Creationists often publish lists of a few dozen scientists who doubt Darwin. So in 2003 the National Center for Science Education put together a list of 200 scientists who accept evolution.
â€œExcept that all of ours were named Steve.â€ That was the NCSEâ€™s Eugenie Scott at last weekâ€™s AAAS meeting. â€œAnd now we have one thousand scientists named Steve. Project Steve has a serious message. Approximately one percent of Americans are named Steve or Stephanie, so do the math. Our one thousand Steves represents a hundred thousand scientists accepting evolution, as opposed to the rather paltry number dissing Darwin. Itâ€™s important because in states where we have major problems with anti-evolution going on, the number of scientists doubting evolution has been proclaimed to the public. I just want the press to keep asking, â€˜How many Steves do you have?â€™â€
And the thousandth Steve is: â€œThe distinguished botanist at the University of Tulane and head of the Tulane Herbarium, Steve Darwin.â€