SIA Acc. 08-144, Biological Society of Washington, Records, 2000-2007

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This accession consists of records related to the article, "The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories," written by Stephen C. Meyer, that was published in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (vol. 117, no. 2, pp. 213-239). In the article Meyer argues that intelligent design (ID), not evolution, is the best explanation of the origin of biological diversity. These materials document the controversy surrounding the publication of the Meyer article by former editor, Richard von Sternberg, and the response and actions of the Biological Society of Washington in the wake of its publication. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, statements, article manuscripts, clippings, and other related materials.


  • Meyers, Stephen C
  • Sternberg, Richard von


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 2000
  • 2000-2007

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 30 years, until Jan-01-2038; Transferring office; 06/20/2008 memorandum, Toda to Heyer; Contact reference staff for details


  • Professional associations
  • Intelligent design (Teleology)
  • Evolution
  • Biodiversity


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings

Local number

SIA Acc. 08-144

Physical description

0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)

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