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Curriculum Vitae

Jitse M. van der Meer

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Address:    Work:    Redeemer University College. 777 Garner Rd.E. Ancaster. On. Canada L9K 1J4.
Phone: 905-648-2139 ex 4243; Fax: 905-648-2134; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Education:    

1993:
M.A. (History & Philosophy of Science), University of Guelph. Ontario. Canada.

1978:
Ph.D. (Biology), Catholic University. Nymegen. NL. Thesis:  "Region Specific Cell Differentiation During Early Insect Development."

1972:
M.Sc. (Biology), State University of Utrecht. Utrecht. N.L. Subjects: Experimental embryology, theoretical biology, biophysical chemistry, general zoology. Thesis:  "Patroonvorming en patroonregulatie tydens de embryogenese van insekten."

1969:
B.Sc.  (Biology), State University of Groningen.  Groningen.  N.L.

1966:
Diploma Christelijk Lyceum. Groningen.  N.L.     

Professional Experience:

1992-present: Full professor of Biology and History & Philosophy of Science (with tenure).  Redeemer University College. Canada.

1988-99:          Co-founder and Director, Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.

1984-92:          Associate professor of biology.  Redeemer College.  Canada.

1983-84:          Assistant professor of biology.  Redeemer College.  Canada.

1982-83:          Assistant professor of biology and chemistry.  Redeemer College.  Canada.

1981-82:          Visiting assistant professor of biology.  Purdue University.  Indiana.  U.S.A.

1980-81:          Research scientist.  Purdue University.

1979-80:          Postdoctoral research associate.  Purdue University.

1978-79:          Postdoctoral research fellow.  University of Heidelberg.  FRG.

1972-78:          Research associate.  Catholic University of Nijmegen. N.L.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION:

Areas of Competence:

Zoology, cell biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, history and philosophy of biology, and interaction of science & religion.

Areas of Expertise:

Embryonic pattern formation, the history of 19th and 20th-century biology,  and cognitive interactions between scientific and religious knowledge.

Current Research Interests:

Engagement of religion and science, history and philosophy of 19th & 20th century biology (G. Cuvier, T. Dobzhansky), theoretical biology (hierarchy theory).

Courses Taught (Summary):

Broad teaching experience in biology at both undergraduate and graduate levels since 1969 including introductory biology (121, 122), introductory botany (225), survey of the animal kingdom (241), genetics (252), mammalian anatomy and physiology (341, 342), developmental biology (352, 567), evolutionary biology (455).

Philosophy of science (342) taught every other year since 1987, History of Science (341) since 2003. Some teaching in chemistry at the introductory undergraduate level.

Memberships in Professional Societies:

European Society for the Study of Science and Theology.
Society for Developmental Biology.
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology.
International Society for Hermeneutics and Science.
History of Science Society.

Awards:

2009:
Selection of Science in Theistic Contexts (Brooke, Osler, van der Meer, eds.) for the science and religion resource library of the International Society for Science and Religion.

2004:
Calvin College Seminars in Christian Scholarship: “Nature in Belief.”

1999-01:
Templeton-Oxford Seminar on Science & Christianity.

1996:
Templeton Prize for Courses in Science and Religion.  Awarded for a course in the Philosophy of Science 342.

1996:
Howard Vollum Writing Award for 1996 of the Institute for Christian Leadership.  Awarded for "The Struggle Between Christian Theism, Metaphysical Naturalism and Relativism: How to Proceed in Science?"  Faculty Dialogue 26, 1996.

1982:
The Gold Medal of the Second Society of the Teyler Foundation, The Netherlands. Awarded for research on segment pattern development in early insect embryos.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Books Authored or Edited (10):

2008:
Van der Meer, J. M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: To 1700. Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008. 2 vols.

Van der Meer, J. M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700-Present. Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008.  2 vols.

2001:
Brooke, J.H., Osler, M.J. Van der Meer, J.M. (Eds.) Science in Theistic Contexts: Cognitive Dimensions. Osiris 16. University of Chicago Press. Chicago. 2001.

1996:
Van der Meer, J.M. Editor (1996)  Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 1: Historiography and Modes of Interaction.  The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.  1996.

