Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science
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intelligent design

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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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Photo: Ghost Nebula, by NASA, ESA, and STScI/Acknowledgment: H. Arab (University of Strasbourg).

Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder Challenges the Evidence for Cosmological Fine-Tuning

Hossenfelder’s strongest argument is that many fine-tuning parameters cannot in fact be quantified. Read More ›
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Thomas Jefferson’s Embrace of Intelligent Design

Jefferson thought that there was scientific evidence for design in nature. In 1823, he insisted so in a letter to John Adams. Read More ›
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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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Your Witness, Mr. Johnson

Stephen Meyer reviews Phillip Johnson's seminal 1991 book Darwin on Trial for the 2006 book Darwin's Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement. Read More ›
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A Scientific History and Philosophical Defense of the Theory of Intelligent Design

What is this theory of intelligent design, and where did it come from? And why does it arouse such passion and inspire such apparently determined efforts to suppress it? Read More ›