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Date
January
01
Jan
22
22
2022
Time
08:45:00
Locale
Denton, TX
Venue
Denton Bible Church

Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

Early-bird pricing ends December 31 — register now to save!

How has Christianity contributed to the rise of modern science? What do the latest scientific discoveries tell us about the existence of God? Can human engineering help us better understand the machinery of life? Explore these questions, and more, at Discovery Institute’s 4th-annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith on January 22.

Whether you join us in person in the Dallas area, or join online via livestream, you’ll hear from speakers like Stephen Meyer, author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe, Eric Hedin, author of Canceled Science: Scientific Discoveries Some Atheists Don’t Want You to See, and Casey Luskin, co-editor of The Comprehensive Guide to Science & Faith, among others. For a full list of speakers, keep scrolling.

Perks to joining in-person:

  • Additional breakout sessions on the problems with evolutionary theory and the brilliant design of biochemistry
  • Special youth track sessions on intelligent design and the intersection between science & faith, designed especially for junior high and high school students
  • Conference bookstore featuring a large selection of titles by Discovery Institute scientists and scholars
  • Opportunities for book signings with the speakers

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When

Saturday, January 22, 2022
8:45 AM – 4:15 PM CST
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Where

Denton Bible Church
2300 E. University Drive
Denton, TX 76209
(And online via livestream)

Contact

Pam Bailey
[email protected]
(469) 420-5444

Conference Schedule

8:45 AMWelcome & introductions
9:00 AM

Isaac Newton and the Role of Christianity in the Rise of Modern Science
Stephen Meyer
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AM

Canceled Science: Scientific Discoveries Some Atheists Don’t Want You to See
Eric Hedin
11:35 AMLunch
12:45 PM










Breakout Sessions #1

AI Apocalypse: Will Thinking Machines Replace Humans? (Also available on livestream)
(Including the premiere of a new short video on AI, and Q&A with William Dembski)
Robert Marks

The Natural Limits to Biological Change
Ray Bohlin

Youth Track | The Mounting Evidence for Design in Nature
Brian Miller
2:00 PM









Breakout Sessions #2

The Surprising Relevance of Engineering in Biology (Also available on livestream)
Brian Miller

Signatures of Design in Nature’s Energy Pipeline
Emily Reeves

Youth Track | How to Be a Scientific Revolutionary
Daniel Reeves
3:15 PM

The Good Earth: Insights from Geology on the Design of Our Planet for Life
Casey Luskin
4:05 PMWrap-up & adjournment
Hotel Information

Courtyard Denton

PRICE: $114.00
PHONE: 940-382-4600
DISTANCE: 4.2 miles, 11 minutes

CUT OFF: December 21, 2021
GROUP RATE INFO: Use the link below or reference Dallas Conference on Science and Faith when booking by phone.

Directions

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Denton

PRICE: $104.00
PHONE: 940-382-0420
DISTANCE: 6.7 miles, 15 minutes
BREAKFAST: Complimentary Breakfast

CUT OFF: December 22, 2021
GROUP RATE INFO: Use the link below to book or reference Discovery Institute-Science and Faith Conference when booking by phone.

Directions

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Speakers


Raymond Bohlin

Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Raymond Bohlin received his Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently Vice-President of Vision Outreach for Probe Ministries and a Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He has lectured on more than two dozen college and university campuses, addressing origins issues as well as other science-related topics such as the environment, genetic engineering, medical ethics, and sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Bohlin's work has been published in the Journal of Thermal Biology, Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation and the Journal of Mammalogy. He is the author of The Natural Limits to Biological Change (Probe Books 1984), which he is currently revising and updating, and edited the book Creation, Evolution and Modern Science (Kregel, 2000).

William A. Dembski

Board of Directors, Discovery Institute
A mathematician and philosopher, Bill Dembski is the author/editor of more than 20 books as well as the writer of peer-reviewed articles spanning mathematics, engineering, philosophy, and theology. A past philosophy professor, he retired in 2014 from active research and teaching in intelligent design (ID) to focus on the connections between freedom, technology, and education — specifically, how education helps to advance human freedom with the aid of technology. Bill Dembski is presently an entrepreneur who builds educational software and websites. He lives near Denton, Texas.

Eric Hedin

Eric R. Hedin earned his PhD in experimental plasma physics from the University of Washington and conducted post-doctoral research at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He has served as a professor of physics and astronomy at Taylor University and Ball State University in Indiana, and at Biola University in Southern California. At Ball State, his research interests focused on computational nano-electronics and higher-dimensional physics.

Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture
Casey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.

Robert J. Marks II

Director, Senior Fellow, Walter Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence
Besides serving as Director, Robert J. Marks Ph.D. hosts the Mind Matters podcast for the Bradley Center. He is Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University. Marks is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America. He was Charter President of the IEEE Neural Networks Council and served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks. He is coauthor of the books Neural Smithing: Supervised Learning in Feedforward Artificial Neural Networks (MIT Press) and Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics (World Scientific). For more information, see Dr. Marks’s expanded bio.

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 (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.

Brian Miller

Research Coordinator, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Brian Miller is Research Coordinator 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.

Daniel Reeves

Director, Education & Outreach, Center for Science and Culture
Daniel Reeves is Director of Education & Outreach with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He holds a BA in Biology with additional graduate studies in Zoology. Before joining the Discovery Institute, Daniel has engaged in both field and laboratory research for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also has a passion for education, and has taught science in both museums and public schools.

Emily Reeves

Emily Reeves is a biochemist, metabolic nutritionist, and aspiring systems biologist. Her doctoral studies were completed at Texas A&M University in Biochemistry and Biophysics. Emily is currently an active clinician for metabolic nutrition and nutritional genomics at Nutriplexity. She enjoys identifying and designing nutritional intervention for subtle inborn errors of metabolism. She is also working with fellows of Discovery Institute and the greater scientific community to promote integration of engineering and biology. She spends her weekends adventuring with her husband, brewing kombucha, and running near Puget Sound.