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Right of Reply: Our Response to Jerry Coyne

Jerry Coyne has offered a response in the pages of Quillette to David Gelernter’s provocative article, “Giving Up Darwin.” Gelernter rejected the standard model of neo-Darwinian evolution for a simple reason: he looked at three pieces of scientific evidence that appeared to be incompatible with that model.

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Michael Aeschliman on C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid reads the afterword to Michael Aeschliman’s newly revised and expanded The Restoration of Man: C. S. Lewis and the Continuing Case Against Scientism. As Aeschliman explains, Lewis neither deified nor defied science, but he did insist that science idolatry was the grave and present danger of our age. In this excerpt, Aeschliman, professor of Anglophone Culture at the University of Italian Switzerland (Lugano), focuses on Lewis’s brilliant critique of scientism in The Abolition of Man and elsewhere in his work, and on some key thinkers, past and present, who joined Lewis in the fight. It’s a battle, Aeschliman explains, against “the vanity of reason unhinged from ethics,” amidst “a culture that oscillates between the toxic and

What Teaching the Controversy Looks Like

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Sarah Chaffee examines what it looks like to teach the controversy over Darwinian evolution, explaining why students should learn more, not less, on the topic.<!--more-->  Listen in as she looks at a lesson plan overview for a unit on neo-Darwinism, and highlights 3 points of scientific controversy that teachers can

Gelernter, Meyer, Berlinski Deny Darwinism, Pt. 3

On this episode of  ID the Future we hear the final portion of a three-part series featuring Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer and David Berlinski along with distinguished Yale computer science professor David Gelernter, who recently gave up Darwinism thanks in part to their books. Led by Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson, they discuss the hard problem of consciousness, how Darwinism functions as a religious dogma that punishers dissenters, and whether biology can ever “get over Darwin and move on.” This interview is presented here courtesy of Peter Robinson and the Hoover

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Why Truth Still Matters

2019 SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics
The Center for Science and Culture
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Calvary Church
Charlotte, NC
Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, is scheduled to speak at the upcoming National Conference on Christian Apologetics presented by Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. The theme this year — Why Truth Still Matters — will feature a variety of sessions from scientists, philosophers, and theologians. Dr. Meyer's sessions are listed below, and a full line-up of speakers and sessions can be found at https://conference.ses.edu/. Darwin's Doubt Saturday, October 12 | 11:15 am - 12:10 pm In this presentation, Dr. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding the "Cambrian explosion" of animal life in the fossil record — a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but
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Dallas Conference on Science and Faith 2020

John G. West
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Dallas, TX
According to a nationwide survey, more than two-thirds of atheists and one-third of agnostics believe that “the findings of science make the existence of God less probable,” while nearly half of self-identified theists believe “the findings of science are neutral with regard to the existence of God.” But what if there is another option? What if the discoveries of science actually lend support to belief in God? Tackle this question head-on at the upcoming Dallas Conference on Science and Faith 2020 on January 25. Held on the campus of Denton Bible Church, the conference will explore exciting scientific discoveries about the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the development of biological complexity, as well as critique the scientific and cultural impact of
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Intelligent Design Action Network Meeting

An activist meeting featuring Michael Denton, David Berlinski, and other ID scholars
Michael J. Behe
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Discovery Institute
Seattle, WA
Want to promote intelligent design as an activist, doctor, donor, scientist, writer, educator, student, or ministry leader? Plan now to attend Discovery Institute’s third Intelligent Design Action Network Meeting in Seattle on October 18-19, 2019. Hear about the current state of the debate from the leaders of the movement; talk with David Berlinski by video-link about his forthcoming book; meet geneticist Michael Denton and learn about his next two books; discover what scientific and educational projects are currently in the pipeline; explore new tools to promote intelligent design as a scientist, doctor, educator, or citizen activist; and brainstorm about what we should be doing in the future. Plus see a sneak preview of new video projects. Cost is only $100 if you register by