Van der Meer, J.M. Editor (1996)  Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 2: The Role of Beliefs in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: An Augustinian Perspective.  The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.  1996.

Van der Meer, J.M. Editor (1996)  Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 3: The Role of Beliefs in the Natural Sciences.  The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.  1996.

Van der Meer, J.M. Editor (1996)  Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 4: Interpreting God's Action in the World.  The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.  1996.

1978:
Van der Meer, J.M.:  Region-specific cell differentiation during early insect development. Experimental morphological aspects of embryonic pattern formation in the coleopteran Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. Ph.D. Thesis Nijmegen 1978.  The Netherlands.

Chapters (8):

2008:
Van der Meer, J. M., Mandelbrote, S. “Introduction.” In: Van der Meer, J. M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: To 1700. Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008. vol. 1, pp. xx-xx. 

Van der Meer, J. M. “Georges Cuvier and the Use of Scripture in Geology,” in: Van der Meer, J.M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture: History of a Dialogue. Vol. 2. Leiden / Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008, pp. 115-144.

Van der Meer, J. M., Oosterhoff, R. “God, Scripture, and the Rise of Modern Science (1200-1700): Notes in the Margin of Harrison’s Hypothesis,” in: Van der Meer, J.M., Mandelbrote, S. (Eds.) Nature and Scripture: History of a Dialogue. Vol. 1. Leiden / Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. 2008, pp. 363-396.

2007:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Theodosius Dobzhansky: Nothing in Evolution Makes Sense Except in the Light of Religion.” In: Nicolaas Rupke (ed.), Eminent Lives in Twentieth-Century Science and Religion. Franfurt.Berlin.Brussels. New York.Oxford.Vienna: Peter Lang, 2007, pp. 79-101.

2006:
Van der Meer, J. M. (2006) “Reading Nature in the Light of Scripture: the Case of Georges Cuvier (1769-1832)” In: The Book of Nature in Modern Times. pp. 183-195 (Eds. K. van Berkel, A. Vanderjagt). Peeters. Leuven, Belgium.

2005:
Van der Meer, J. M. “De Biologie van Moreel Gedrag: Een Keuze Uit Feiten en Ficties,” In: (C. Dekker, R. W. J. Meester & R. van Woudenberg, eds.)  Schitterend Ongeluk of Sporen van Ontwerp: Over Toeval en Doelgerichtheid in de Evolutie. Ten Have. Baarn, pp. 235-254.  [“The Biological basis of Morality. A Selection of Facts and Fictions.” In: Splendid Accident or Traces of Design: On Randomness and Purposefulness in Evolution.]

2001:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Interpreting Nature and Scripture: A New Proposal for their Interaction.” In: Christianity and the Human Body: A Theology of the Human Body. eds. Robert Brungs, SJ and Marianne Postiglione, RSM, The ITEST Faith/Science Press: St. Louis, Missouri. Pages 38-72.

1990:
Meer, J.M.: Control of Mitosis and Ooplasmic Movements in Insect Eggs. In: Cytoplasmic Organization Systems.  Primers in Developmental Biology (ed. G.M. Malacinski), McGraw-Hill. New York.  1990.  pp.263-293.

Encyclopedia Entries (7):

2005:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Darwin.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 404.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Darwinisme.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 404-406.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Evolutieleer.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 541-543.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Evolutietheorie.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 543-546.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Jan Lever.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 2, pp. 1103-1104.

2003:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Order.” In: Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Ed. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. MacMillan. New York. Pp. 633-634.

Van der Meer, J.M. “Metaphysics.” In: Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Ed. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. MacMillan. New York. Pp. 561-563.

Book Reviews (10):

2008:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Science’s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism” by Cornelius G. Hunter. Grand Rapids, MI. Brazos Press. 2007.  Book review in: Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 60 (2): 135-6.

2000:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Progress in Nature and Culture: How Biology Can Have the Best of Both Worlds.” Invited essay-review of Monad to Man by M. Ruse.  Biology and Philosophy 15: 759-772.

1999:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology.” by M. Ruse. J. Interdisciplinary Studies 11: 203-204 (1999).

