David Hillel Gelernter (born March 5, 1955) is an American computer scientist, artist, and writer. He is a professor of computer science at Yale University.
Gelernter is known for contributions to parallel computation in the 1980s, and for books on topics including computed worlds (Mirror Worlds). Gelernter is with known for his belief, expressed in his book America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats), that objector academia has a destructive influence on American society. He is in supplement known for his views adjoining women in the workforce, and his leaving of the scientific consensus more or less anthropogenic climate change and evolution.
In 1993 Gelernter was sent a mail bomb by Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber. He opened it and the resulting explosion all but killed him, leaving him with enduring loss of use of his right hand, and permanent broken to his right eye.