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April
04
Apr
1
01
2022

Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology

2022 Westminster Conference on Science & Faith
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
April
04
Apr
1
01
2022
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Philadelphia, PA

Given enough time, can bacteria mutate into insects by chance? Can random mutations account for the existence of butterflies and whales and platypuses? What about the origin of the universe or the origin of man’s ability to reason? Come and hear scientists and scholars discuss the limitations of chance and the abundant testimonies to design, as they come to realization from physics to proteins.

Date
March
03
Mar
12
12
2022

Lux Forum Hosts Stephen Meyer on Return of the God Hypothesis

John Felts
Date
March
03
Mar
12
12
2022
Historic Theatre (Yountville Community Church)
Historic Theatre
Lux Forum — a non-profit operating out of Napa Valley, California — will be featuring a public lecture with Stephen Meyer on his latest book, Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Read below for more information on the event and host. A message from the organizers: Join us for compelling discussions about issues of importance. Set in the unique beauty and hospitality of Napa Valley, Lux Forum is a place for curious people to gather, explore and discuss important contemporary topics, illuminated by the knowledge of the ages, particularly the wisdom born of the historic Christian faith tradition. Lux Forum curates content and provides experiences around a wide range of interests, from science to the arts, and
Date
January
01
Jan
22
22
2022

Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
January
01
Jan
22
22
2022
Denton Bible Church
Denton, TX

How has Christianity contributed to the rise of modern science? What do the latest scientific discoveries tell us about the existence of God? Explore these questions, and more, at Discovery Institute’s 4th-annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith.

Date
September
09
Sep
11
11
2021

How Science Points Us To God

An Informative Evening with Dr. Stephen Meyer
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
September
09
Sep
11
11
2021
The Barn at Mader Farm
Genesee, Idaho

Steve Buri and Dan and Cindi Mader are delighted to invite you to an event benefiting Discovery Institute and featuring Dr. Stephen Meyer. Dr. Meyer will discuss the intersection of science and faith, as presented in his best-selling book, Return of the God Hypothesis.

Date
September
09
Sep
11
11
2021

2021 Science & Faith Simulcast

John Felts
Date
September
09
Sep
11
11
2021
Online Simulcast
Does our universe point to God? Do molecules show evidence of foresight? Were humans produced through an unguided evolutionary process or by intelligent design? Explore these questions and more by joining or hosting the 2021 Science & Faith Simulcast, sponsored by Discovery Institute and organized by In:ciite Events. You’ll have an opportunity to begin the conversation of science & faith in your church or community with today’s leading voices in the fields of science, apologetics, and faith. A suggested schedule is provided below. Dates and times are flexible, so find out the best time for your church or other community group and register today! Schedule 8:30 AM | Begin 30 min Countdown9:00AM | Welcome and Announcements9:05 AM | Science and the
Date
September
09
Sep
9
09
2021

Renowned Synthetic Chemist Speaks on "The Mystery of the Origin of Life"

A Free Webinar with Dr. James Tour of Rice University
John Felts
Date
September
09
Sep
9
09
2021
Zoom
A world-renowned synthetic chemist at Rice University, Dr. James Tour, has caused quite a stir in both the field of chemistry and culture at large by challenging the “just-so” stories that materialist scientists tell regarding the origin of life. His fascinating research into nanomachines, and their potential use in treating cancer and other diseases, has helped him to see the complexity and precision required to develop even the simplest of living organisms capable of surviving and reproducing on primordial earth. On Thursday, September 9th, you’ll have the opportunity to hear Dr. Tour speak on “The Mystery of the Origin of Life” during a webinar organized by The Christian Medical & Dental Association, C.S. Lewis Institute, and Erskine Theological
Date
June
06
Jun
15
15
2021

Webinar with Stephen Meyer on “Return of the God Hypothesis”

Hosted by the U.K.-based Centre for Intelligent Design
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
June
06
Jun
15
15
2021
Online Event
Philosopher of science Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, will be joining a webinar hosted by the U.K.-based Centre for Intelligent Design to discuss his new book Return of the God Hypothesis. From The Centre for Intelligent Design: In this webinar, Dr. Meyer will address the question of whether modern science has proved that God is a delusion, and whether it is still rational to believe in God in the 21st century. He will discuss a series of revolutionary scientific discoveries that point to the reality of God. Known for his innovative work on the evidence for intelligent design in biology, Meyer will demonstrate how discoveries in astronomy and physics, as well as in biology, help to establish the identity of the ‘intelligent designer’
Date
June
06
Jun
14
14
2021

Does Science Reveal the Mind of God?

