Intelligent Design

The Center for Science and Culture

John G. West to Speak on C.S. Lewis, Scientocracy, and the Role of Faith in Politics

Discovery Institute Vice President John West will be speaking on C.S. Lewis, the threat of “scientocracy,” and the relationship between Christianity and politics at three sessions of the Slaying Leviathan Conference on Oct. 28-29 in Tacoma, WA. On Friday night, Dr. West will talk about C.S. Lewis’s views on science and scientism for the Theology Pugcast podcast taped during the Read More ›


Systems Biology and Intelligent Design

What light does systems biology shed on the intelligent design of living things in nature? Biologist Emily Reeves explores how systems biology helps us better understand the intelligent design of nature. This presentation was taped at the 2022 Westminster Conference on Science and Faith in the greater Philadelphia area, which was jointly sponsored by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Read More ›


Design in Language

Theologian Vern Poythress of Westminster Theological Seminary explores the intelligent design of human language. This presentation was taped at the 2022 Westminster Conference on Science and Faith in the greater Philadelphia area, which was jointly sponsored by Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture and Westminster Theological Seminary. Read More ›

What Was the X Factor That Inspired the Rise of Modern Science? Stephen Meyer Responds

In this short clip, Dr. Stephen Meyer describes the Judeo-Christian ideas that gave rise to modern science. Catch the new 9-episode series with Stephen Meyer on The John Ankerberg Show this fall! Watch all of Episode 1 here: more about the series here: This is the official Youtube page of Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center Read More ›


Actor Max McLean Discusses His New C.S. Lewis Film “The Most Reluctant Convert”

Actor Max McLean discusses his new film about the life of C. S. Lewis, "The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis," with Discovery Institute Vice President John West, editor of the book "The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society." Read More ›

Jay Richards Addresses Whether AI Machines Will Replace Most Human Workers

In this bonus interview for the series Science Uprising, philosopher Jay Richards discusses the growing fear that Artificially Intelligent (AI) machines will replace most human workers. Drawing on his book The Human Advantage, Richards argues that humans retain special qualities that cannot be replaced by "smart machines." In fact, smart machines may free humans to focus on their unique talents and capabilities. Read More ›

2023 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

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 5th-annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith. Read More ›

Artificial Intelligence: Will Machines Take Over? (Science Uprising, Ep. 10)

Are you going to be replaced by a machine? Could a robot really be curious? Or experience love? Could a computer plot evil? Some really smart people think machines will achieve not just human but super human consciousness. Oxford professor of mathematics John Lennox and Baylor University computer engineer Robert J. Marks disagree. Read More ›