Marek Kohn is a British science writer on evolution, biology and society. His first two books were on drugs, their cultural history, and their politics. He is the author of seven books and hundreds of articles. He holds an undergraduate degree in neurobiology from the University of Sussex, and a PhD from the University of Brighton, where he is a fellow in the Faculty of Arts. His writing has appeared in The Independent, New Scientist, Prospect, Financial Times, and The Guardian, and he writes frequently for the New Statesman.
Kohn's recent book, A Reason for Everything (2004), has received widespread praise, including Steve Jones' stating in his Nature review "every evolutionist should read it," and Andrew Brown, author of the Darwin Wars, writing in his Guardian review, "one of the best science writers we have."
Following the publication of his name in a list of persons invited to participate in Steve Sailer's Human Biodiversity Group discussion pages, Kohn wrote to Lynn Conway to disassociate himself from many of the participants' scientific and political views.
Kohn resides in Brighton with his wife, Sue Mattias Kohn, with whom he has a son.
- Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles will Change as the World Heats Up (2010)
- Trust: Self-Interest and the Common Good
- A Reason For Everything: Natural Selection and the English Imagination (2004)
- As We Know It: Coming to Terms with an Evolved Mind (1999)
- The Race Gallery: The Return of Racial Science (1995; re-released 1996)
- Dope Girls: The Birth of the British Drug Underground (1992; re-released 2003)
- Narcomania: On Heroin (1987)
- Marek Kohn's "What I Do" (at his NTL World website).
- "When giants walked the Earth" (review by Steve Jones, Nature, September 2, 2004, p. 21) [paid or subscriber view only].
- Andrew Brown's "Who I Am" (at his Darwin Wars website).
- "Thinking big: Marek Kohn's study of the men behind Darwinism" (review by Andrew Brown, The Guardian, September 18, 2004).
- Steven Mithen, The Singing Neanderthals, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2005, pp. 188-191.
- Lynn Conway, Interim investigative report on Bailey's affiliations and ideological associations (at her University Michigan site).
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