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Matthew Chapman (born 1950) is a journalist, screenwriter, and director.

His mother Clare was the daughter of the philosophy professor and author Francis Cornford and poet Frances Cornford (ne Darwin), and through his maternal grandmother he is a great-great grandson of Charles Darwin.

Chapman has written widely on the creation-evolution controversy in the US, particularly the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, in which 11 parents successfully sued the school district to prevent them from reading a required statement aloud in ninth-grade science classes whenever evolution was taught.

He has written numerous screenplays, had articles published in Harper's magazine and in Salon. He is married to the actress and documentary film producer Denise Dumont, and has a daughter, Anna Bella Charles Darwin Teixeira Chapman, and a stepson, Diogo Marzo.

Matthew Chapman founded Science Debate 2008 (now simply Science Debate). His co-founders were fellow screenwriter Shawn Lawrence Otto, CEO of the organization, science writer Chris Mooney, marine biologist and science blogger Sheril Kirshenbaum, noted physicist Lawrence Krauss, and philosopher Austin Dacey. The organization was formed to pressure the presidential candidates to hold a debate on science and technology issues. Almost 40,000 people signed onto the website ScienceDebate2008.com in support of the idea, including many Nobel laureates, hundreds of universities, university presidents, dozens of science publications, business leaders and innovators, and practically every major science organization in America. Although the candidates did not agree to the two televised debates proposed by Science Debate 2008, both Obama and McCain did participate in an online written version, providing detailed responses to the "14 Top Science Questions Facing America," a list suggested by the organization's members. Several of the earliest supporters of Science Debate are now in the Obama administration, including Energy Secretary Steven Chu, NOAA Director Jane Lubchenco, and Presidential Science Advisor John Holdren. The organization continues to advocate for more discussion of science in public life, is expanding into education, and intends to hold debates in the mid-terms and in 2012 while developing a greater international profile. Debates modeled on the Science Debate initiative either have or will take place in Italy, Germany, and Sweden. Matthew Chapman remains its President.

His most recent film, which he wrote and directed is "The Ledge" starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Terence Howard, and Patrick Wilson. It was shot in Louisiana in spring 2010.

Matthew Chapman currently lives in New York.

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Total Books: 13
Saggerson on Travel Law and Litigation
2013 - Saggerson on Travel Law and Litigation (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780854901197
ISBN-10: 0854901191
Genres: Travel, Law
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The Snail and the Ginger Beer The Singular Case of Donoghue V Stevenson
2009 - The Snail and the Ginger Beer the Singular Case of Donoghue V Stevenson (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780854900497
ISBN-10: 0854900497
Genres: History, Law
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40 Days and 40 Nights Darwin Intelligent Design God Oxycontin and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania
40 Days and 40 Nights Darwin Intelligent Design God OxyContin and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania
Air Pollution
2003 - Air Pollution [21st Century Debates] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780750238779
ISBN-10: 0750238771
Genre: Children's Books
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Trials of the Monkey  An Accidental Memoir
2002 - Trials of the Monkey an Accidental Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312300784
ISBN-10: 0312300786
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
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Air Pollution
2001 - Air Pollution [21st Century Debates] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780750234948
ISBN-10: 0750234946
Genre: Children's Books
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Trials of the Monkey An Accidental Memoir
2001 - Trials of the Monkey an Accidental Memoir (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312283575
ISBN-10: 0312283571
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Science & Math
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Trials of the Monkey An Accidental Memoir
2000 - Trials of the Monkey an Accidental Memoir (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780715630020
ISBN-10: 0715630024
Genre: Reference
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Fast Track Personal Injury Claims
1999 - Fast Track Personal Injury Claims [Personal Injury in Practice] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781858112268
ISBN-10: 1858112265
Genre: Law
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Air Pollution Our Impact on the Planet
Air Pollution Our Impact on the Planet [21st Century Debates Series] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780739848746
ISBN-10: 0739848747
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Fraudulent Claims Deceit Insurance and Practice
Fraudulent Claims Deceit Insurance and Practice (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781858113777
ISBN-10: 1858113776
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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