Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science
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evolution

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The Power Hour: Stephen Meyer on the Consequences of a Culture that Forgets God

On a recent episode of radio show The Power Hour, Dr. Stephen Meyer talks about his latest book Return of the God Hypothesis with guest host Karen Kataline. Along the way, they discuss the consequences of a culture that adopts a no-god society. Is there a scientific basis for God today? What is the evidence for the activity of mind in nature? What is the relationship between creativity and freedom? What ideas in our culture are downstream from the issue of the existence of God? Listen to this thought-provoking chat revealing why Dr. Meyer’s book Return of the God Hypothesis is so timely and so needed in this current moment in history.
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‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ and Debates About a Creator

The first episode of the “Ancient Aliens” cable TV series promised to show that the growth of intelligent life on this planet had help that came from the stars. The Prometheus Entertainment summary in 2010 asked: “If ancient aliens visited Earth, what was their legacy, and did they leave behind clues” that still exist? The bigger question, nearly 200 episodes later, is whether aliens provided the building blocks of life itself. That’s the kind of subject — both theological and scientific — that surfaces whenever there are debates about whether extraterrestrial life exists. It’s one thing for a recent U.S. national intelligence report — “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” — to discuss incomplete technical data and the possibility of hostile Read More ›
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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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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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Mystery of Life’s Origin Authors Reunite for Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

Stephen Meyer is one of the foremost scholars and ID proponents who have carried on the intellectual legacy of Charles Thaxton and his colleagues. Read More ›
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Cambrian Explosion, Burgess Shale, and More

Animal forms come and go, but what links them as “acts of mind” (as Agassiz put it) is a “continuity of ideas,” not, says Meyer, the physical continuity that Darwin asserted. Read More ›
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Puffin Talk on Saltee Island Great, one of my favourite spots on earth. See this picture also on Unsplash or in my categorie Birds.The Saltee Islands are a pair of small islands lying 5 kilometres off the southern coast of County Wexford in Ireland. The two islands are Great Saltee (89 hectares) and Little Saltee (37 hectares). Both have been privately owned by the Neale family since 1943.
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Intelligent Design is not Creationism

Contrary to media reports, ID is not a religious-based idea, but an evidence-based scientific theory about life’s origins. What signs of intelligence do design advocates see? Read More ›
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Laws, Causes and Facts

Establishing a rigid line of demarcation is especially difficult in the vexing world of origins research. So I appreciate Professor Ruse’s drawing our attention to what is perhaps a false dichotomy. Read More ›