James A Huggins is a professor and chair of the department of biology at Union University and director of their Hammons Center for Scientific Studies. It’s not as impressive as it might sound. Union University is a fundamentalist Southern Baptist institution and no place to get an education – according to the University website, Huggins, who is also a pastor at Unity Baptist Church, “prays with students in each class as well as when they come to him for advising.” It is instructive how Union University uses this to market their institution. Huggins is also on the Creation Ministries International’s list of “scientists alive today who accept the Biblical account of creation”.
Of course, given that he does, in fact, have a science-related education and a few publications on wildlife ecology that have nothing to do with evolution, he is one of the few signatories to the Discovery Institute’s petition A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism that superficially might seem to lend some air of credibility to such lists.
Diagnosis: Huggins doesn’t seem to be much in the spotlight on these issues, but the fact that he i) does appear on these lists and is ii) associated with something that pretends to be an institution of education is enough to qualify him for inclusion here.