Science, Human Origins, & Human Dignity

ACE Conference Center, Greater Philadelphia
Past Event April 14, 2012

A DVD of this conference has been made available. Click here to purchase the Science, Human Origins, & Human Dignity DVD.

Westminster ConferenceDoes modern biology support or undercut human uniqueness? Are the discoveries of brain research compatible with personal responsibility? What does it really mean to be “created in the image of God?” And what are the social and ethical implications of our view of the human person? Explore these vital questions and more at the third annual Westminster Conference on Science and Faith to be held on April 14, 2012 at the ACE Conference Center in the greater Philadelphia area. Conference sessions will run from 8:45 am-5:15 pm and examine scientific evidence for human uniqueness, evolutionary claims about human origins, theological views of the image of God, the “blame it on the brain” mentality, and current conflicts over animal rights, euthanasia, and abortion.

Speakers will include psychologist Edward Welch, author of Blame It on the Brain; physician Michael Emlet, author of CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet; biologists Richard Sternberg and Ann Gauger of the Biologic Institute; biologist Ray Bohlin of Discovery Institute; Discovery Institute bioethicist Wesley J. Smith, author of A Rat Is A Pig Is A Dog Is A Boy; Biblical scholar C. John Collins, author of Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?; theologians Vern Poythress, K. Scott Oliphint, William Edgar, and David Garner of Westminster Theological Seminary; and social scientist John West of Discovery Institute, author of Darwin Day in America.

This event will be of special interest to seminary students, college students, and pastors and other church leaders. The conference is sponsored by Westminster Theological Seminary and Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.

Plus FREE Pre-Conference Forum (April 13, 7:00 pm): “Science, the Bible, and Adam and Eve: Two Views” featuring C. John Collins, author of Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? and Denis Lamoureux, author of I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution.

Preliminary Conference Program


Friday Forum Registration: Admission to the Friday forum is free, but you must register because of limited space.

Saturday Conference General Admission: Includes admission to sessions, educational materials, and lunch.

Early-Bird Registration (thru March 30, 2012): $35
Regular Registration (March 31st thru April 6th 2012): $45

Saturday Conference Student Registration: High School, College, and Seminary Students can register for just $5, which includes lunch; they will need to show student ID upon check-in at the conference.

Lodging: Rooms are available at the ACE Conference Center for $129 per night. Make reservations directly with the Conference Center by calling 1-800-523-3000. Mention the Science and Faith Conference.

The conference is full and registration is now closed. Walk-up registration will NOT be available. A video of the conference will be produced for sale at a later date. Subscribe at to receive an update on its release.