Van der Meer, J.M. (1999) “Michael Heller, The New Physics and a New Theology, Tr. G.V. Coyne, S.J., S. Giovanninni, T.M. Sierotowicz. Vatican Observatory Publications, 1996, 103 pp. Book review in Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza. 14 (1) 362-365.

1989:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Metaphorical Process: The Creation of Scientific and Religious Understanding, by M. Gerhart and A. Russell. Texas Christian U. P. Fort Worth 1984. In: J. Psychol. and Christianity 8 (2) 81-82 (1989).

1983:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Book Review:  What is Creation Science? by Henry M. Morris and Gary E. Parker.  Christian Renewal 1(18), 11 (1983).

Van der Meer, J.M.  The Experiment of Life. Science and Religion. ed. F. K.Hare. Calvinist Contact, 24 (1983).

1982:
Van der Meer, J.M. The Experiment of Life. Science and Religion. ed. F. K. Hare.  Calvinist Contact 39 (1982).

1981:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Drie Studies over 'buitenwetenschappelijke' Invloeden in de Geschiedenis van Biologische en Astronomische Ideeen.  In: Radix 7 (2), 80-100 (1981).

1975:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Inleiding tot de Wijsbegeerte van de Biologie, by Dr. W.J. van der Steen. In: Radix 1 (2), 97-101 (1975).

Refereed Articles (21):

2009:
Van der Meer, J.M. and Oosterhoff, Richard J. “The Bible, Protestantism and the Rise of Natural Science: a Response to Harrison’s Thesis” Science and Christian Belief 20-2 (2009). Accepted. 

2001:
Van der Meer, J.M. (2001) “Divine Action and The Varieties of Downward Causation: an Ambiguous  Concept in Theology and Science.” In: Studies in Science and Theology 8: 000-000 (2001).  (Eds. N.H. Gregersen, M.W. Parsons). 

2000:
Van der Meer, J.M. (2000) "The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion. An Application of Dooyeweerd's Anthropology to the Study of Religion and Science Relations." In: D.F.M. Strauss (editor). The Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd Series C-Dooyeweerds Living Legacy, Volume 1: Contemporary Reflections on the Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd. Pp. 183-194. The Edwin Mellin Press. Lewiston.

Van der Meer, J.M. (2000) “The Engagement of Religion and Biology: A Case Study in the Mediating Role of Metaphor in the Sociobiology of Lumsden and Wilson.” Biology and Philosophy 15: 669-698.

1999:
Van der Meer, J.M. (1999) "The Role of Metaphysical & Religious Beliefs in Science."  In: Studies in Science and Theology 5: 247-256 (1997).  (Eds. N.H. Gregersen, M.W. Parsons). Labor et Fides. Geneva.

1997:
Van der Meer, J. M. (1997) "The Concept of Human Nature in Science and Theology".  In: Studies in Science and Theology Vol.3: 187-192. (Eds. N.H. Gregersen, M.W. Parsons). Labor et Fides. Geneva.

1996:
Van der Meer, J. M. (1996)  "The Multi-Modal Hierarchy: Distinguishing Parts, Wholes, and Levels of Organization."  In: Hall, M.L.H. (editor)  Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.  Pages 507-518.  Louisville, KY.

Van der Meer, J.M. (1996) "Religious Belief in Sociobiology: How a Physical Analogy Introduces Materialism in Human Sociobiology".  In: Facets of Faith and Science.  Volume 2: 271-286 (ed. J.M. van der Meer). The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science / University Press of America.  Lanham.

1988:
Van der Meer, J.M.: The Role of Metabolism and Calcium in the Control of Mitosis and Ooplasmic Movements in Insect Eggs:  A Working Hypothesis. Biological Reviews 63, 109-157 (1988).

1985:
Van der Meer, J. M. Development of the embryonic segment pattern in the pea-beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Supracellular, cellular and molecular aspects. International Journal of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 8, 227-241 (1985).

1984:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Parameters Influencing Reversal of Segment Sequence in Posterior Egg Fragments of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Wilhelm Roux's Archives, 193, 339-356 (1984).

Van der Meer, J.M. Miyamoto, D.M.: The Specification of Metameric Order in the Insect Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. (Coleoptera) II. The effects of termporary constriction on segment number.  Wilhelm Roux' Archives, 193, 326-338 (1984).

