The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts during the past century. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength.
Topics to be addressed include the history of science, the relationship between faith and science, the rise of scientific materialism, the debate over Darwinian theory and intelligent design, evolutionary conceptions of ethics, science and economics, science and criminal justice, stem cell research and abortion, eugenics, family life and sexuality, ecology and animal rights, climate change, the impact of evolutionary theory on theology, the coverage of science controversies by the news media, legal and public policy conflicts over science education, and the relationship between science and the arts.
Participants will benefit from instruction and interaction with prominent researchers, writers, and scholars, such as Stephen Meyer, Michael Denton, Michael Behe, Michael Egnor, Wesley J. Smith, Jay Richards, Guillermo Gonzalez, Robert Marks, John West, Casey Luskin, Brian Miller, and many others. The seminar is open to college/university students who intend on pursuing careers in the social sciences, humanities, law, or theology. We also reserve spaces for a cohort of professional applicants, including postdocs, professors, scientists, teachers, pastors, or other working professionals.
Do you have a commitment to truth and to following the evidence where it leads? Apply to become one of a select group of participants in this annual program.
Format & Dates
April 1 | Application deadline (applications will be reviewed during the following weeks)
May 6 – June 25 | Self-paced online course featuring special video lectures, readings, and more
May 13 | Introduction to seminar directors and participants via Zoom
June 26 – July 2 | A culminating week of lectures, discussions, and activities led by seminar faculty at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO
Application closed on April 1
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Required application materials include:
(2) Copy of academic transcript
(3) Short statement describing your interest in intelligent design and its perceived relationship to your field of study and/or career plans
(4) Letter of recommendation from a professor who is familiar with your work and friendly toward ID
(or) Phone interview between the applicant and a seminar director
There is no application fee or tuition, and those admitted to the program will receive digital course materials free of charge, including books, articles, and other resources. Participants will also be provided with free lodging, meals, and the ability to request a need-based travel scholarship towards airfare for the in-person program in Colorado Springs.