Intelligent Design

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Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose

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. Read More ›

Reasons 2019

Do you ever have the feeling that science conflicts with faith? Well, you are not alone. 59% of American adults believe "science and religion are often in conflict". But what if there is another perspective? What if the discoveries of science in fact support the existence of and belief in God? Read More ›

Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose

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 Read More ›


The Pensmore Dialogue on Science & Faith

The Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith at College of the Ozarks will create an opportunity for the College of the Ozarks community and the broader region to consider the harmony and integration between the Judeo-Christian faith and modern science. The theme of the conference is Life and the Universe: How Did It All Begin? The conference will feature Dr. Read More ›

Return of the God Hypothesis

Register for this event through Dominion Christian School. RegisterJoin us for a conversation about faith, worldview, and science with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (CSC) and a founder both of the intelligent design (ID) movement and of the CSC, intelligent design’s primary intellectual and scientific headquarters. When: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 Read More ›

The Creation Conversation: Darwin or Intelligent Design?

Do you have questions about creation and intelligent design? Get better equipped to answer commonly asked questions on this subject by joining us Sunday, April 19 as Watermark Community Church and the Discovery Institute host a panel discussion led by Dr. Stephen Meyer and Dr. Michael Behe. This will be an interactive session exploring both intelligent design and the implications Read More ›

Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?

For questions about registration & accommodations please contact the Riley Center at 817.923.1921 x 2440, or toll free at 877-474-4769. Are science and faith at war? Does science undermine or corroborate belief in God? Does faith suppress or inspire scientific research? Explore these questions and more at this two-day conference to be held October 23-24, 2009 at the Riley Conference Read More ›

The Darwinian Roots of the Devaluation of Life

Ideas have consequences, and Charles Darwin’s idea that life developed through an unguided material process has had momentous consequences for both human thought and public policy. In this talk, award-winning author and filmmaker John G. West will discuss how Darwinian biology played a pivotal role in the development of eugenics, scientific racism, abortion, and other anti-life practices during the past century-and-a-half. He Read More ›

Where Does Darwinism Naturally Lead?

Science is one of one humanity’s crowning achievements, the fruit of human rationality and creativity. Yet — ironically — science is increasingly being misused to devalue human life and deny human dignity. Appealing to science in general and Darwinian biology in particular, strident voices now assert that humans are no more than animals, that morality is an “illusion,” and that Read More ›

Christian Scientific Society Regional Meeting

Come hear Dr. Stephen Meyer, along with other distinguished speakers, present at the Christian Scientific Society’s (CSS) regional meeting in Southern California on March 10-11! The theme of the meeting is Emergence, Spontaneous Pattern Formation, and the Origin of Life. Dr. Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, will speak on the origin of life and the evidence for Read More ›


Intelligent Design Education Day – Seattle

Now offered for the fourth year in a row in Seattle, WA, we invite you and your students to our Intelligent Design Education Day, hosted by Discovery Institute on Wednesday, March 20. This is a special opportunity for private school teachers, home educators, and parents to bring students on a day-long field trip event to learn more about intelligent design and interact with leading scientists and scholars in the ID movement. At the end of each session, students will be given a chance to ask questions of the speakers. Read More ›

Intelligent Design Education Day — Richmond

ID Education Day offers home and private school students and educators a chance to meet and hear from some of the leading scientists and scholars in the ID movement. Just as importantly, it’s a chance for these high school students to experience true academic freedom — where established theories are still open for critique based on new scientific discoveries, and new theories are given a fair hearing in their place. Read More ›
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Darwin Devolves: The Failure of Chance

Given enough time, can bacteria mutate into insects by chance? Can random mutations account for the existence of butterflies and whales and platypuses? What about the origin of the universe or the origin of man's ability to reason? Come and hear scientists and scholars discuss the limitations of chance and the abundant testimonies to design, as they come to realization from physics to proteins. Read More ›

Dallas Conference on Science and Faith

Tackle hard questions head-on at the upcoming Dallas Conference on Science and Faith on January 18-19, 2019. Held on the campus of Park Cities Baptist Church, the conference will explore exciting scientific discoveries about the origin and fine-tuning of the universe, the origin of the first life, and the origin and development of complex life. The conference opens on Friday evening (7:30-9:00 pm) with a Socrates in the City interview between Eric Metaxas and Stephen Meyer, and continues on Saturday (8:45 am-4:15 pm) with a full day of sessions and additional speakers. Read More ›

The Mystery of Life’s Origin: Reassessing Current Theories AGAIN!

Dr. Walter Bradley co-authored the seminal book The Mystery of Life’s Origin: Reassessing Current Theories over 33 years ago, highlighting the problems in origin of life theories at the time in perhaps the first comprehensive scientific critique of the field. Dr. Bradley will present an update of how scientists have sought to resolve the problems highlighted in his original book, Read More ›

Darwin’s Doubt: Giving a Case for Intelligent Design

In the Origin of Species, Darwin openly acknowledged important weaknesses in his theory and professed his own doubts about key aspects of it. Yet today’s public defenders of a Darwin-only science curriculum apparently do not want these, or any other scientific doubts about contemporary Darwinian theory, reported to students. In Stephen Meyer’s latest book, Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Read More ›

Disinherit the Wind

“INTENSE AND COMPELLING… extremely well acted… superbly written… and brilliantly directed.” –Ron Irwin, Santa Monica Observer and LA Post Examiner “FASCINATING… a splendid cast.” –Neal Weaver, Stage Raw Join Center for Science and Culture (CSC) Senior Fellows Jonathan Wells and John West on April 9 for an afternoon in Hollywood to see Disinherit the Wind, a landmark new stage play Read More ›

Darwin’s Doubt

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. Read More ›