Where Does Darwinism Naturally Lead?

Featuring Dr. John West, Vice President of Discovery Institute

Science is one of one humanity’s crowning achievements, the fruit of human rationality and creativity. Yet — ironically — science is increasingly being misused to devalue human life and deny human dignity. Appealing to science in general and Darwinian biology in particular, strident voices now assert that humans are no more than animals, that morality is an “illusion,” and that our very longing for the transcendent is little more than a fairy tale. Join award-winning author and filmmaker John G. West as he explores some of the chilling ways science is being hijacked today to fuel the devaluation of life — and how new developments in the sciences can help us respond with hope rather than fear.

This event is part of the Coffee and Questions series hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, SC.


April 10, 2019, 6:00-7:15 PM


The Bridge Coffee Shop 
(Across the street from First Presbyterian Church)
1400 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201

John G. West

Senior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute
Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.