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Date
April
04
Apr
14
14
2023
Time
10:00:00
Locale
Online Event

Upcoming Conference to Explore Cosmic Mind and Divine Action

Philosopher and theologian Joshua Farris is hosting an online conference to examine Cosmic Mind, Divine Action, and Design-Engaged Theology.

According to Farris, “the event will focus on intelligent design and its implications for science-engaged theology. Collectively, it will make the case for a God who cares—and for what that means as humans seek to join God’s redemptive mission in crucial areas of human thinking, responsibility, and life.”

Featured speakers will include Discovery Institute philosopher of science Stephen Meyer, Biola University philosopher J.P. Moreland, and Stony Brook University neurosurgeon Michael Egnor. Meyer directs the Center for Science and Culture (CSC) at Discovery Institute, J.P. Moreland is a CSC Fellow, and Michael Egnor is a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

In the first plenary, Stephen Meyer will argue for the existence of an intelligent and transcendent God who has also acted in the course of cosmic history. Farris will then argue that the best explanation for the existence of the human soul is that God created each one individually. In the second part of the conference, Egnor, Moreland, and Charles Taliaferro will explore the implications of this perspective for key areas of life and research.

Cost is $15, and all are welcome to attend. For more information on how to register, visit the conference website.

When

Friday, April 14, 2023
10:00 AM CDT

Where

Online

Contact

Joshua Farris
joshua.r.farris@gmail.com

Speakers

Michael Egnor

Senior Fellow, Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence
Michael R. Egnor, MD, is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook, has served as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and award-winning brain surgeon. He was named one of New York’s best doctors by the New York Magazine in 2005. He received his medical education at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His research on hydrocephalus has been published in journals including Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Research. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hydrocephalus Association in the United States and has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

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.

J.P. Moreland

Fellow and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He received a B. S. in physical chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of California at Riverside, and a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Southern California. He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to ninety-five books, including Does God Exist? (Prometheus), Universals (McGill-Queen’s), Consciousness and the Existence of God (Routledge), The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism, and Debating Christian Theism (Oxford.) He has also published close to 90 articles in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, MetaPhilosophy, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies, and Faith and Philosophy. Moreland was selected in 2016 by The Best Schools as one of the 50 most influential living philosophers.