Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science

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Spanning three decades, Steve Meyer has spoken at hundreds of universities, classrooms, churches, and public fora. Stay tuned for upcoming lectures, debates, and online webinars. Or, browse past events and view videos of recorded events. To request that Stephen Meyer speak at your event, submit a speaker request.

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June
06
Jun
3
03
2021

Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

Daniel Reeves
Date
June
06
Jun
3
03
2021
Camp Copass
Denton, TX
We are pleased to announce the Conference on Engineering in Living Systems (CELS 2021) to be held in Denton, Texas. CELS 2021 brings together leading engineers and biologists in order to: (1) apply engineering principles to better understand biological systems, (2) craft a design-based theoretical framework that explains and predicts the behaviors of living systems, and (3) develop research programs that demonstrate the engineering principles at work in living systems. The conference will follow a workshop-like format of discussion-oriented sessions in a collegial setting, with a goal of fostering active participation and establishing concrete results and action items. Topics include the following: Intersection of Biology and Engineering — the impacts of engineering
Date
June
06
Jun
1
01
2021

C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
June
06
Jun
1
01
2021
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts during the past century. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength. Topics to be addressed include the history of science, the relationship between faith and science, the rise of scientific materialism, the debate over Darwinian theory and intelligent design, evolutionary conceptions of ethics, science and economics, science and criminal justice, stem cell research and abortion, eugenics, family life and sexuality, ecology and animal rights, climate
Date
June
06
Jun
1
01
2021

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
June
06
Jun
1
01
2021
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare students to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science.

Date
May
05
May
10
10
2021

Evolution: How Long Would It Take?

An Engineer’s Perspective
Colorado Chapter of Science and Culture Network
Date
May
05
May
10
10
2021
Online Event

Many engineers intuitively see design behind the incredible complexity of even simple organisms. We will take some biological data and combine it with some simple statistics to try to understand how long evolution would take.

Date
April
04
Apr
10
10
2021

Evidence Against Neo-Darwinian Evolution from the Fossil Record

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
April
04
Apr
10
10
2021
Online Event
The Science and Culture Network Chapter in Southern California invites you to join the latest in a series of webinars on intelligent design featuring a variety of Center for Science & Culture scientists and scholars. Renowned German paleontologist Dr. Gunter Bechly will present a talk on how the Neo-Darwinian theory of evolution predicts a gradual bottom-up pattern of appearances of new biological kinds and body plans in the fossil record. The actual fossil record strongly contradicts this prediction and consistently features discontinuities and abrupt appearances in all groups and all geological eras. To demonstrate that this is not restricted to the famous Cambrian Explosion, 20 more examples are provided from the origin of life to the “Big Bang” of the genus Homo. This
Date
January
01
Jan
8
08
2021

Celebrate Alfred Wallace’s Birthday on Jan. 8 with Historian Michael Flannery

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
January
01
Jan
8
08
2021
Zoom

One of the greatest naturalists of the nineteenth century, Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered evolution by natural selection. Unlike Darwin, Wallace became convinced that life and the universe displayed clear evidence of purposeful design. Join us for an online birthday party as we celebrate the life and legacy of Wallace with historian Michael Flannery.

Date
December
12
Dec
4
04
2020

Dr. Gunasekera on the Emerging Field of Nanomedicine

A Webinar Hosted by the Science & Culture Network
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
December
12
Dec
4
04
2020
Online Event
Nanotech has quickly become a fascinating and extensive area of scientific research. This emerging field is blossoming with opportunity and great promise — from nanoscopic cars to a wide variety of other nanomachines including drills that can be used in targeted cancer treatments. By operating on the same nanoscale as chemistry and biology, new levels of miniaturization and efficiency are being achieved, enabling human technologies to interact directly with sophisticated networks of biological machines in nature. As is the case with nanomachines that have long existed in the biological cell, so these human innovations exhibit the brilliance and creativity of their corresponding designers. The Science & Culture Network Chapter in Southern California invites you to join
Date
November
11
Nov
21
21
2020

Online Event Launching Michael Behe's Latest Book — A Mousetrap for Darwin

Global Webinar Featuring an Interview and Q&A with the Author
Daniel Reeves
Date
November
11
Nov
21
21
2020
Online Event

According to Behe, one of the most powerful arguments that he is on the right track is the sheer vacuity of the attacks leveled against him, many offered by undeniably brilliant scientists. But are those criticisms really as empty as he thinks?

Date
November
11
Nov
12
12
2020

Antibiotic Resistance & Bacterial Evolution — What’s the Real Story?

Online Premiere of Latest "Long Story Short" Episode
Daniel Reeves
Date
November
11
Nov
12
12
2020
Online Event
We’re excited to announce a live premiere of the latest episode of the Long Story Short YouTube video series. Perhaps you’ve already seen the first two episodes on homology and whale evolution? In this latest episode, our talented animator tackles yet another supposed linchpin of Neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory. Bacterial evolution and antibiotic resistance is one of the all-time greatest hits regarding evidence for Darwinian evolution. It’s true that antibiotics do stop working sometimes, and that antibiotic resistance is a form of evolution…but is this a demonstration of the creative power of Darwinian evolution, or is there something else going on? No registration or YouTube account is required to watch the live premiere, however, logging into to your
Date
October
10
Oct
21
21
2020

Official Launch of The Miracle of the Cell by Michael Denton

Global Webinar Featuring an Interview and Q&A with the Author
Daniel Reeves
Date
October
10
Oct
21
21
2020
n/a
Online Event

The Miracle of the Cell will explore yet another set of narrowly fine-tuned parameters that make human life — and all life — possible in an otherwise inhospitable universe. Dr. Denton will be interviewed on the subject of his new book and will answer audience questions submitted by readers like yourself.

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