Project Steve is a list of scientists with the given name Steven or a variation thereof (e.g., Stephanie, Stefan, Esteban, etc.) who "support evolution". It was originally created by the National Center for Science Education as a "tongue-in-cheek parody" of creationist attempts to collect a list of scientists who "doubt evolution," such as the Answers in Genesis' list of scientists who accept the biblical account of the Genesis creation narrative or the Discovery Institute's A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism.
The list pokes fun at such endeavors to make it clear that, "We did not
wish to mislead the public into thinking that scientific issues are
decided by who has the longer list of scientists!
However, at the same time the project is a genuine collection of
scientists. Despite the list's restriction to only scientists with names
like "Steve", which in the United States limits the list to roughly 1 percent of the total population,Project Steve is longer and contains many more eminent scientists than any creationist list. In particular, Project Steve contains many more biologists than the creationist lists, with about 51% of the listed Steves being biologists.
As of September 4, 2012, 1225 Steves have signed the statement.