1983:
Van der Meer, J.M., Jaffe, L.F.: Elemental Composition of the Perivitelline Fluid in Early Drosophila Embryos.  Developmental Biology 95, 249-252 (1983).

1982:
Van der Meer, J.M., Kemmner, W., Miyamoto, D.M.: Mitotic  Waves and Embryonic Pattern Formation: No Correlation in Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Wilhelm Roux's Archives 191, 355-365 (1982).

Miyamoto, D.M., Van der Meer, J.M.: Early egg contractions and pattterned parasynchronous cleavage in a living insect egg.  W. Roux's Archives 191, 95-102 (1982).

1979:
Van der Meer, J.M.: The specification of metameric order in the insect Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. (Coleoptera) I.  Incomplete segment patterns can result from constriction-induced cytological damage to the egg.  J. Embryol. exp.    Morph. 51, 1-26 (1979).

Van der Meer, J.M.: Enkele Achtergronden van het    Fundamentalistisch Creationisme. Beweging 43(4), 65-71 (1979).

1977:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Optically clean and permanent whole mount preparation for phase-contrast microscopy of cuticular structures of insect larvae.  Dros. Inform. Service 52, 160  (1977).

1974:
Van der Meer, J.M. Ouweneel, W.J.:  Differentiation capacities of the dorsal metathoracic (haltere) disc of Drosophila melanogaster II.  Regeneration and duplication.  W. Roux's Archives 174, 361-373 (1974).

1973:
Ouweneel, W.J., Van der Meer, J.M.: Differentiation  capacities in the dorsal metathoracic (haltere) disc of Drosophila melanogaster I.  Normal organ map.  W. Roux's Archives 172, 149-161 (1973)

1972:
Ouweneel, W.J., Van der Meer, J.M.:  Determination and regulation in the haltere disc. Dros. Inform. Service 49, 88 (1972).

Review Articles (2):

1985:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Development of the Embryonic Segment Pattern in the pea-beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Supracellular, cellular and molecular aspects.  Int. J. Invertebrate Reprod. and Development 8, 227-241 (1985).

1984:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Development of the embryonic segment pattern in insects.  Morphological, cellular and molecular aspects.  Abstracts 17th Int. Congress of Entomology. Hamburg.  1984.  p. 415.  (invited presentation).

Non-refereed Articles (6):

2009
Van der Meer, J. M. (June 2009) "Primate Ancestors: Evidence From DNA Comparison" (unpublished).

Van der Meer, J. M. (August 2009) "Humankind: The Image of God and Animal Ancestry" (unpublished).

Van der Meer, J. M. (October 2009) "God, Natural Evil, and Biological Evolution" (unpublished).

2001:
Van der Meer, J.M. (2001) “A working model for the engagement of religion & science: some theses.” Quaerens: Newsletter of the John Templeton Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity, 5: iv-v. 

1996:
Van der Meer, J.M. (1996) "The Struggle Between Christian Theism, Metaphysical Naturalism and Relativism: How to Proceed in Science?" 

1993:
Van der Meer, J.M.: "Beliefs in Science: Taking the Measure of Methodological Materialism".  Proceedings of the Wheaton Theology Conference, Volume 2 on "The Relationship of Theology and Science", 1993.  Bergler, Thomas E., Clark, David K. Melvin David L., Okholm, Dennis L., Phillips, Timothy R., Editors. Wheaton College.  Wheaton. IL. Pp. 94-116. Revised version published as Occasional Paper of the Pascal Centre, Ancaster 1993.

1989:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Hierarchy.  Towards a Framework for the Coherence of Faith and Science.  Pro Rege 17 (3/4) 19-33 (1989).

1986:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Van Materie tot Mens: Creationisme en Evolutionisme in de Biologie en de Theologie.  Radix 12 (4) 188-214 (1986).

1981:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Drie Studies over 'buitenwetenschappelijke' Invloeden in de Geschiedenis van Biologische en Astronomische Ideeen.  Radix 7(2), 80-100 (1981).

