Widely considered the founder of the field of environmental ethics,
Dr. Rolston is a laureate for the million dollar Templeton Prize
(2003) and the 2005 recipient of the Mendel Medal for outstanding
contributions to genetics and to science more generally with concern
for the ethical and religious dimensions of their research, Dr.
Rolston has written and lectured on reasons for the respect for nature
for more than 30 years.
Rolston, also a Presbyterian minister, is one of the world's leading
advocates for protecting the Earth's biodiversity and ecology in
recognition of the intrinsic value of nature, including the ongoing
evolutionary genesis in the natural world.
He has written six books, acclaimed in critical notice in both
professional journals and the national press. These include Genes,
Genesis and God (Cambridge University Press, 1999), Science and
Religion: A Critical Survey (Random House, McGraw Hill, Harcourt
Brace), Philosophy Gone Wild (Prometheus Books) Environmental Ethics
(Temple University Press), and Conserving Natural Value (Columbia
University Press). He has written chapters in eighty other books and
over one hundred articles."