Genesee, Idaho
The Barn at Mader Farm

How Science Points Us To God

An Informative Evening with Dr. Stephen Meyer

Discovery Institute president Steve Buri and Dan and Cindi Mader are delighted to invite you to an event benefiting Discovery Institute and featuring Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the organization’s Center for Science and Culture.

Dr. Meyer will discuss the intersection of science and faith, as presented in his best-selling book, Return of the God Hypothesis. While media and academy elites promote the myth that science and faith are in conflict — often trading faith in science for faith in God — Dr. Meyer will discuss a series of revolutionary scientific discoveries that show how science supports a designed and purposeful universe. Known for his innovative work on the evidence for intelligent design in biology, Dr. Meyer will demonstrate how discoveries in astronomy and physics, as well as in biology, help to establish the identity of the ‘intelligent designer’ responsible for life.

The in-person event is free and open to the public, though donations will be solicited. Special VIP tickets are available for those who wish to attend a private reception with food and a hosted bar, as well as a book-signing with the author. The VIP reception with Stephen Meyer will run from 4:30 to 5:30 PM, and will be followed by a cocktail hour and silent auction with live music from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. The program will begin at 6:30 PM and conclude at 8:00 PM.

Built over 100 years ago, historic Mader Barn is situated right in the heart of the scenic Palouse Country in Genesee, Idaho. If you or someone you know are located in Eastern Washington or Northern Idaho and are interested in learning about the scientific case for the existence of God, this is an exciting opportunity that you won’t want to miss.


Saturday, September 11, 2021
VIP Reception: 4:30 – 5:30 PM PDT
Cocktail Hour/Silent Auction: 5:30 – 6:30 PM PDT
Program: 6:30 – 8:00 PM PDT


The Barn at Mader Farm
13506 Hillside Road
Genesee, ID 83832


VIP Tickets (VERY LIMITED): $150 per person
General Admission: Free (Registration Still Required)

Note: this event is in-person only.


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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.

Steven J. Buri

President, Discovery Institute
Steven J. Buri was appointed President of Discovery Institute in December 2011. He joined the Institute in April 2000 as Executive Director and was named Vice President in 2005. Mr. Buri has served in various capacities in government at the local, state and federal levels. Steve was born and raised in the small farming community of Colfax, Washington and is a 1994 graduate of Washington State University (Double Major-Political Science, Criminal Justice). He has been a Seattle-Area resident for nearly 30 years.