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Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose

Featuring Brazilian Chemist Dr. Marcos Eberlin

In his extraordinary new book, Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, renowned Brazilian chemist Marcos Eberlin explores a gold rush of recent scientific discoveries that pose a grave challenge to modern evolutionary theory. Drawing on his expertise as former president of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation, Dr. Eberlin uncovers a myriad of artful solutions to major engineering challenges in the biological realm, solutions that point beyond blind evolution to the workings of an attribute unique to minds — foresight.

Foresight has just released on, and this event provides a first-chance opportunity to hear the book’s message from Dr. Eberlin himself and to purchase the book at a steep discount.

Join us at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle on May 7!


Tuesday, May 7, 7:30–8:45 PM
Check-In — 7:00 PM
Presentation — 7:30 PM


Woodland Park Zoo
Education Center Auditorium
750 N. 50th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Driving directions here.


We highly recommend that you pre-purchase this exciting and accessible new book during registration for only $9 (over 40% off retail value). Pre-purchased books will be provided upon check-in at the event, and can be signed by the author after the event. Additional guests may also be added to your order at no cost.

Alternatively, you may register yourself and any guests for free without pre-purchasing the book. Foresight will also be available for purchase at the event, but at a lesser discount ($14), and while supplies last.

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Marcos Nogueira Eberlin

Director of the Discovery-Mackenzie Research Center for Science, Faith and Society
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.

This event is sponsored by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. For questions, contact Daniel Reeves at or (206) 826-5557.