A discussion between Dr. Stephen C. Meyer and Dr. James Croft
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
June
06
Jun
14
14
2021
Online Event
Philosopher of science Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, will be joining a webinar hosted by The Round Church in Cambridge to discuss his new book Return of the God Hypothesis. From The Round Church: In his new book, Return of the God Hypothesis, Dr. Stephen Meyer sheds light on three scientific discoveries which he believes point to an Intelligent Designer. In this second Moot Point event, Dr. James Croft, a philosopher and humanist, will interact with Dr. Meyer, discussing the cases for and against design in the Universe. When Monday, June 14, 20217:30 PM BST (British Summer Time)2:30 PM EDT11:30 AM PDT Register The event is free, but registration is required to provide you a link to the stream. Contact The Round
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May
05
May
21
21
2021

Stephen Meyer on Return of the God Hypothesis

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
May
05
May
21
21
2021
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes
Spokane, WA

The Spokane-Coeur-d’Alene Guild of the Catholic Medical Association is delighted to host Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute in Seattle. Dr. Meyer will discuss his new book, Return of the God Hypothesis.

Date
May
05
May
4
04
2021

YouTube Premiere of "The Paradigm Project: Intelligent Design"

Hannah Swain
Date
May
05
May
4
04
2021
Online Event

This cinematic-quality documentary features Center Director Stephen Meyer and biologists Jonathan Wells and Douglas Axe. Created by filmmaker Tom Small from Colorado in consultation with various CSC Fellows, the documentary tells the story of the intelligent design movement and serves as the pilot episode of a new series that Small hopes to produce in the future.

Date
April
04
Apr
15
15
2021

Darwin's Three Big Ideas That Impacted Humanity

Darwin's theory fueled ideas with significant consequences for humanity
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
April
04
Apr
15
15
2021
Zoom

One of the greatest naturalists of the nineteenth century, Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered evolution by natural selection. Unlike Darwin, Wallace became convinced that life and the universe displayed clear evidence of purposeful design. Join us for an online birthday party as we celebrate the life and legacy of Wallace with historian Michael Flannery.

Date
March
03
Mar
13
13
2021

Dallas Conference on Science & Faith — 2021

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
March
03
Mar
13
13
2021
Irving Bible Church
Online

Does our universe point to God? Do molecules show evidence of foresight? Were humans produced through an unguided evolutionary process or by intelligent design? Explore these questions and more at the third annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith, sponsored by Discovery Institute on March 13, 2021.

Date
February
02
Feb
28
28
2020

The Return of the God Hypothesis

Weekend Seminar with Dr. Stephen Meyer
Discovery Institute
Date
February
02
Feb
28
28
2020
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
Join us at Biola University for a weekend seminar with Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. As you may well know, the scientific naturalist worldview still dominates the natural sciences, as well as philosophy and many other disciplines, in addition to other aspects of everyday life. However, several influential works have helped give rise to the credibility of intelligent design. In this course, Dr. Meyer will explore three of his important publications that argue not only against the scientific naturalist worldview, but also in favor of intelligent design. The course will draw upon his groundbreaking work in Signature in the Cell, Darwin’s Doubt, and The Return of the God Hypothesis
Date
February
02
Feb
21
21
2020

Grand Canyon University Conference on Faith and Science

Science Stewardship for the Glory of God
Discovery Institute
Date
February
02
Feb
21
21
2020
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ
Attend the Conference on Faith and Science (COFAS 2020) at Grand Canyon University for a two-day exploration of science stewardship and how it glorifies God. Discover more about our Creator through the lens of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Among other sessions, Dr. Stephen Meyer will discuss Is God’s Directing Hand Detectable in Nature? with Professor Jeff Hardin from BioLogos. Dr. Meyer will also be part of a keynote session with Professor Tom Buchanan from the University of Delaware and Professor Dan Churchwell from the Acton Institute. For a full conference schedule, or to register, visit the COFAS 2020 website. When Friday, February 21, 20207:00 – 9:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) Saturday, February 22, 20209:00 AM – 1:00 PM(doors
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January
01
Jan
25
25
2020

