Intelligent Design

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Encountering Beauty in the Sciences

The inaugural event in a new “Encountering Beauty” series, this “Beauty in the Sciences” seminar hosted by the Museum of the Bible will feature four Center for Science & Culture Fellows. Guillermo Gonzalez, Jay Richards, Melissa Cain Travis, and Jonathan Witt will be joined by other speakers to explore the natural beauty of our world and its spiritual implications. Here’s Read More ›

5th Congress of the Brazilian Society of ID

For the fifth year in a row, the Brazilian Society of Intelligent Design (TDI Brasil, in Portuguese) will host an international conference to explore the latest research on the origin, design, and evolution of life. Speakers will include Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellows William Dembski and Marcos Eberlin and more than a dozen others representing archaeology, biology, chemistry, Read More ›

2nd-Annual Polish Conference to Feature Three Discovery Institute Fellows

On June 3-4 at the Royal Castle of Krakow-Niepolomice in Poland, Discovery Institute Fellows Douglas Axe, Brian Miller, and Jay Richards will join Dominican friar, university professor, and author Michał Chaberek to present on the scientific theory of intelligent design and its implications for faith in God. This 2nd-annual conference, Faith & Science in the Age of Secularization, will explore Read More ›

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The 2024 Eclipse Experience by Discovery Institute

Nothing compares to the otherworldy experience of witnessing a total solar eclipse in person. Discovery Institute is pleased, then, to invite you to join us for a one-of-a-kind eclipse experience, when the "path of totality" will pass directly over our event venue. Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) has kindly offered the use of their auditorium and football field for our event due to the proximity of their Waxahachie campus, one of the best viewing locations in the U.S. Read More ›
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How to Code Life — Intelligent Design Education Day

Discovery Institute is pleased to announce that the annual Intelligent Design Education Day is returning to Spokane, Washington with thanks to our hosts at Great Northern University. This year’s theme — “How to Code Life” — will explore the incredible coding and decoding technology that lies at the heart of every living thing. How do these biological codes compare to computer code authored by Read More ›


The Magician’s Twin: Eric Metaxas and John West Explore C.S. Lewis and Scientism in Seattle on Feb. 8

What can we learn from C.S. Lewis about the growing misuse of science to attack God and support authoritarianism? Join bestselling author and talk show host Eric Metaxas as he explores this topic and more with C.S. Lewis expert and Discovery Institute Vice President John West in Seattle on Feb. 8. This live event is part of Metaxas’s Socrates in the City series — conversations that Read More ›

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The Design Inference 2.0: William Dembski and Winston Ewert Discuss Their New Book

On Thursday, January 25, join mathematician William Dembski and computer scientist Winston Ewert as they discuss the significance of their new book and answer your questions. Twenty-five years ago, Dembski unveiled a rigorous scientific method for detecting intelligent design in The Design Inference. Originally published by Cambridge University Press, Dembski’s landmark monograph sparked vigorous debate among scientists, scholars, and the Read More ›

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Webinar with Maverick Scientist Forrest Mims

Join longtime Center for Science and Culture Fellow and legendary scientist Forrest Mims as he discusses his new book Maverick Scientist on Tuesday, November 28 at 4 pm PT on Make: Magazine’s Facebook page. There is no need for pre-registration, just go to the Facebook page at the time of the webinar to watch the livestream.  Named one of the “50 Best Brains in Science” 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 theologians to answer some of the hardest questions posed by skeptics. Read More ›
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Stephen C. Meyer to Speak at Erskine College

Philosopher of science Stephen C. Meyer will be featured as the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Garnet & Gold Forum, an evening focused on “Christian thinking in a secular society” and hosted by Erskine College. Founded in 1839, Erskine College is a Christian liberal arts institution that holds the distinction of being the first four-year church-related college in South Read More ›

John G. West to Speak on Cultural Reformation at Upcoming Conference in Tacoma, WA

Discovery Institute Vice President and Senior Fellow John West will present two sessions for the Equipping the Saints Conference on cultural reformation on September 15-16 in Tacoma, WA. On Friday night, Dr. West will discuss the topic of “Stockholm Syndrome Christianity” on the popular Theology Pugcast program taped live during the conference. The interview will explore how a growing number Read More ›

William Dembski to Present the Case for Intelligent Design at UT Dallas

Senior Fellow and long-time design theorist Dr. William Dembski will be speaking at the University of Texas at Dallas on his soon-to-be-published 2nd edition of The Design Inference. His talk is titled Intelligence Metrics: Measuring the Degree of Intelligence in Design, and the event will be hosted by the local Reasonable Faith chapter. “Intelligence comes in degrees,” says Dembski. “Sometimes Read More ›

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God as a Public Truth

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 ›

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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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 ›
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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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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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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 ›


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 ›