Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science
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Sauce for the Goose

Judge Jones, in his Kitzmiller v. Dover opinion expressed an entrenched view common not only among members of the media and scientific establishment. But why isn’t the theory of intelligent design scientific? On what basis do critics of the theory make that claim? And is it justified? 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 ›
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Debate With Michael Ruse on Ben Wattenberg’s Think Tank (PBS)

Ben Wattenberg moderates this matchup with Darwinist Michael Ruse, who was also featured in the movie Expelled.  This debate gets into the philosophical implications of design and Darwinism and the distinctions between the scientific evidence and the implications for both theories. Part 1 Part 2
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The Scientific Status of Intelligent Design

Underlying Darwin's repudiation of creationist legitimacy lay an entirely different conception of science than had prevailed among earlier naturalists. Darwin's attacks on his creationist and idealist opponents in part expressed and in part established an emerging positivistic "episteme" in which the mere mention of unverifiable "acts of Divine will" or "the plan of creation" would increasingly serve to disqualify theories from consideration as science qua science. Read More ›