Keith Stewart Thomson

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Keith Stewart Thomson (born 1938; B.SC. Birmingham, AM, PH.D. Harvard) was from 2003–2012 a senior research fellow of the American Philosophical Society[1] and is, starting in 2012, the Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society[2] and is an emeritus professor of natural history at the University of Oxford.[3] He was appointed director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in July 1998.[4] In 1987 he was appointed president of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He had earlier been a dean at Yale University and director of Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History.[5] He is the author of several books and essays that deal with paleontology, the history of science and evolution.



  1. ^ Keith S. Thomson – Bio
  2. ^ Keith Stewart Thomson, Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society
  3. ^ "American Scientist Online". 
  4. ^ "DIRECTORSHIP OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY". Oxford University Gazette. 15 January 1998. 
  5. ^ "Getting Its Man: Science Academy at Last has a New President". Philadelphia Inquirer. January 21, 1987. pp. D01. 
  6. ^ Erwin, Douglas H. (1990). "Variations on a Theme". Paleobiology. 16 (1): 96–101. 
  7. ^ Hall, Brian K. (1989). "The Shape of Things to Come". Evolution. 43 (7): 1571–1573. doi:10.2307/2409473. 
  8. ^ Musick, J. A. (1993). "Review of Living Fossil. The Story of the Coelacanth". Copeia. 1993 (3): 897–899. doi:10.2307/1447265. 
  9. ^ Thomson, Keith (May–June 2014). "H.M.S. Beagle, 1820–1870; (reprint of 1975 article)". American Scientist. 
  10. ^ Demoncheaux, Eric (Autumn 2007). "Review of Fossils: A Very Short Introduction by Keith Thomson and Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction by David Norman". Science in School (6). 
  11. ^ Roberts, Jon H. (2006). "Review of Before Darwin: Reconciling God and Nature". Journal of the Early Republic. 26 (4): 704–707. 
  12. ^ Marshall, Wallace W. (2006). "Review of Before Darwin: Reconciling God and Nature". Journal of the History of Biology. 39 (2): 407–410. 
  13. ^ Califano, Joseph J. (2007). "Review of Before Darwin: Reconciling God and Nature". The Review of Metaphysics. 60 (4): 887–889. 
  14. ^ Anderson, Lyall I. (2009). "Review: Legacy of the Mastodon by K. Thomson". Geol. Mag. 146 (6): 941–942. doi:10.1017/s0016756809006049. 
  15. ^ Laporte, Léo F. (January–April 2010). "Review: The Young Charles Darwin by Keith Thomson". National Center for Science Education (1–2): 27–28. 
  16. ^ Witkin, Joan (2013). "Review of Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science". Journal of the Early Republic. 33 (3): 563–565.