Please take this anonymous poll. Only vote once. No changes allowed. Thanks! How do Paradigms influence what we believe about our Origins? - Dr. Paul Nelson After Dr. Paul Nelson received his BA in philosophy with a minor in evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh, he entered the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD (1998) in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory. He is a philosopher of biology who has been involved in the intelligent design debate internationally for over two decades.