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Marc Swetlitz was educated at M.I.T., the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the University of Chicago. His research interests include the history of evolutionary biology, the responses of American Jews to evolution, and Jewish environmental ethics. His published works include "American Jewish Responses to Darwin and Evolutionary Theory, 1860-1890," in Darwin's Reception, eds. Ronald Numbers and John Stenhouse (Cambridge University Press, 1999), and "Living as If God Mattered: A. J. Heschel's Views on Nature and Humanity," in Ecology & the Jewish Spirit, ed. Ellen Bernstein (Jewish Lights Press, 1998). Swetlitz is currently working on an article entitled, "Why Science Matters: Developing a Scientifically-Informed Jewish Environmental Ethic." He is currently an independent scholar living in St. Charles, Ill.


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