Papers Presented (66):

2008:
Van der Meer, J. M., Oosterhoff, R. (2008) “Interpreting Nature & Scripture: The Shift from Reader to Author and the Transformation of the Literal Meaning  (1100-1700).” Presented at The Sixth Three Societies Conference: Connecting Disciplines. University of Oxford, UK, 4-6 July 2008.

2006:
Van der Meer, J. M. (2006) “Georges Cuvier and the Use of Scripture in Geology.” Presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, Vancouver, November 2-5.

2005:
Van der Meer, J. M. (2005) “Georges Cuvier and the Use of Scripture in Geology.” Presented at the Third International Pascal Centre Conference, RUC, July 18-23, 2005 entitled: “Interpreting Nature and Scripture: History of a Dialogue.”

2004:
“Science and the Scriptures.” Faculty development seminar, Charleston Southern University. Charleston. April 28, 2004.

“Some Issues in Faith and Science.” Faculty development seminar, Charleston Southern University. Charleston. April 29, 2004.

2003:
“Being a Faithful Scholar: Tension and Discernment.” Faculty development seminar. Redeemer University College. August 8, 2003.

“Religious Interpretations of Nature in the Population Genetics of Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975).” Presented at the Conference of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science. Tihany, Hungary. June 7-11.

“A Theology of Evolution: Religious Interpretations of Nature in the Biology of Theodosius Dobzhansky.” Inaugural lecture for the North Central Program for Science and Theology invited by the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools. St. Paul / Minneapolis. Feb. 20.

2002:
“Religious Interpretations of Nature in the Population Biology of Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975).” Invited paper at an international conference on: Science and Religion: The Religious Beliefs and Practices of Scientists, 20th Century. Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Georg-August Universität Göttingen, GE. May 27-29.

“Reading Nature in Light of Scripture: The Case of Georges Cuvier (1769-1832).” Presented at an international conference: The Book of Nature: Continuity and Change in European and American Attitudes towards the Natural World.  State University of Groningen, NL. May 22-25.

2001:
“Religious Interpretation of nature in the Sociobiology of E. O. Wilson.” Invited public lecture at the University of Illinois in Urbana / Champaign. Sponsored by the Henry Newman Institute for Catholic Thought, the Christian reformed Student Foundation and Hessel Park CRC. Feb. 21, 2001.

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Invited public lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign. Sponsored by the Henry Newman Institute for Catholic Thought. Feb. 19, 2001.

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Faculty colloquium, Redeemer University College. Ancaster. On. March 14, 2001.

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Invited plenary lecture, student conference on religion and science, Goshen College. Goshen, In. USA. March 24, 2001.

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Department of Philosophy, McMaster University. Hamilton. Oct. 26, 2001.

2000:
“The Body in the Bible: Some questions in biblical hermeneutics raised by the natural sciences.” Invited paper for a workshop on A Theology of the Human Body organized by the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, St. Louis. MI. Oct. 20-22, 2000.

“Crucible of Creativity: Knowing God and Nature in a Postmodern World.” Invited public lecture for the Faith and Science: Millennium Series 2000. Saint Paul University, Ottawa. October 26, 2000.

“Reading The Two Books Interactively: Some questions in biblical hermeneutics raised by the natural sciences.” Invited paper for the Third Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar:  After Pentecost: philosophy and theology of language and biblical interpretation.  Organized by the British and Foreign Bible Society, August 17-19, 2000. Redeemer University College. Ancaster, On. Canada.

“Scaffolding Science the Religious Way.” Plenary address for a conference entitled A ‘Storied Past’: Science and Religion in Historical Perspective. Concord College and the University of Winnipeg. April 28-29.

“The Varieties of Downward Causation: A Concept in Theology and Science.” Workshop paper for the Eighth European Conference  on Science and Theology on Design and Disorder: Perspectives from Science and Theology. Lyon, France. April 14-19.

“A Working Model for the Engagement of Religion and Science: Some Theses.” Plenary address for an international meeting on Science & Religion: a ‘Start-up’ of the Human Spirit. Université Interdisciplinaire de Paris & UNESCO. Paris, France. April 12-13. 

1999:
“Religious Interpretations of Nature: A Survey.” Conference on Christian Scholarship in the Light of Scripture: Hermeneutical Issues. Redeemer College. July 7-10.

