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Stephen Meyer On Science and Faith at PragerU

1. Are Religion and Science in Conflict?

Atheist thinkers insist there can be no peace between a scientific understanding of reality, and religious one. History, however, shows that the rise of science drew deeply on Judeo-Christian presuppositions, without which we would be both spiritually and scientifically far poorer.

2. How Did the Universe Begin?

Some scientists, including Albert Einstein, fought hard against the idea of a Big Bang — that the universe burst into existence a finite time ago — until the scientific data became too overwhelming to fudge or deny anymore. “In the beginning,” indeed.

3. Aliens, the Multiverse, or God?

Resisting the evidence of cosmic and biological design, some atheist scientists have retreated to desperate rationalizations — such as a purely speculative “multiverse,” or space aliens seeding life on Earth. All in vain, it’s an effort to avoid the conclusion of a transcendent creator.

4. What Is Intelligent Design?

Follow the science! It demonstrates that the digitally encoded information in DNA, like all such information (including in the programming for the computer you’re using right now), could have arisen from only one source: an intelligent agent, acting deliberately.

5. What’s Wrong with Atheism?

If there were no God, and no purpose to existence, could we rationally expect a cosmic home like ours — a universe with a beginning, ultra-finely tuned for life, with living beings far surpassing in sophistication the most advanced human technology? Not a chance.

Stephen C. Meyer

Director, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the philosophy of science. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He is author of the New York Times-bestseller Darwin’s Doubt (2013) as well as the book Signature in the Cell (2009) and The Return of the God Hypothesis (2021). In 2004, Meyer ignited a firestorm of media and scientific controversy when a biology journal at the Smithsonian Institution published his peer-reviewed scientific article advancing intelligent design. Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBS's Sunday Morning, NBC's Nightly News, ABC's World News, Good Morning America, Nightline, FOX News Live, and the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. He has also been featured in two New York Times front-page stories and has garnered attention in other top-national media.