Ted Davis (http://home.messiah.edu/~tdavis/) was the Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College (http://www.messiah.edu/).  Best known for studies of Robert Boyle, Dr. Davis edited (with Michael Hunter) The Works of Robert Boyle, 14 vols. (Pickering & Chatto, 1999-2000), and a separate edition of Boyle’s treatise on God and the mechanical philosophy, A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 1996).  A former president of the American Scientific Affiliation (http://network.asa3.org/), he has published dozens of articles about religion and science in the Scientific Revolution and modern America, including a study of modern Jonah stories (http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/1991/PSCF12-91Davis.html) that was featured on two BBC radio programs.  His current project, supported by the National Science Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation, examines the religious activities and beliefs of prominent American scientists from the period between the two world wars; preliminary findings were published in American Scientist (http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/page2/science-and-religious-fundamentalism-in-the-1920s) in 2005.

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