Dr Robert Carter

Ph.D. in Marine Biology, Speaker/Senior Scientist, CMI-US

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  • 2003 University of Miami, Ph.D. Marine Biology
  • 1992 Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Applied Biology

Professional Experience

  • Between my undergraduate and graduate work, I spent four years teaching high school science at a large college-prep school in NW Georgia. In addition to my teaching load (including AP biology, chemistry, physics, and electronics), I spent the winter months coaching the swimming and diving teams and the summer months running the outdoor high adventure program.
  • In 1996, I was awarded the three-year Maytag doctoral fellowship by the University of Miami. When that expired, I received a one-year fellowship from the Institute for Marine Science. While working on my PhD, I designed and performed many experiments in marine ecology and genetic engineering and helped to develop new protocols for the rapid cloning of fluorescent protein genes. The green and red fluorescent proteins my coworker and I cloned from hard and soft corals were used to create transgenic zebrafish. We patented one of these protein genes and licensed it to Promega, Inc. under the trade name ‘Monster Green’.
  • From 2001–2004, I helped design and build an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals at UM’s Experimental Fish Hatchery. During these years I also performed over 500 research dives on the shallow coral reefs of the Florida Keys and Bahamas. Many of these were done at night to study the mass coral spawning episodes that happen at specific times during the warm summers.
  • I spent two years after obtaining my PhD working for an engineering company, mainly focused on impact mitigation for the Key West Harbor dredging project (since the channel runs right through the coral reef).
  • Upon leaving Miami, I was hired by the Institute for Creation Research to help on their GENE project. While there, I wrote computer programs to analyze human genetic data and managed to get one publication on this work into the secular literature.
  • In 2006, I was hired by Creation Ministries International as a scientist, speaker, and writer.
  • Currently, I serve on Creation Research Society board of directors and am a member of Logos Research Associates.

Secular Publications and Patents

Creationist papers and articles



Genetic entropy


Human genetic history

Genetic design and information

Cloning and genetic engineering





Apologetics, how to think

Refuting fallacious thinking and bad science

Design features

Darwin and Darwinism

Radiocarbon dating

Interviews (both by and of Dr Carter)

Book reviews

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