Simon Conway Morris
Biography & Resources


Simon Conway Morris holds an ad hominem Chair in Evolutionary Palaeobiology at the University of Cambridge. A Fellow of St John's College, and also of the Royal Society, Conway Morris took his first degree at the University of Bristol. His research interests include the study of Burgess Shale-type faunas, the first appearance of skeletons, and the Cambrian explosion.

He is published in Nature and Cell, among other peer-reviewed journals, and is the author of two books, The Crucible of Creation and Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe. His interests extend to the science/religion debate and the public understanding of science, the latter including television appearances in the 1996 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, as well as involvement in the National Geographic channel's Alien Worlds.

selected books

Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe
(Cambridge University Press, New Ed edition, 2004)
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The Crucible of Creation: The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals
(Oxford University Press, reprint edition 2000)
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articles & interviews

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Life, Destiny, and Evolution