William Dembski authored the first book on intelligent design to be published by a major university press, The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities (Cambridge University Press, 1998). In it he lays out a rigorous, scientific method for detecting design. Dembski's work has been featured on the front page of the New York Times and in many other publications. He has debated top Darwinists at the American Museum of Natural History, and he has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts, including Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and ABC's "Nightline." He lectures around the globe on the topic of intelligent design (e.g., the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark, Cambridge and Oxford Universities, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, Princeton, Yale, MIT). He is the author or editor of more than ten books, including Darwin's Nemesis (IVP), a Festschrift volume in honor of Phillip E. Johnson. Christianity Today calls Dembski "Johnson's successor as the informal leader of the intelligent design community."
Jonathan Wells holds two doctorates, one in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley, the other in religious studies from Yale University. He has worked as a postdoctoral research biologist at the University of California at Berkeley, supervised a medical laboratory in Fairfield, California, and taught biology at California State University in Hayward. He has published articles in Development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, BioSystems, Rivista di Biologia, The Scientist, and The American Biology Teacher. As the author of Icons of Evolution: Why Much of What We Teach about Evolution Is Wrong (Regnery, 2000), Wells has emerged as one of the key figures for reforming the teaching of evolution by correcting textbook errors and by insisting that the evidence that both confirms and disconfirms Darwinism be taught. He is a widely acclaimed lecturer and debater on the topic of intelligent design. He has inspired many younger scholars to develop intelligent design as a fruitful scientific research program.
Dembski and Wells' most current work is highly anticipated. Dembski is the academic editor and co-author with Wells of the forthcoming book The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems. Describing this book, Michael Behe has stated, "When future intellectual historians list the books that toppled Darwin's theory, The Design of Life will be at the top."