fujian, China
Yuri Deigin, Youthereum Genetics, Moscow, Russia
Joao Pedro De Magalhães, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Daniel C. Dennett, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Frank Diana, leader, speaker and futurist, Somerset, NJ, USA
Christopher DiCarlo, philosopher, educator and author, Guelph, ON, Canada
Matt Dillahunty, speaker and Internet personality, Austin, TX, USA
Andrew Dillin, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Meredith Doig, Rationalist Society of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Theodore Drange, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
George Dvorsky, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Boston, MA, USA
Sanal Edamaruku, Rationalist International, Helsinki, Finland
Taner Edis, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, USA
Barbara Ehrenreich, author and political activist, Alexandria, VA, USA
David Eller, Community College of Denver, Denver, CO, USA
Afshin Ellian, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Jens-Martin Eriksen, writer, Copenhagen, Denmark
Preston Estep, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Dylan Evans, writer and academic, London, UK
Daniel Everett, Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Evan M. Fales, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Helen Fisher, The Kinsey Institute, New York City, NY, USA
Tom Flynn, editor of Free Inquiry magazine, Amherst, NY, USA
Brian Foster OBE, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Levi Fragell, Norwegian Humanist Association, Oslo, Norway
Joachim Frank,* Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Eric Frattini, author, journalist and lecturer, Madrid, Spain
Christopher C. French, University of London, London, UK
Andrea Frova, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Mark Fulton, author and blogger, Buderim, QLD, Australia
Johan Galtung, Transcend International, Oslo, Norway
Maryanne Garry, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Paul Geisert, The Brights’ Net, Sacramento, CA, USA
Frank Götmark, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden
Robert C. Green, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
D.J. Grothe, Institute for Science and Human Values, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Adolf Grünbaum, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Lars Gule, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Mark W. Gura, Atheist Alliance of America, Atlanta, GA, USA
Harriet Hall, physician, investigator and author, Puyallup, WA, USA
Marci A. Hamilton, CHILD USA, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Jo Handelsman, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
John Harris, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Ole Hasselbalch, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
James A. Haught, author and editor, Charleston, WV, USA
Alan Heeger,* University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Stephen Hicks, Rockford University, Rockford, IL, USA
Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Bruce Hood, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Leroy Hood,^ Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, USA
Pervez Hoodbhoy, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
Sir David Hopwood,+ John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Nicholas Humphrey, London School of Economics, London, UK
Louis Ignarro,* University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Chris Impey, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Saiful Islam, University of Bath, Bath, UK
Zoltan Istvan, political activist and writer, Mill Valley, CA, USA
Ehsan Jami, social scientist, author and columnist, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sir Alec Jeffreys,+ University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
David Jewitt, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Donald C. Johanson, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Bryan Johnson, Kernel, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Steve Jones, University College London, London, UK
Jeppe Juhl, NewSpeek, Copenhagen, Denmark
Efraim Karsh, Bar-Ilann University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Philip Kennedy, Neural Signals, Duluth, GA, USA
Sir David King,+ University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
William H. Kinney, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
Philip Kitcher, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Bruce J. Klein, SingularityNET, Fairhope, AL, USA
George Klein, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Eric Klien, Lifeboat Foundation, Minden, NV, USA
Randal Koene, Carboncopies Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA
David Koepsell, author, philosopher and attorney, Mexico City, Mexico
Eugene V. Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda, MD, USA
Roger D. Kornberg,* Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
J. Michael Kosterlitz,* Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Paul Krassner, author, journalist and comedian, Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA
Lawrence M. Krauss, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Ray Kurzweil, Singularity University, Moffett Field, CA, USA
Valerii Kuvakin, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Marios Kyriazis, ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans, Larnaca, Cyprus
Robert Langer,^ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Claus Flodin Larsen, skeptic and writer, Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomas Larson, journalist, critic and memoirist, San Diego, CA, USA
Stephen Law, University of London, London, UK
Mikhail Lebedev, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Joseph E. LeDoux, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Kai-Fu Lee, Sinovation Ventures, Beijing, China
Jean-Marie Lehn,* University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
John Leslie, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Eric Leuthardt, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Simon A. Levin,^ Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Tomas Lindahl,* The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Joachim Lingner, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Jere H. Lipps, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Barbara Liskov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
John W. Loftus, author and philosopher, Fort Wayne, IN, USA
William M. London, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jonathan Lyons, Lifeboat Foundation, Minden, NV, USA
Stephen Macknik, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Malhar Mali, editor of Areo magazine, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Henry Markram, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Geneva, Switzerland
George M. Martin, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Matjaz Marussig, entrepreneur, engineer and futurologist, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Raymond McCauley, Singularity University, Moffett Field, CA, USA
Colin McGinn, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
Jonathan Meades, writer and film maker, Marseille, France