1998:
Opening Address. Second International Pascal Centre Conference: Science in Theistic Contexts.  July 21-25, 1998. Redeemer College. Ancaster. On. Canada. Conference Chair and Organizer.

DNA: Gateway between Metaphysics and Science.” Seventh European Conference on Science and Theology, Durham, UK. March 31-April 5, 1998.  Workshop chair.

1996:
"The Concept of Human Nature in Science and Theology." Annual Meeting of the American scientific Affiliation (ASA) and the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA). Toronto. July 26-29, 1996

"The Multi-Modal Hierarchy. Distinguishing Parts, Wholes and Levels of Organization." Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.  Louisville, KY. USA.  July 14-19, 1996.

1996 Templeton Workshop on the Teaching of Science and Religion Courses.  Victoria University, Toronto, Ca.  July 5-10, 1996.  Two presentations: one poster on Philosophy of Science 342 and an oral presentation on the Pascal Centre. 

"The Role of Metaphysical & Religious Beliefs in Science."  Sixth European Conference on Science and Theology, Krakow.  Poland, March 26-30, 1996. 

"Encapsis".  A discussion paper for the International Conference of the Dooyeweerd Centre, Ancaster, June 3-6, 1996.

“The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion.”  Presented at the International Conference of the Dooyeweerd Centre, Ancaster, June 3-6, 1996.

1995:
"Beliefs in Science: The Illusion of Detached Materialism"; invited paper for the Philosophy of Biology Seminar, University of Guelph, October 6, 1995.

"The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion.”  Presented at the Canadian Reformed Student Fellowship, January 27, 1995 in Burlington. 

1994:
“The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion.”  Presented at: Fifth International Symposium of the Association for Calvinist Philosophy, August 22-26, 1994.  NL.

“The Actor in the Interaction of Science and Religion.”  Presented at: The annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Christian Academics on the theme "Encounters Between Christian Faith and Science", University of Toronto, October 29, 1994.

"The Concept of Human Nature in Science and Theology".  Fifth European Conference on Science and Religion, March 23-27, 1994.  Germany. 

1993:
"Beliefs in Science: Taking the Measure of Methodological Materialism".  Second Annual Wheaton Theology Conference on "The Relationship Between Theology and Science".  Wheaton College, Feb. 25-26, 1993. 

1992:
"Belief in Sociobiology".  Science and Belief.  The First International Pascal Centre Conference, August 11-15, 1992.

"Religion and Science: A Clarification of the Terms of the Relation".  Science and Belief.  The First International Pascal Centre Conference, August 11-15, 1992.

Religion and Science: Do Level Structures Provide a Structure for Their Interaction?".  Science and Belief.  The First International Pascal Centre Conference, August 11-15, 1992.

"Functional Integrity"  25th Anniversary Conference of the ICS "An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation"; workshop chair: "Creation Order, Evolution, and Modern Science".  ICS, Toronto June 3-6, 1992.

1990:
"Background Beliefs in Sociobiology".  Combined Faculty Colloquium and Pascal Centre Seminar, 1990.

1989:
"Hierarchy Theory". Natural Sciences Colloquium, Redeemer College, 1989.

1988:
Hierarchy:  A Framework for the Coherence of Faith and Science. Invited presentation for the Fall Lecture Series 1988 at Dordt College entitled:  A Christian Worldview and a View of Science: The Evolution Debate.  Sept. 27, 28, 1988.

1988/87:
The Merits of Hierarchical Thinking for Biological Theorizing.  Presented for the 1987/88 faculty discussion series organized by the CSACA at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.

1987:
Hierarchical Organization of the Human Immune System II.  Department of Theoretical Physics. University of Toronto. 1987.

The Merits of Hierarchy Theory for Biological Theorizing.  Consultation on the Biological Sciences. Institute for Christian Studies. Toronto 1987.

Hierarchical Organization of the Human Immune System I.  Department of Theoretical Physics. University of Toronto, 1987.

1985:
The Creation as Cosmos. Conference organized by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship and the Institute for Christian Studies. June 7-8, 1985 (response to "Genesis in the Hands of the Geologists" by D. Young with Dr. D. McNally).

