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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September
09
Sep
23
23
2021

Unpacking "Return of the God Hypothesis" with Dr. Ray Bohlin

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
September
09
Sep
23
23
2021
The Hope Center
Plano, TX
Are there scientific arguments for the existence of God? Dr. Stephen Meyer thinks so, which he explains in his new book Return of the God Hypothesis. A hefty read indeed, covering three broad but important topics: The beginnings of the universeThe fine-tuning of the universeThe intricate world of molecular biology Many are interested in these topics but just aren’t familiar enough with such subjects. This is where Dr. Ray Bohlin would like to assist. Making the research and study of Dr. Stephen Meyer even more accessible to the layman, Dr. Bohlin will be speaking at The Hope Center on September 23rd. In this in-person seminar, Dr. Bohlin will be summarizing the main points of Dr. Meyer’s book and answering as many questions as time permits. If you
Date
September
09
Sep
11
11
2021

First Annual Ibero-American Conference on Intelligent Design

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
September
09
Sep
11
11
2021
N/A
Online Event
Discovery Institute is pleased to announce that our friends at the Brazilian Society for Intelligent Design (or, “Sociedade Brasileira do Design Inteligente”) will be hosting their first annual Spanish-language conference via livestream. Here is a message from the organizers: Have you heard about the theory which is revolutionizing science, known as the theory of intelligent design? This theory reveals — mainly from the field of molecular biology — the true cause of life and its forms, using strict scientific methodologies. The origin of life is not explained by either unguided natural processes nor by chance. On the contrary, we find sufficient explanation in the action of transcendent intelligence. And yes, this can be studied and scientifically demonstrated
Date
August
08
Aug
17
17
2021

The Basic Building Blocks & Origin of Life

John Felts
Date
August
08
Aug
17
17
2021
YouTube
Homology, whale evolution, antibiotic resistance, and more. These are some of the subjects, sacred to Darwinists, that receive unique treatment from our animated “Long Story Short” series. Clever, humorous, substantive, brief, “Long Story Short” now turns its attention to the origin of life — a most uncomfortable riddle for proponents of materialism. Episode 4, “The Basic Building Blocks & the Origin of Life,” will premiere on Tuesday, August 17, at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET, on YouTube. It’s just a little over 10 minutes long. You can participate in a live discussion with other viewers, including two scientists with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, geologist Casey Luskin and physicist Brian Miller. Dr. Miller has been one of our leading debaters
Date
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

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.

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

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