I grew up in southern Idaho and graduated from Raft River High School, Malta, Idaho, in 1966. I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Michigan and Indiana (Great Lakes, 1967-1969). I attended BYU, where I met the love of my life, Kathleen Brown. We have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. I graduated from BYU in 1973 with a BS in Microbiology and a BS in Zoology. I then earned an MS in Zoology from BYU in 1974 and a PhD in Anatomy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. I completed a post doc in Pediatrics at the University of Washington in 1981 and took a position teaching Anatomy and Developmental Biology in the Idaho Dental Education Program at Idaho State University the same year. I retired in 2011 after teaching at ISU for thirty years. I was selected as the ISU Distinguished Teacher (1992) and Outstanding Researcher (2000). I continue to teach anatomy classes at ISU and other institutions. My research is the study of normal and abnormal biological form, including birth defects, and I have published approximately one hundred papers and books on the subject, including several scholarly works on the relationship between birth defects and medieval beliefs. I have authored or co-authored about twenty books, including several leading-selling Anatomy and Physiology textbooks and the critically acclaimed history of thalidomide, Dark Remedy, the Impact of Thalidomide and its Revival as a Vital Medicine (cited above).  I am considered one of the world’s leading authorities on thalidomide, and have been invited to speak at several international conferences. I have also traveled to several countries to evaluate alleged thalidomide victims who have not been previously identified as such – but now are. I have also written books on the relationship between science and religion, as described above. I have served in numerous Church callings, including Seminary Teacher; Gospel Doctrine, Teacher Development, and Family History teacher. I was Cub Master and Scout Master for many years. I am an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. I have been an Elders Quorum President twice and High Priest Group Leader twice. I have served on the High Council of the University Stake. I have been a counselor in a Bishopric and have served as Bishop twice, once in my home ward and once in a university ward. My wife and I served as temple workers in the Idaho Falls Temple until the Pocatello Temple was built, where we now serve.   Trent D. Stephens, PhD, Was the Earth Formed from the Debris of Other Planets? Religious Educator, 21(3):161-171, 2020