Jonathan Marks is a biological anthropologist whose most recent book, Tales of the ex-Apes, will be published later this year.
Dr. Marks teaches at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and has published widely on human microevolution and macroevolution, and the history and meaning of those sciences. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In the last few years he has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the ESRC Genomics Forum in Edinburgh, at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and a Templeton Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Notre Dame. He is the author of What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee and Why I Am Not a Scientist, both published by the University of California Press. Somewhat paradoxically, however, he is about 98% scientist, and not a chimpanzee.