Danila Medvedev, KrioRus, Moscow, Russia
John G. Messerly, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Boston, MA, USA
Wesley Morriston, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
David B. Mumford,^ Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Terri Murray, essayist and author, London, UK
Armin Navabi, Atheist Republic, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ted Nelson, Internet pioneer, Sausalito, CA, USA
Michael Newdow, physician and attorney, Nice, CA, USA
David A. Niose, American Humanist Association, Washington, DC, USA
Robert Nola, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Piergiorgio Odifreddi, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
David Orban, Network Society Ventures, New York, NY, USA
Eray Özkural, Celestial Intellect Cybernetics, Istanbul, Turkey
Michael Parenti, political scientist and author, Berkeley, CA, USA
Keith M. Parsons, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX, USA
Ira S. Pastor, Bioquark Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA
Tamas Pataki, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
John R. Patrick, Attitude LLC, Palm Coast, FL, USA
David Pearce, The Neuroethics Foundation, Oxford, UK
Hank Pellissier, Brighter Brains, Piedmont, CA, USA
Sir Roger Penrose,+ University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
John Perkins, Secular Party of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Norbert Perrimon, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Herman Philipse, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tony Philpott, author, Dublin, Ireland
Steven Pinker, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Hendrik Pinxten, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Filip Poutintsev, Immortality Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
Rod Pyle, author, journalist and editor-in-chief of Ad Astra magazine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aron Ra, Atheist Alliance of America, Dallas, TX, USA
Geoff Ralston, Y Combinator, Mountain View, CA, USA
Vilayanur Ramachandran, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
James Randi, James Randi Educational Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Peter H. Raven,^ Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, USA
Darrel Ray, Recovering from Religion, Kansas City, KS, USA
Robert J. S. Reis, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Ian Robinson, Rationalist Society of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Sylvain Rochon, speaker, futurist, author and entrepeneur, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Flemming Rose, author, journalist and speaker, Copenhagen, Denmark
Andreas Rosenberg, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
David S. Ross, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
Gad Saad, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Nathan Salmon, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Sahotra Sarkar, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
Jean-Pierre Sauvage,* University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Randy Schekman,* University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Theodore W. Schick, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, USA
Michael Schmidt-Salomon, Giordano Bruno Foundation, Oberwesel, Germany
Udo Schüklenk, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
David M. Seaborg, The World Rainforest Fund, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Nadrian C. Seeman, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Duško Sekulić, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Azim Shariff, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Christine M. Shellska, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Michael Sherlock, Human Rights FAAS, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Michael Shermer, Skeptics Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Karen I. Shragg, author, Bloomington, MN, USA
David Silverman, American Atheists, Cranford, NJ, USA
Herb Silverman, Secular Coalition for America, Charleston, SC, USA
Yakov Sinai, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Rahul Singh, writer and journalist, New Delhi, India
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Stephen Smale,^ University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Katherine Stewart, journalist and author, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Frederik Stjernfelt, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Karen Stollznow, linguist and author, Denver, CO, USA
Gennady Stolyarov II, U.S. Transhumanist Party, Carson City, NV, USA
Herman Suit, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Leonard Susskind, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Anastasia Synn, magician, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jack W. Szostak,* Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Edward Tabash, attorney, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Raymond C. Tallis, physician, philosopher and author, Manchester, UK
Robert B. Tapp, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Valerie Tarico, psychologist and author, Seattle, WA, USA
Sergio Tarrero, Alianza Futurista, Sevilla, Spain
Carol Tavris, social psychologist and author, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gerard ’t Hooft,* Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mark Tier, author and investor, Hong Kong, China
Ami Toben, writer and author, San Francisco, CA, USA
Michael C. Tobias, ecologist, author and filmmaker, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Lawrence Torcello, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
Alan Trounson AO, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Oakland, CA, USA
Michael Tye, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
Roey Tzezana, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Carlo van de Weijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Philippe Van Nedervelde, E-spaces, Erembodegem, Belgium
Toni Van Pelt, Institute for Science and Human Values, Tampa, FL, USA
Eric Verdin, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA, USA
Dirk Verhofstadt, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Peter Voss, AGI Innovations, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Stuart Vyse, psychologist and author, Stonington, CT, USA
Sir John Walker,*+ University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Christopher Wanjek, health and science writer and author, Baltimore, MD, USA
David Warmflash, astrobiologist and science writer, Portland, OR, USA
Kevin Warwick, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
Michael D. West, BioTime, Alameda, CA, USA
Sir Ian Wilmut,+ University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Ole Witt-Hansen, author, Greve, Denmark
Edward Witten,^ Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA
Daniel Wolpert, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Phil Zuckerman, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA

Deceased Honorary Associates

John P. Anton (1920 – 2014)
Sir Harold Kroto*+ (1939 – 2016)
Victor J. Stenger (1935 – 2014)

* Nobel Prize Laureate (16)
^ US National Medal of Science Laureate (11)
+ Knighted Professor (12)