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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Jul11132024
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2024

International Seminar on Intelligent Design

The Center for Science and Culture
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Jul11132024
July
07
Jul
11
11
2024
Dallas, TX
Online Event
Historically, the Summer Seminar program organized by the Center for Science & Culture has included two seminars offered concurrently: the Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences, designed for students and professionals in the natural sciences and the history and philosophy of science, and the C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society, designed primarily for students and professionals in the humanities, social sciences, law, and theology. In the past, we have held these programs in person and participants have joined us from all over the world. Due to the volatility and uncertainty of international travel, however, we have decided to reserve the above seminars for U.S. participants and instead offer a third program combining both tracks described
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Jun24302024
June
06
Jun
24
24
2024

C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The Center for Science and Culture
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Jun24302024
June
06
Jun
24
24
2024
Glen Eyrie
Colorado
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
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Jun24302024
June
06
Jun
24
24
2024

Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

The Center for Science and Culture
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Jun24302024
June
06
Jun
24
24
2024
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado
The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare participants 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. The seminar will include presentations on the application of intelligent design to laboratory research as well as frank treatment of the academic realities that ID researchers confront in graduate school and beyond, and strategies for dealing with them. Although the primary focus of the seminar is science, there also will be discussion on worldview
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Jan252024
January
01
Jan
25
25
2024

The Design Inference 2.0: William Dembski and Winston Ewert Discuss Their New Book

The Center for Science and Culture
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Jan252024
January
01
Jan
25
25
2024
Online Event
On Thursday, January 25, join mathematician William Dembski and computer scientist Winston Ewert as they discuss the significance of their new book and answer your questions. Twenty-five years ago, Dembski unveiled a rigorous scientific method for detecting intelligent design in The Design Inference. Originally published by Cambridge University Press, Dembski’s landmark monograph sparked vigorous debate among scientists, scholars, and the public. In a dramatically expanded new edition, Dembski and co-author Winston Ewert now show how Dembski’s method of design detection has stood the test of time, and they demonstrate its applicability to biology, cosmology, and daily life. This webinar will take place on Zoom and does require registration. If interested, please make sure to
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Nov282023
November
11
Nov
28
28
2023

Webinar with Maverick Scientist Forrest Mims

The Center for Science and Culture
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Nov282023
November
11
Nov
28
28
2023
Online Event
Join longtime Center for Science and Culture Fellow and legendary scientist Forrest Mims as he discusses his new book Maverick Scientist on Tuesday, November 28 at 4 pm PT on Make: Magazine’s Facebook page. There is no need for pre-registration, just go to the Facebook page at the time of the webinar to watch the livestream.  Named one of the “50 Best Brains in Science” by Discover magazine, Forrest will share stories about how someone with no formal academic training in science forged a distinguished scientific career that includes work with NASA and the NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory. Although the analog computer he built in high school sits in the Smithsonian, Forrest will share other artifacts from his life, including: The 1966 electronic “seeing aid”
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Jun01032023
June
06
Jun
1
01
2023

Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

The Center for Science and Culture
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Jun01032023
June
06
Jun
1
01
2023
Camp Copass
Denton, TX

CELS 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

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Mar24252023
March
03
Mar
24
24
2023

Discovery Institute Speakers Featured at Upcoming Black Conservative Summit

The Center for Science and Culture
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Mar24252023
March
03
Mar
24
24
2023
Tinley Park Convention Center
Tinley Park, IL
The upcoming Black Conservative Summit 2023 will include two important sessions on science and scientism featuring Dr. John G. West, Vice President of Discovery Institute, Dr. Stephen Dilley, Senior Fellow of the Center for Science & Culture, and Sean Mixon, adjunct professor at Dallas College and an alumnus of the Center for Science & Culture Summer Seminar program. Sean Mixon and John West will present a Saturday, 10:30 am plenary session on the impact of scientism on society. Later in the day, Mixon and Stephen Dilley will present a 2:15 pm breakout session entitled “The Peril and Promise of Science in the Quest to Fix America.” Visit the event webpage linked here to register or learn more. Organized by Freedom’s Journal Institute for the
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Mar152023
March
03
Mar
15
15
2023

Tiny Tech

2023 Intelligent Design Education Day
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
Mar152023
March
03
Mar
15
15
2023
Great Northern University @ Fourth Memorial Church
Spokane, WA
After a 3-year hiatus, we are excited to announce that the annual Intelligent Design Education Day is returning to Washington State with new speakers and sessions related to the theme of Tiny Tech. This free in-person event will be hosted by our friends at Great Northern University in Spokane, WA and is designed primarily for junior high and high school students from home and private schools (but also open to all ages). First offered to the public in 2016, the annual ID Education Day represents a unique field trip opportunity where students can interact directly with scientists and learn about intelligent design. This year, following an introductory session on ID, our speakers will present on the extraordinary technology present in nature’s tiniest life forms – from
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Nov17192022
November
11
Nov
17
17
2022

William Lane Craig, Melissa Cain Travis, and John Bloom Speaking at Apologetics Conference

Hosted by Biola Apologetics and The Evangelical Philosophical Society
The Center for Science and Culture
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Nov17192022
November
11
Nov
17
17
2022
Mission Hills Church
Littleton, CO
The annual Apologetics Conference, hosted by both Biola Apologetics and the Evangelical Philosophical Society, is back again in Denver, CO. This year, they will be featuring speakers like William Lane Craig, Melissa Cain Travis, and John Bloom, all notable fellows from the Center for Science & Culture. We’d love to invite you to come out and support our fellows— and learn something too! Below is a brief word from the conference organizers: The annual EPS Apologetics Conference is back! Join us for the highly anticipated three-day apologetics conference this November! The biggest event in apologetics will be held November 17 through 19 in Denver, CO. Biola Apologetics is partnering with the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) and Mission Hills Church to
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Oct28292022
October
10
Oct
28
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2022

John G. West to Speak on C.S. Lewis, Scientocracy, and the Role of Faith in Politics

Sessions presented at the upcoming Slaying Leviathan Conference in Tacoma, WA
The Center for Science and Culture
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Oct28292022
October
10
Oct
28
28
2022
Evangelical Reformed Church
Tacoma , WA
Discovery Institute Vice President John West will be speaking on C.S. Lewis, the threat of “scientocracy,” and the relationship between Christianity and politics at three sessions of the Slaying Leviathan Conference on Oct. 28-29 in Tacoma, WA. On Friday night, Dr. West will talk about C.S. Lewis’s views on science and scientism for the Theology Pugcast podcast taped during the conference. On Saturday, he will discuss what we can learn about the relationship between faith and politics from American history in the 1800s. He will also give a talk on the dangers of “scientocracy” in today’s America. West’s books include Darwin Day in America, The Politics of Revelation and Reason, The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, The C.S.

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