Intelligent Design

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Michael Behe and Richard Sternberg to Defend Intelligent Design in Live Debate

Michael Behe, professor of biological sciences and Lehigh University, and Richard Sternberg, evolutionary biologist, will be taking part in a debate with Michael Ruse and Malgorzata Moczydlowska-Vidal over whether intelligent design is just an illusion or indeed a reality. Our friends at the En Arche Foundation will be organizing this event and have described it in further detail below: Intelligent Read More ›

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Faith and Science in the Age of Secularization

Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture is pleased to announce a co-sponsored event taking place in Krakow, Poland featuring Senior Fellows Günter Bechly, Michael Behe, Richard Sternberg, and Guillermo Gonzalez among other speakers. Read below for a description from the conference organizers. The Polish Senate has declared 2023 the year of Nicolaus Copernicus, one of the most famous astronomers Read More ›

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God in the Public Square

Jay Richards, Director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation will be interviewing Stephen C. Meyer, Director of the CSC and author of The Return of the God Hypothesis about the idea that God might belong (as the founding fathers thought) in the public sphere, rather than in a merely “sectarian” Read More ›

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Westminster Conference on Science & Faith

Is mankind an error-prone accident of nature or a masterpiece of engineering, ingenuity, and intention? For those of us that believe in the marvelous design of mankind, how might we respond well to those who think we are nothing more than an accident? At this year’s Westminster Conference on Science & Faith, you will be equipped by expert scientists and Read More ›

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Hands reaching. Digital illustration sketch in the style of old renaissance drawings on paper.

The Imago Dei Conference

Casey Luskin, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture, and Jay Richards, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute and Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, will both be presenting at an upcoming conference on the relationship between the scientific understanding of human origins and how such an understanding effects culture. Luskin will be presenting a session that will Read More ›

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Chicago Downtown at Night

Discovery Institute Speakers Featured at Upcoming Black Conservative Summit

The upcoming Black Conservative Summit 2023 will include two important sessions on science and scientism featuring Dr. John G. West, Vice President of Discovery Institute, Dr. Stephen Dilley, Senior Fellow of the Center for Science & Culture, and Sean Mixon, adjunct professor at Dallas College and an alumnus of the Center for Science & Culture Summer Seminar program. Sean Mixon and John West Read More ›

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Open bible on desk.

Upcoming Conference to Explore Cosmic Mind and Divine Action

Philosopher and theologian Joshua Farris is hosting an online conference to examine Cosmic Mind, Divine Action, and Design-Engaged Theology. According to Farris, “the event will focus on intelligent design and its implications for science-engaged theology. Collectively, it will make the case for a God who cares—and for what that means as humans seek to join God’s redemptive mission in crucial Read More ›

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Tiny Tech

After a 3-year hiatus, we are excited to announce that the annual Intelligent Design Education Day is returning to Washington State with new speakers and sessions related to the theme of Tiny Tech. This free in-person event will be hosted by our friends at Great Northern University in Spokane, WA and is designed primarily for junior high and high school Read More ›

Melissa Cain Travis Presents on Intelligent Design

Melissa Cain Travis has been invited to Oklahoma Baptist University to take part in the “Generation Why” Youth Apologetics Conference. Travis will be presenting a lecture titled The Language of Life: A Biochemical Case for Intelligent Design in the first plenary session at 9:00 AM, followed by a breakout session called Darwin’s Horrid Doubt: How the Human Mind Defies Naturalistic Read More ›

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Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

CELS brings together leading engineers and biologists in order to: (1) apply engineering principles to better understand biological systems, (2) craft a design-based theoretical framework that explains and predicts the behaviors of living systems, and (3) develop research programs that demonstrate the engineering principles at work in living systems. Read More ›

God’s Sovereign Plan Through His Creation

Stephen Meyer is coming to Southern California to discuss faith-based questions, such as: If these types of questions interest you, see more details below from the event organizers: It’s often assumed that if a person takes science seriously, then religion is not taken seriously. How do we as believers position ourselves in what is the Truth in these changing times? Read More ›


International Seminar on Intelligent Design

Historically, the Summer Seminar program organized by the Center for Science & Culture has included two seminars offered concurrently: the Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences, designed for students and professionals in the natural sciences and the history and philosophy of science, and the C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society, designed primarily for students and professionals in the Read More ›


C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts during the past century. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength. Topics to be addressed include Read More ›


Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare participants to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science. The seminar will include presentations Read More ›

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William Lane Craig, Melissa Cain Travis, and John Bloom Speaking at Apologetics Conference

The annual Apologetics Conference, hosted by both Biola Apologetics and the Evangelical Philosophical Society, is back again in Denver, CO. This year, they will be featuring speakers like William Lane Craig, Melissa Cain Travis, and John Bloom, all notable fellows from the Center for Science & Culture. We’d love to invite you to come out and support our fellows— and Read More ›


What is Human Nature?

The Center for Science & Culture is pleased to announce that Senior Fellow David Berlinski will be interviewed by Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas on Berlinski’s latest book Human Nature, published by Discovery Institute Press. We invite you to register for this interview with one of the greatest intellectuals of our time.  The issues involved in the evolution debate — Read More ›

John G. West to Speak on C.S. Lewis, Scientocracy, and the Role of Faith in Politics

Discovery Institute Vice President John West will be speaking on C.S. Lewis, the threat of “scientocracy,” and the relationship between Christianity and politics at three sessions of the Slaying Leviathan Conference on Oct. 28-29 in Tacoma, WA. On Friday night, Dr. West will talk about C.S. Lewis’s views on science and scientism for the Theology Pugcast podcast taped during the Read More ›


2023 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

How has Christianity contributed to the rise of modern science? What do the latest scientific discoveries tell us about the existence of God? Explore these questions, and more, at Discovery Institute's 5th-annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith. Read More ›
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Discovering How Science Points to God

Our friends at Park Cities Presbyterian Church are hosting a science and faith discussion in Dallas, TX with Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science & Culture at Discovery Institute and author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Here’s a message from the organizers: As Christians, we have the privilege of Read More ›

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Artificial neuron in concept of artificial intelligence. Wall-shaped binary codes make transmission lines of pulses, information in an analogy to a microchip.

Information as the Foundation of Business and Biology

The Association for Business Technology Professionals invites you to join their upcoming chapter meeting in Dallas, TX to hear from William Dembski, Distinguished Fellow of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Discovery Institute. Here’s a message from the organizers: Information is foundational to both business and biology. In business, information characterizes everything from prices to intellectual Read More ›