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Date
February
02
Feb
17
17
2023
Time
19:00:00
Locale
Dallas, TX
Venue
Dallas Baptist University

2023 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

People increasingly appeal to “science” when they want to cancel beliefs springing from faith that they don’t like. At the 5th-annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith, learn about the evidence from science that actually supports faith rather than undermines it. Equip yourself with the facts and resources you need to respond to cancel culture in the name of science. Speakers like Stephen Meyer, author of Return of the God HypothesisFrank Turek, author of I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, and Nancy Pearcey, author of Love Thy Body, will explain the importance of an integrated worldview where science and faith are complementary and where both can be used to confront the many downstream issues in our culture.

Whether you join us in Dallas or livestream the conference at home, you’ll hear speakers approaching this topic from a variety of scientific disciplines including archaeology, biology, and chemistry, as well as from philosophy and technology. See the full lineup of speakers and sessions below.

Based on feedback from previous conferences, we have decided to make all breakout sessions available for viewing via livestream.

Scheduling conflict? All sessions will be available for viewing after the conference ends. They will be removed from our website after 7 days.

If you would like to partner with the CSC to simulcast the conference at a local church or venue, please contact the event organizer at pbailey@discovery.org.

Perks to joining in person:

  • Exhibitor tables from our partner organizations
  • Conference bookstore featuring a large selection of titles by Discovery Institute scientists and scholars
  • Opportunities for book signings with the speakers
  • Conference lunches available for pre-order

When

Friday, February 17, 2023
7:00 PM – 9:15 PM CST

Saturday, February 18, 2023
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
Need to convert time zones?

Where

Pilgrim Chapel at Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211
(And online via livestream)

Contact

Pam Bailey
pbailey@discovery.org
(469) 420-5444

Conference Schedule


Friday

7:00 PMWelcome & Announcements
7:10 PM

Science and Faith: Why It Matters
Stephen Meyer
7:45 PM

Science, Faith, and the Importance of Apologetics
Frank Turek, Stephen Meyer, Nancy Pearcey, Titus Kennedy, Jonathan McLatchie
8:55 PMWrap-up

Saturday

8:30 AMWelcome & Announcements
8:45 AM

Science and the Origin of Life
James Tour and Stephen Meyer
10:00 AMBreak
10:15 AM

Your Designed Body
Steve Laufmann and Howard Glicksman
11:30 AMLunch
12:45 PM









Breakout Sessions #1

Codes within Codes: New Levels of Information in Our Genome
Casey Luskin

Children at Risk: How Darwinism Fuels the Transgender Movement
Nancy Pearcey

How to Glorify God in Your Family with Your Use of Social Media and Other Technologies
Andrew McDiarmid
2:00 PM









Breakout Sessions #2

Science Doesn’t Say Anything: Scientists Do
Frank Turek

New Evidence of the Irreducible Complexity of the Bacterial Flagellum
Jonathan McLatchie

The Archaeology of Daniel and the Babylonians
Titus Kennedy
3:15 PM

What the Science of Archeology Reveals about the Historicity of Exodus
Titus Kennedy and Stephen Meyer
4:30 PMWrap-up & Adjournment
Hotel Information

Courtyard Dallas Grand Prairie

PRICE: $129.00 (+ tax)
PHONE: 972-807-5500
DISTANCE: 5.1 miles, 13 minutes

CUT OFF: January 27, 2023
GROUP RATE INFO: Use the link below or reference the Discovery group rate when booking by phone.

Directions

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Speakers


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 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.

Frank Turek

Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning co-author of books like I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist and Legislating Morality. As the President of CrossExamined.org, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools, and secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and Michael Shermer, Founding Publisher of Skeptic Magazine. He has appeared on hundreds of radio programs and many top TV networks including Fox News, ABC, and CBS. A former aviator in the US Navy, Frank has a master’s degree from George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey is the author of Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners: How Now Shall We Live (coauthored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson) and Total Truth. Her books have been translated into 18 languages. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth. She has been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual."

Titus Kennedy

Dr. Titus Kennedy is a field archaeologist working primarily with sites and materials of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. He has been involved in excavations and survey projects at 17 archaeological sites, including directing and supervising multiple projects spanning the Bronze Age through the Byzantine period, and he has conducted artifact research at museums and collections around the world. He earned his doctorate from University of South Africa in Biblical Archaeology and MA degrees from University of Toronto and University of South Africa. He is a Research Fellow at the Discovery Institute, an Adjunct Professor at Biola University, and has been a consultant, writer, and guide for history and archaeology documentaries and curricula, including Drive Thru History® and Bible Unearthed™. He writes articles and books about biblical archaeology and history, including Unearthing the Bible and Excavating the Evidence for Jesus.

Jonathan McLatchie

Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Jonathan McLatchie holds a Bachelor's degree in Forensic Biology from the University of Strathclyde, a Masters (M.Res) degree in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Glasgow, a second Master's degree in Medical and Molecular Bioscience from Newcastle University, and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from Newcastle University. Currently, Jonathan is an assistant professor of biology at Sattler College in Boston, Massachusetts. Jonathan has been interviewed on podcasts and radio shows including "Unbelievable?" on Premier Christian Radio, and many others. Jonathan has spoken internationally in Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia promoting the evidence of design in nature.

James Tour

Professor of Chemistry, of Computer Science, and of Materials Science and Nano-Engineering
James Tour is the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Materials Science and Nano-Engineering at Rice University. A synthetic organic chemist, he received his BS in Chemistry from Syracuse University, his PhD in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University. He has served on the faculty of the University of South Carolina and as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. Tour has over 700 research publications and over 130 patent families.

Steve Laufmann

Steve Laufmann is a speaker, author, computer scientist, and consultant in the design of enterprise-class systems, with expertise in the difficulties of changing complex systems to perform new tasks. He leads the Engineering Research Group at Discovery Institute and chaired the program committee for the 2021 Conference on Engineering in Living Systems. He is co-author, with Howard Glicksman, of Your Designed Body (2022). When he can’t think of anything else to do, he enjoys landscape photography, pizza, and old movies.

Howard Glicksman

Dr. Howard Glicksman is a general practitioner with more than forty years of medical experience in office and hospital settings, who now serves as a hospice physician seeing terminally ill patients in their homes. He received his MD from the University of Toronto and is the author of “The Designed Body” series for Evolution News. Glicksman further develops the arguments from this series in a book co-authored with systems engineer Steve Laufmann, Your Designed Body (2022).

Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture
Casey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.

Andrew McDiarmid

Senior Fellow, Media Relations and Assistant to the Director
Andrew McDiarmid is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute. He also serves as Assistant to CSC Director Stephen C. Meyer, a Media Relations Specialist, and a contributing writer to MindMatters.ai. He holds an MA in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University and a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington. His tech column at Newsmax, Authentic Technology, explores today's technology landscape and encourages readers to live authentically in the digital age. His writing has appeared in the New York Post, Houston Chronicle, The Daily Wire, San Francisco Chronicle, The American Spectator, The Federalist, Real Clear Politics, Technoskeptic Magazine, and elsewhere. In addition to his roles at the Discovery Institute, he is host of the Scottish culture and music podcast Simply Scottish, available anywhere podcasts are found. Learn more about his work at andrewmcdiarmid.org.