Dr. Don Batten
(from The Answers Book - About the Author)
Dr. Batten graduated B.Sc.Agr., majoring in horticultural science, with first class honors, in 1973. He was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Sydney in 1977 for research on the physiology of root initiation in plant cuttings. Don worked for the New South Wales Department of Agriculture from 1976 - 1994 researching newer sub-tropical fruit crops such as lychee and custard apple. He traveled to India, Thailand, Taiwan, and China to study fruit crops and collect varieties. Don has collaborated with scientists at universities in Australia and overseas, as well as with CSIRO scientists. Major research interests include floral biology, environmental adaptation, and breeding. Don once tried to harmonize the Bible with popular beliefs by way of "theistic evolution," but came to see that this does not work. He now works full time for Answers in Genesis, which sees him speaking at various locations throughout Australia and overseas, as well as researching and writing to spread the gospel/creation message.
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