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Scientist: And Yet a Creator is Indispensable

The Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad interviewed Dr. Stephen Meyer about his new book, Return of the God Hypothesis. The article was written in Dutch by their science editor, Bart van den Dikkenberg. Here we include a few sentences from the introduction as a preview. View the full article in Dutch at the link below. The title of Meyer’s book, The Return of the God Hypothesis, is a nod to a famous, but probably apocryphal, statement by the French mathematician Pierre-Simon de Laplace (1749-1827). When he presented his book Traité de Mécanique Céleste in 1802 to the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, Laplace was asked what the role of God at the origin of the solar system had been. The mathematician replied: Read More ›
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Three Scientific Discoveries That Call for a God Hypothesis

In the book River Out of Eden, Oxford biologist and atheist superstar Richard Dawkins famously wrote: “The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.” Dawkins and other “new atheists” have long insisted that science has excluded the possibility of a creator or has, at least, rendered it unnecessary. Turns out this belief may be scientifically out of date. According to a new book, the biggest discoveries of the last century challenge a materialistic worldview and call science back to its theistic roots. Cambridge-educated philosopher of science Stephen Meyer wrote two books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, that Read More ›
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Philosopher of Science Stephen Meyer Answers the Tough Questions Darwinists Don’t Even Ask

John Zmirak: First of all, thank you for your trilogy of books laying out the reasons why Intelligent Design is a more rational, and hence more “scientific” hypothesis than others. I was especially impressed with your ability to shift gears from physics to biology, and then to epistemology, engaging top level practitioners of each. Your latest, The Return of the God Hypothesis, is vastly ambitious. I think it rivals Aquinas’ Summa Contra Gentiles in that respect: a comprehensive “answer to the pagans.” How would you sum it up in 50 words for potential readers? Stephen Meyer: Thank you John for your interest and for that extremely generous compliment. Return of the God Hypothesis argues — contrary to “new atheist” writers Read More ›
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BreakPoint Reviews the Key Discoveries of Stephen Meyer’s newest book Return of the God Hypothesis

In a new commentary from the Colson Center’s BreakPoint, host John Stonestreet reports on the discoveries of the last century that challenge a materialistic worldview and call science back to its theistic roots. Listen to this 5-minute commentary below or read it instead. Dr. Meyer also appeared in a recent episode of the Colson Center’s Upstream podcast with Shane Morris to discuss Return of the God Hypothesis. Listen to that interview here.
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Stephen Meyer Discusses the Inspiration and Key Takeaways of his new book on Point of View Radio

Dr. Stephen Meyer connects with an old friend, host Kerby Anderson, on an episode of Point of View to discuss his latest book Return of the God Hypothesis. Starting with the events that inspired him to write the book, the pair also discuss where the term “laws of nature” comes from and what it really means, how the 20th century inherited the 19th century’s scientific materialism, and why recent scientific discoveries are bringing the God hypothesis back to the fore.
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Listen to Stephen Meyer Answer Challenges From a Leading Proponent of Theistic Evolution

Vice President of BioLogos Jim Stump hosts Stephen Meyer on an episode of the BioLogos podcast Language of God. Despite foundational differences between the theistic evolution and intelligent design communities, Stump and Meyer have a courteous, in-depth exchange about Meyer’s background, the history of the intelligent design research community, and the arguments of Meyer’s new book Return of the God Hypothesis. Instead of taking the shape of a back-and-forth debate, Stump asks probing questions and simply listens to Meyer make his points and clarify his positions on key topics, including the difference between general and special revelation, how historical science differs from natural or lab science, the meanings of evolution, and why intelligent design is not simply an appeal to Read More ›
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Ricochet Podcast: Stephen Meyer Takes on Challenges to his Scientific Reasoning About the Origin and Design of the Universe

Enjoy 30 minutes of Dr. Stephen Meyer in fine form as he explains and defends the arguments of his new book Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Meyer is joined on Ricochet’s flagship podcast by host Peter Robinson and guest host James Lileks, who keep it lively with stimulating questions. Topics include: what separates the historical sciences from the everyday lab-coat sciences, whether science and religion need to be kept separate, how the various hypotheses for the origin of the universe compare, the difference between mere Shannon information and complex, specified information, and how intelligent design goes beyond the negative argument against neo-Darwinism to make a strong positive argument for the Read More ›
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Post-Darwinian Science: Frank Turek and Stephen Meyer Discuss the Return of the God Hypothesis

In a two-part series on his syndicated radio show I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, Dr. Frank Turek discusses the history and the science found in Dr. Stephen Meyer’s new book Return of the God Hypothesis. In Part 1 of their lively conversation, they discuss how Judeo-Christian ideas fueled modern science and what happened when scientific materialism eclipsed the God hypothesis in the late 19th century. They also discuss the first of three scientific discoveries Dr. Meyer discusses in his book – the realization by scientists in the 20th century that the universe had a beginning. In Part 2, they discuss the second and third scientific discoveries Dr. Meyer writes about – the fine-tuning of the basic Read More ›
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Reconciling Science and Faith: Stephen Meyer on The Marc Bernier Show

What do you get when you combine an interested host, great questions, and a good-quality audio setup? An awesome interview! Stephen Meyer calls this 25-minute segment one of the best radio spots he’s ever done. Listen to see why. Hear seasoned radio host Marc Bernier ask perceptive questions about scientific materialism, the possibility of extraterrestrials, the role of intelligent design in medicine, the approach to evolution in school, the roots of the war between science and faith, and, of course, the arguments in Meyer’s new book Return of the God Hypothesis.
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Stephen Meyer Goes Back to the Roots of Intelligent Design with Sandy Rios

Radio host Sandy Rios has been following the work of the intelligent design community at Discovery Institute since the 1990s. On this episode of Sandy Rios in the Morning, she’s excited to unpack Meyer’s new book Return of the God Hypothesis. After a review of the impact Discovery Institute has had on science in the last 25 years, Rios probes the three scientific discoveries detailed in Meyer’s book. She also explores the fascinating idea that the available scientific evidence suggests that the designer behind the universe is not a distant, unknown entity but a personal God that is knowable.