Richard William Nelson

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Richard William Nelson, Pharm.D.





Richard William Nelson, author of Darwin, Then and Now, the Most Amazing Story in the History of Science


Graduate of University of California, Irvine (UCI) with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in biology followed by earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California (USC). After graduation, continued to complete a years residency program in pharmacokinetics followed up with a year fellowship in pharmacokinetics at USC. Erythrocyte lithium kinetic research was the center of my clinical research interests.


After the USC fellowship, practiced as a clinical pharmacologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center while continuing as an adjunct professor for the next ten years in applied clinical pharmacology and hospital management.

Currently, Director of Pharmacy at the Eisenhower Medical Center inRancho Mirage located in Southern California serving as an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado, University of Alberta, and Western University.

Papers, articles, and letters have been published in the following journals:  New England Journal of Medicne, Journal of Investigative Medicine. Clinical Chemistry and American Journal of Health-Systemtal Pharmacy. International Pharmacopsychiatry, Archive of Disease in Childhood, and American Federation for Clinical Research.


After graduation from USC, an interest in exploring the scientific evidence for evolution developed beyond the simplified classroom dogma.

Since trends in clinical pharmacology often parallels emerging new biological discoveries, following emerging biological discoveries created an even greater interest in examining the claims of the evolution industry. These discoveries eventually lead to the development of a series of presentations on the evidence for evolution targeted to the high school, college, and university students. Interest from these presentations became the driving motivation to write the book entitled Darwin Then and Now.

Darwin Then and Now presents the history of evolution using the time-line of discoveries, people, and ideas as a foundation. With over a century of unprecedented biological research since the publication of The Origin of Species, now is the time to reflect on the scientific evidence of evolution. The purpose of this website is to develop a forum for focusing on one of today’s hottest and contentious topics – evolution.

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Darwin, Then and Now is a journey through the most amazing story in the history of science - the history of evolution. The book encapsulates who Darwin was, what he said, and what scientists have discovered since the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859.

With over 1,000 references, Darwin Then and Now is a historical chronicle of the rise and fall of the once popular theory of biological evolution.

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