Bill Nye the “Science Guy” claims that humans are “insignificant” specks living on a planet that orbits “an unremarkable star,” while astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the 2014 Cosmos TV series, describes God as “an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance.” But are humans really the insignificant products of a blind cosmos that did not have them in mind? Is belief in God the enemy of scientific progress? What is the true nature of scientific inquiry and its relationship to faith? Explore these questions and more at the sixth annual Westminster Conference on Science and Faith on March 20-21, 2015 in the greater Philadelphia area. This year’s theme is “Cosmos and Creator” and features renowned Oxford University mathematics professor John Lennox and Discovery Institute geneticist Michael Denton.
Sometimes referred to as today’s C.S. Lewis, Dr. Lennox has debated prominent “New Atheists” including Richard Dawkins and is author of books such as God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, God and Stephen Hawking, and Gunning for God. Biologist Michael Denton is author of Evolution: A Theory in Crisis and Nature’s Destiny, and is featured in the new documentary Privileged Species.
Additional speakers include Westminster Theological Seminary theologian Dr. Vern Poythress, author of Redeeming Science; CSC Associate Director Dr. John G. West, author of Darwin Day in America; CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin, co-author of Science and Human Origins and the Discovering Intelligent Design curriculum; Westminster Theological Seminary theologian Dr. Scott Oliphint, author of Reasons for Faith; and attorney Douglas Ell, author of Counting to God: A Personal Journey through Science to Belief.
DATE & TIME:
Friday, March 20, 2:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, March 21, 8:45 am-4:00 pm
Click here to view the tentative conference program.
Proclamation Presbyterian Church
278 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
- General Public: $70 thru Feb. 20; $110 from Feb. 21-Mar. 21
- Student: $20 thru Feb. 20; $45 from Feb. 21-Mar. 21
- Group: $50 thru Feb. 20; $90 from Feb. 21-Mar. 21
For questions about registration, please email Janine Dixon (Discovery Institute) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-685-0632 ext. 108 between 9:00 am-5:30 pm (PT).
This conference is co-sponsored by Westminster Theological Seminary, Pensmore Foundation, and Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. Visit the Westminster Conference Series to purchase videos of past conferences.
The Radnor Hotel is offering a special rate for conference attendees of $99/night for a kind bed or $109/night for two double beds. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-537-3000 and mentioning the Science and Faith Conference. To guarantee the group rate, please book by Thursday, February 26.
The Radnor Hotel
591 E. Lancaster Ave.
St. Davids, PA 19087