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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Date
July
07
Jul
13
13
2023

International Seminar on Intelligent Design

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
July
07
Jul
13
13
2023
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
Date
June
06
Jun
26
26
2023

C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
June
06
Jun
26
26
2023
Glen Eyrie
Colorado Springs, CO
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
26
26
2023

Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
June
06
Jun
26
26
2023
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
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. 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
Date
June
06
Jun
1
01
2023

Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

John Felts
Date
June
06
Jun
1
01
2023
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
March
03
Mar
15
15
2023

Tiny Tech

2023 Intelligent Design Education Day
John Felts
Date
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 2015, 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
Date
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
John Felts
Date
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
Date
October
10
Oct
28
28
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
Date
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.
Date
September
09
Sep
27
27
2022

Information as the Foundation of Business and Biology

A lecture by Dr. William Dembski hosted by the Association for Business Technology Professionals
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
September
09
Sep
27
27
2022
Matrix Resources
Dallas, TX
The Association for Business Technology Professionals invites you to join their upcoming chapter meeting in Dallas, TX to hear from William Dembski, Distinguished Fellow of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Discovery Institute. Here’s a message from the organizers: Information is foundational to both business and biology. In business, information characterizes everything from prices to intellectual property to lead generation to cryptocurrencies. In biology, information characterizes every level of biological organization and complexity. This wide-ranging talk explores the concept of information in general terms but focuses especially on how information applies to business and biology. The crucial takeaway of this talk will be that the
Date
September
09
Sep
18
18
2022

Discovering How Science Points to God

A lecture by Dr. Stephen Meyer hosted by Park Cities Presbyterian Church
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
September
09
Sep
18
18
2022
Park Cities Presbyterian Church
Dallas, TX
Our friends at Park Cities Presbyterian Church are hosting a science and faith discussion in Dallas, TX with Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science & Culture at Discovery Institute and author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Here’s a message from the organizers: As Christians, we have the privilege of applying our faith in the context of the challenging world we live in. But we often struggle with knowing how to do that. As Christians, we must be shaped by God’s Word as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission in the context of a lost world. We are excited to announce that over the next year, we will be offering four Faith & Culture events that will help equip you to be lights
Date
June
06
Jun
10
10
2022

International Seminar on Intelligent Design

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
June
06
Jun
10
10
2022
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. Given the restrictions on international travel at the time of writing, however, we have decided to reserve the above seminars for U.S. participants in the summer of 2022 and to instead offer a third

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