1984:
Development of the embryonic segment pattern in insects.  Morphological, cellular and molecular aspects.  Invited   presentation. Seventeenth International Congress of Entomology. Council for the International Congresses of Entomology. Hamburg. August 20-26, 1984.

1983:
Speech on the occasion of the acceptance of the Teyler Award for research on cell differentiation during embryonic development.  Haarlem. N.L. 1983.

Supracellular, Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Pattern  Formation during Early Insect Embryogenesis. Department of Life Sciences. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 1983.

1980:
Segment Pattern Formation during Early Embryogenesis of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. 1980.

The Larval Segment Pattern of Insects as a Model System for the Study of Region-Specific Cell Differentiation. Results and Perspectives of Classical Constriction Experiments Applied in a New Experimental Animal. Dept. of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 1980.

1979:
Pattern Formation during Insect Embryogenesis (Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabr. Coleoptera). Poster presentation at the meeting of the German Society for Developmental Biology. Heidelberg, FRG. 1979.

1978:
Polaritaets - Umkehr im larvalen Segmentmuster des Erbsenkaefers (Callosobruchus maculatus) nach frueher temporaerer Abklemmung. Seminar at the Zoological Institute. University of Wuerzburg, FRG. 1978.

The Larval Segment Pattern of Insects as a Model System for the Study of Region-Specific Cell Differentiation. Results and Perspectives of Classical Constriction Experiments Applied in a New Experimental Animal. Seminar at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Virusforschung, Tuebingen, FRG. 1978.

Terminale Eibereiche bestimmen das raumliche Segmentmuster. Seminar at the Zological Institute. University of Heidelberg, FRG. 1978.

1977:
Polariteitsomkeer in het larvale segmentpatroon van  Callosobruchus maculatus Fab. (Coleoptera) na vroege tijdelijke afkelemming. Hubrecht Laboratory. International Embryological Institute. Utrecht, N.L. 1977.

1976:
Polaritaets - Umkehr im larvalen Segmentmuster des Erbsenkaefers (Callosobruchus maculatus) nach frueher temporaerer Abklemmung. Invited lecture at the symposium: "Fruehembryonale Entwicklungsvorgange bei Insekten" in honour of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Krause. Zoological Institute, University of Wuerzburg, FRG. 1976.

1975:
Segment Pattern Formation during Early Embryogenesis of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Joint Meeting of the Netherlands and British Societies for Development Biology. Noordwijkerhout, N.L. 1975.

1972:
Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster. Third European Drosophila Research Conference. Milan, Italy. 1972.

Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster. Department of Biology. University of Trieste, Italy. 1972.

Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster. Biological Institute. University of Freiburg i. Br., FRG. 1972.

Pattern Regulation during Embryogenesis of the Leafhopper Euscelis plebejus (Homoptera). Hubrecht Laboratory. International Embryological Institute. Utrecht, N.L. 1972.

1971:
Mathematic models for pattern formation during insect development. Institute for Theoretical Biology. State University of Utrecht, N.L. 1971.

POPULAR PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Magazines/Newspapers (7):

2002:
Van der Meer, J.M. “Praise Can’t Wait.” In: College Faith: 150 Christian Leaders and Educators Share Stories from Their Student Days. Ed. R. A. Knott. Andrews University Press. Berrien Springs, MI. Pp. 130-31.

1999:
Van der Meer, J.M.: “Taking Every Thought Captive to Obey Christ: A Spiritual and Intellectual Profile of The Pascal Centre.” The Pascal Centre Notebook 6: 3-5 (1999).

1996:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Column written in my capacity as director of the Pascal Centre in The Pascal Centre Notebook.  Appeared four times per year from 1989-95; once per year since 1996.

1988:
Van der Meer, J.M.: The Pascal Centre.  A Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.  Christian Renewal, Vol. 7. No.1, September 12, 1988.

1985:
Van der Meer, J.M. "Knowledge of the Truth accords with Godliness."  Clarion 34, 16 (1985).

1983:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Reductionism in Science and Society.  C.R.T.A. Magazine 13(5). 2-10 (1983).

1971:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Jezus Christus en het Mensenleven in de Wetenschap. Gereformeerde Studentenalmanak (1971) pp.71-76.