Dallas Conference on Science and Faith 2020

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
January
01
Jan
25
25
2020
Dallas, TX

According to a nationwide survey, more than two-thirds of atheists and one-third of agnostics believe that “the findings of science make the existence of God less probable,” while nearly half of self-identified theists believe “the findings of science are neutral with regard to the existence of God.” But what if the discoveries of science actually lend support to belief in God? Tackle this question head-on at the Dallas Conference on Science and Faith.

Date
October
10
Oct
11
11
2019

Why Truth Still Matters

2019 SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
October
10
Oct
11
11
2019
Calvary Church
Charlotte, NC
Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, is scheduled to speak at the upcoming National Conference on Christian Apologetics presented by Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. The theme this year — Why Truth Still Matters — will feature a variety of sessions from scientists, philosophers, and theologians. Dr. Meyer’s sessions are listed below, and a full line-up of speakers and sessions can be found at https://conference.ses.edu/. Darwin’s Doubt Saturday, October 12 | 11:15 am – 12:10 pm In this presentation, Dr. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding the “Cambrian explosion” of animal life in the fossil record — a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals
Date
October
10
Oct
10
10
2019

Aslan is on the Move

Stephen Meyer Presents at the C. S. Lewis Society Annual Banquet
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
October
10
Oct
10
10
2019
Calvary Church
Clearwater, FL
The C. S. Lewis Society, on the campus of Trinity College of Florida, provides a guest-speaker forum for the campus community to hear scholars articulate topics of wide public concern. In this upcoming event, Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, will speak on the inescapable evidence of exquisite design in the cosmos. After bestsellers Signature in the Cell (2009) and Darwin’s Doubt (2013), he is now exploring the startling evidence for God in his forthcoming title, The Return of the God Hypothesis (2020). This is a fundraising event for the work of the Florida-based C. S. Lewis Society, and each attendee will have the opportunity to support the work of the Society with a donation. When Thursday, October 10, 2019, starting at 6:30
Date
May
05
May
13
13
2019

The Biggest Myths about Science and Faith

Historian of science Michael Keas explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion.
Michael Newton Keas
Date
May
05
May
13
13
2019
Denton Bible Church
Denton, TX

Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe — stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Join us as Michael Keas, a historian of science and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion.

Date
March
03
Mar
10
10
2019

Christian Scientific Society Regional Meeting

Featuring Drs. Stephen C. Meyer and Brian Miller of the Center for Science & Culture
Stephen C. Meyer
Date
March
03
Mar
10
10
2019
Come hear Dr. Stephen Meyer, along with other distinguished speakers, present at the Christian Scientific Society’s (CSS) regional meeting in Southern California on March 10-11! The theme of the meeting is Emergence, Spontaneous Pattern Formation, and the Origin of Life. Dr. Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, will speak on the origin of life and the evidence for intelligent design. Dr. Brian Miller, physicist and Research Director at the Center for Science & Culture, will discuss thermodynamics as it relates to the origin of life and information.  WHEN: March 10-11, 2019 WHERE:Biola UniversityCalvary Chapel13800 Biola AveLa Mirada, CA 90639 The meeting is free to full and associate members of the
Date
January
01
Jan
1
01
1970

Faith & Culture in Dialogue

Featuring Dr. Jack Collins, Fellow of Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture
Editor
Date
January
01
Jan
1
01
1970
An evening to hear Dr. Jack Collins speak on matters of science and faith. For more about Dr. Collins, visit his bio. WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:00-9:00 pm WHERE: Redeemer Presbyterian Church Sanctuary(Downtown location)903 North Saint Mary’s StreetSan Antonio, TX 78215 Register through the calendar posting at www.redeemersa.org/Calendar. For questions, contact Lori Dante at (210)