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Date
January
01
Jan
25
25
2020
Time
08:45:00
Locale
Dallas, TX

Dallas Conference on Science and Faith 2020

According to a nationwide survey, more than two-thirds of atheists and one-third of agnostics believe that “the findings of science make the existence of God less probable,” while nearly half of self-identified theists believe “the findings of science are neutral with regard to the existence of God.”

But what if there is another option? What if the discoveries of science actually lend support to belief in God?

Tackle this question head-on at the upcoming Dallas Conference on Science and Faith 2020 on January 25. Held on the campus of Denton Bible Church, the conference will explore exciting scientific discoveries about the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the development of biological complexity, as well as critique the scientific and cultural impact of Darwinism.

Speakers will include Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe, author of Darwin Devolves; Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Stephen Meyer, author of The Return of the God Hypothesis (forthcoming); Biola University molecular biologist Douglas Axe, author of Undeniable; Baylor University Distinguished Professor of Engineering Emeritus Walter Bradley, co-author of The Mystery of Life’s Origin; and Discovery Institute Senior Fellow John West, author of Darwin Day in America. Each talk will be followed by Q and A with the audience, and there will be time for book signing.

This year there will be a youth track with special sessions just for high school students to interact with the speakers.

See tentative conference schedule.

When

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:45AM to 4:45PM

Where

Denton Bible Church
2300 East University Drive
Denton, TX 76209

Register

Cost for Early Bird General Admission is only $35 per person through Tuesday, December 17 (after which the General Admission price rises to $45).

Student Admission is only $15.

A boxed lunch (including turkey sandwich, chips, cookie, and drink) can be purchased during registration for an additional $10. For special dietary needs, please contact organizer below. Alternatively, attendees can purchase lunch at nearby restaurants — more information to be provided at the conference.

Final registration deadline is Monday, January 20.

Contact

For questions or for information about group rates (parties of 10 or more), contact Pam Bailey at [email protected]

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center

PRICE: $139.00
PHONE: 940-243-3799
DISTANCE: 4.3 miles, 11 minutes
BREAKFAST: Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast

CUT OFF: December 27, 2019
(48 hour cancellation policy)
GROUP RATE INFO: SCIENCE AND FAITH CO

Homewood Suites by Hilton Denton

PRICE: $99.00
PHONE: 940-382-0420
DISTANCE: 6.6 miles, 16 minutes
BREAKFAST: Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast

CUT OFF: December 24, 2019
(48 hour cancellation policy)
GROUP RATE INFO: Science & Faith Conference

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denton — Unt-Twu

PRICE: $99.00
PHONE: 940-808-0600
DISTANCE: 4.9 miles, 13 minutes
BREAKFAST: Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

CUT OFF: January 10, 2020
(24 hour cancellation policy)
GROUP RATE INFO: DIC

Free shuttle from 10am – 6pm (Sat. – Sun.) available within a 5 mile radius with advance notice.

Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites

PRICE: $119.00
PHONE: 940-387-1000
DISTANCE: 4.8 miles, 11 minutes
BREAKFAST: Complimentary Full Breakfast Buffet

CUT OFF: December 24, 2019
(48 hour cancellation policy)
GROUP RATE INFO: Best to call (or use code: Science & Faith)

Hilton Garden Inn Denton

PRICE: $99.00
PHONE: 940-891-4700
DISTANCE: 4.8 miles, 11 minutes
BREAKFAST: Complimentary Full Breakfast Buffet

CUT OFF: December 25, 2019
(48 hour cancellation policy)
GROUP RATE INFO: Science and Faith C

Courtyard Marriott Denton

PRICE: $109.00
PHONE: 940-382-4600
DISTANCE: 4.1 miles, 11 minutes
BREAKFAST: Bistro available at hotel

CUT OFF: January 2, 2020
(48 hour cancellation policy)
GROUP RATE INFO: Dallas Conference for Science and Faith

Speakers

Michael J. Behe

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Michael J. Behe is Professor of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. Behe's current research involves delineation of design and natural selection in protein structures. In his career he has authored over 40 technical papers and three books, Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA that Challenges Evolution, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, and The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, which argue that living system at the molecular level are best explained as being the result of deliberate intelligent design.

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 The Return of the God Hypothesis (forthcoming in 2020). 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.

Douglas Axe

Douglas Axe is a molecular biologist and Director of Biologic Institute. He completed his PhD at Caltech and held postdoctoral and research scientist positions at the University of Cambridge, the Cambridge Medical Research Council Centre, and the Babraham Institute in Cambridge. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Protein Engineering under the supervision of Alan Fersht of the University of Cambridge. His current research examines the functional and structural constraints on the evolution of proteins and protein systems. His work has been published in the Journal of Molecular Biology.

Walter Bradley

Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Walter Bradley received his B.S. degree in Engineering Physics and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, both at the University of Texas (Austin). He taught for 8 years as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, for 24 years as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU, and ten years as a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University. He is co-author with Charles Thaxton and Roger Olsen of the seminal book The Mystery of Life’s Origin (1984), which will be republished in an expanded edition in 2020 by Discovery Institute Press.

John G. West

Senior Fellow, Associate Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute
Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Associate 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.

This event is sponsored by the Dallas branch of the non-profit Discovery Institute and its Center for Science and Culture.