Online Event

First Annual Ibero-American Conference on Intelligent Design

Discovery Institute is pleased to announce that our friends at the Brazilian Society for Intelligent Design (or, “Sociedade Brasileira do Design Inteligente”) will be hosting their first annual Spanish-language conference via livestream.

Here is a message from the organizers:

Have you heard about the theory which is revolutionizing science, known as the theory of intelligent design? This theory reveals — mainly from the field of molecular biology — the true cause of life and its forms, using strict scientific methodologies. The origin of life is not explained by either unguided natural processes nor by chance. On the contrary, we find sufficient explanation in the action of transcendent intelligence. And yes, this can be studied and scientifically demonstrated with positive arguments and without “god of gaps” explanations.

Do you want to know how? Then do not miss the First Annual Ibero-American Congress on Intelligent Design, an online event that will take place on September 11-12, 2021 and will feature international speakers in various areas of science. This is a historical event that will challenge much of your knowledge and will open your mind to a new and fascinating explanation of the origin of life and its forms.

Please visit the registration website here if you would like to join!

** This conference will be held entirely in Spanish, with the exception of presentations by Stephen Meyer and Casey Luskin (in English, and translated into Spanish) **


September 11-12, 2021
First Session: 6:30 AM PT




TDI Brasil


  • Ana Maria Garzón Porras
  • Antonio Roman Martinez Fernandez
  • Casey Luskin
  • Cristian Aguirre Del Pino
  • Felipe Aizpún Viñes
  • Juan Manuel Torres
  • Marcos Eberlin
  • Ricardo Bravo Mendez
  • Roberto E. Biaggi
  • Saulo Reis
  • Stephen Meyer


Marcos Nogueira Eberlin

Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Professor at Mackenzie University
A member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Marcos Eberlin received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and served as a postdoc at Purdue University. Back at UNICAMP, he founded and coordinated for 25 years the ThoMSon Mass Spectrometry (MS) Laboratory, making it an internationally recognized research center, one of the best-equipped and innovative MS laboratories worldwide. Eberlin has published nearly 1,000 scientific articles and is a recipient of many awards and honors, including the title of Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit (2005) from Brazil’s President, the Zeferino Vaz Award (2002) for excellence in teaching and research.

Casey Luskin

Associate Director and Senior Fellow, 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.

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.