Krakow, Poland
Royal Castle of Krakow-Niepolomice

2nd-Annual Polish Conference to Feature Three Discovery Institute Fellows

On June 3-4 at the Royal Castle of Krakow-Niepolomice in Poland, Discovery Institute Fellows Douglas Axe, Brian Miller, and Jay Richards will join Dominican friar, university professor, and author Michał Chaberek to present on the scientific theory of intelligent design and its implications for faith in God.

This 2nd-annual conference, Faith & Science in the Age of Secularization, will explore the “Return of the God Hypothesis” — a theme borrowed from the title of Stephen Meyer’s latest book.

According to the conference organizers, this event will address four questions that modern science cannot resolve without the help of theology — the origin of the universe, the origin of cosmic fine-tuning, the origin of life, and the origin of biodiversity. Unlike many comparable conferences in Europe, the organizers are proud to “allow freedom to discuss issues that “cancel culture” does not”, to “invite serious scientists and theologians who are skeptical about Darwinism”, and to “show how to integrate the theory of intelligent design into a broader Christian and Catholic tradition.”

To learn more about the conference or to register, visit


Monday, June 3, 2024
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
9:15 am – 7:30 pm


Royal Castle of Krakow-Niepolomice
Zamkowa 2
Krakow, Niepolomice 32-005

+48 (607) 616-686

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Douglas Axe

Maxwell Professor of Molecular Biology at Biola University, Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Douglas Axe is the Maxwell Professor of Molecular Biology at Biola University, the founding Director of Biologic Institute, the founding Editor of BIO-Complexity, and the author of Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed. After completing his PhD at Caltech, he held postdoctoral and research scientist positions at the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Medical Research Council Centre. His research, which examines the functional and structural constraints on the evolution of proteins and protein systems, has been featured in many scientific journals, including the Journal of Molecular Biology, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, BIO-Complexity, and Nature, and in such books as Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt by Stephen Meyer and Life’s Solution by Simon Conway Morris.

Fr. Michael Chaberek

Father Michael Chaberek is a Dominican monk with a doctorate in fundamental theology. In 2011 he obtained his doctoral degree at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. In 2012-2013 he held a postdoctoral fellowship at Discovery Institute in Seattle. He has published 30 scholarly articles and six books, including The Church and Evolution (2012), Creation or Evolution? A Catholic's Dilemma with Tomasz Rowiński (2014), Aquinas and Evolution (2018). He currently collaborates with the En Arche Foundation.

Brian Miller

Research Coordinator and Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Brian Miller is Research Coordinator and Senior Fellow for the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute. He holds a B.S. in physics with a minor in engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in physics from Duke University. He speaks internationally on the topics of intelligent design and the impact of worldviews on society. He also has consulted on organizational development and strategic planning, and he is a technical consultant for Ideashares, a virtual incubator dedicated to bringing innovation to the marketplace.

Jay W. Richards

Senior Fellow at Discovery, Senior Research Fellow at Heritage Foundation
Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and the Executive Editor of The Stream. Richards is author or editor of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012); The Human Advantage; Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; The Hobbit Party with Jonathan Witt; and Eat, Fast, Feast. His most recent book, with Douglas Axe and William Briggs, is The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe.