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Michael Medved’s Six-Part Interview with Stephen Meyer on Return of the God Hypothesis


In a series of segments on the Michael Medved show, Stephen Meyer discusses his latest book, Return of the God Hypothesis.

Segment 1: Medved prompts Meyer to explain why the God hypothesis has necessarily returned as science has advanced in the last century. Meyer explains how three major findings in recent scientific study point to a powerful, designing intellect behind the universe. (Air date: 2/12/21)

Segment 2: When did we get the idea that science is at war with belief in God? When Medved poses this question, Meyer describes how this so-called “warfare model” arose fairly late in the history of science. He also explains that it diverges sharply from the thinking of the founders of modern science, many of whom embraced religious faith and found inspiration for their scientific study in theological ideas. (Air date: 2/26/21)

Segment 3: Here, Medved asks about the vexing question of the origin of life. Meyer explains the failure of chemical evolutionary theory to account for the origin of the first living cells. He also shows why intelligent design provides a better explanation of the information necessary to produce the first life. (Air date: 3/8/21)

Segment 4: Medved asks Meyer about an exotic theory known as panspermia, which proposes that life was seeded on Earth by an alien intelligence within the cosmos. Meyer explains why this theory fails to account for the ultimate origin of biological information as well as the fine tuning of the universe. Meyer also shares the stories of prominent scientific materialists who have rejected their own materialistic views and embraced the theory of intelligent design and/or belief in God. (Air date: 3/15/21)

Segment 5: Medved asks Meyer about the beginning of the universe, and Meyer relates the story of how modern scientists like Edwin Hubble and Albert Einstein discovered that the universe had a beginning. (Air date: 3/24/21)

Segment 6: When Medved asks about our search for ultimate meaning, Meyer describes how the naturalistic worldview deprives many people of a sense of ultimate significance. Then Meyer tells the story of an intelligent young professional who rediscovered the harmony between her scientific knowledge and her belief in God. (Air date: 3/30/21)

Michael Medved

Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth & Poverty
Michael Medved is a nationally-broadcast talk radio host, podcaster and best-selling author. With an audience growing to 5 million weekly listeners, his daily three-hour current events and pop culture show has placed for two decades among the ten most important talk shows in the United States. His daily podcast, “In the Light of History,” available with his radio show (commercial-free) to a growing list of subscribers, provides historical context for the news and analysis he covers. 

Stephen C. Meyer

Director, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the philosophy of science. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He is author of the New York Times-bestseller Darwin’s Doubt (2013) as well as the book Signature in the Cell (2009) and Return of the God Hypothesis (2021). In 2004, Meyer ignited a firestorm of media and scientific controversy when a biology journal at the Smithsonian Institution published his peer-reviewed scientific article advancing intelligent design. Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBS's Sunday Morning, NBC's Nightly News, ABC's World News, Good Morning America, Nightline, FOX News Live, and the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. He has also been featured in two New York Times front-page stories and has garnered attention in other top-national media.