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Date
May
05
May
13
13
2019

The Biggest Myths about Science and Faith

Historian of science Michael Keas explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion.
Michael Newton Keas
Date
May
05
May
13
13
2019
Denton Bible Church
Denton, TX
Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe — stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Join us as Michael Keas, a historian of science and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion.
Date
June
06
Jun
13
13
2019

Setting the Record Straight: From Copernicus to Orphan Genes

A science and faith doubleheader featuring Dr. Michael Keas and Dr. Paul Nelson
Michael Newton Keas
Date
June
06
Jun
13
13
2019
Moats Auditorium, Biola University
La Mirada, CA
Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe — stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Join us as Michael Keas, a historian of science and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion. Paul Nelson, philosopher of biology and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science, will follow up with a presentation on "How the Orphan Genes Revolution is Shaking Up Biology."
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2019

Darwin Devolves Book Party

Michael Behe presents new challenges to evolution from recent studies of DNA
Michael J. Behe
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2019
McCaw Hall, Seattle Center
Seattle, WA
While Stephen Colbert has called Michael J. Behe the “Father of Intelligent Design,” Behe’s arguments have been called “close to heretical” by the New York Times Book Review, and Richard Dawkins has publicly taken him to task for his “maverick” views. Wherever he goes, Behe makes waves, but has remained singularly focused on doing rigorous scientific analysis that points to controversial but incredible results that other scientists won’t touch.
Date
September
09
Sep
13
13
2019

2nd Annual European Conference on Intelligent Design

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
September
09
Sep
13
13
2019
Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture is co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual European Conference on Intelligent Design with TDI Brasil, Discovery Mackenzie, and Fundation Dignidad Y Liberdad. In its first year, this event was initially planned in Faro, Portugal. After pushback from local activists, it was moved to Porto, Portugal and — after further pushback — to its ultimate location in Leon, Spain. The opposition, which claimed that the conference was not truly of a scientific nature, served only to increase interest from local students and the community. In the end, a charter bus was provided to bring students from Portugal to Spain — traveling 2,000 km round-trip to reach the event. You can read the full story here. After a great turnout, the organizers are excited
Date
October
10
Oct
10
10
2019

Aslan is on the Move

Stephen Meyer Presents at the C. S. Lewis Society Annual Banquet
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
October
10
Oct
10
10
2019
Calvary Church
Clearwater, FL
The C. S. Lewis Society, on the campus of Trinity College of Florida, provides a guest-speaker forum for the campus community to hear scholars articulate topics of wide public concern. In this upcoming event, Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, will speak on the inescapable evidence of exquisite design in the cosmos. After bestsellers Signature in the Cell (2009) and Darwin's Doubt (2013), he is now exploring the startling evidence for God in his forthcoming title, The Return of the God Hypothesis (2020). This is a fundraising event for the work of the Florida-based C. S. Lewis Society, and each attendee will have the opportunity to support the work of the Society with a donation. When Thursday, October 10, 2019, starting at 6:30
Date
October
10
Oct
11
11
2019

Why Truth Still Matters

2019 SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics
The Center for Science and Culture
Date
October
10
Oct
11
11
2019
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
Date
October
10
Oct
18
18
2019

Intelligent Design Action Network Meeting

An activist meeting featuring Michael Denton, David Berlinski, and other ID scholars
Michael J. Behe
Date
October
10
Oct
18
18
2019
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
Date
November
11
Nov
8
08
2019

Dr. Behe Presents on Darwin Devolves in Central Colorado

Hosted by the Science & Culture Network Chapter in Colorado
Katherine West
Date
November
11
Nov
8
08
2019
Renowned author of Darwin’s Black Box (1996) and Edge of Evolution (2007), professor and biochemist Dr. Michael Behe will be presenting the message of his latest book — Darwin Devolves — at these two locations in Central Colorado next month. Mark your calendars, and spread the word! Twenty years after publishing Darwin’s Black Box, Behe shows that new scientific discoveries point to a stunning fact: Darwin’s mechanism works by a process of devolution, not evolution. On the surface, evolution can help make something look and act differently, but it doesn’t have the ability to build or create anything at the genetic level. Critically analyzing the latest research, Behe gives a sweeping tour of how modern theories of evolution fall short and how the devolving nature of
Date
November
11
Nov
23
23
2019

Memorial Symposium for Phillip Johnson

A series of brief presentations to honor the life of one of ID's greatest scholars
Discovery Institute
Date
November
11
Nov
23
23
2019
Berkeley, CA
You are invited to join us at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley from 4:00–5:30 PM on Saturday, November 23 to hear brief (10–15 minute) tributes from intelligent design scientists and scholars who have been directly impacted by Phil's life and have since become the ID torch-bearers for our generation. Among those speaking are Stephen Meyer, Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells, Douglas Axe, Paul Nelson, and others.
Date
January
01
Jan
25
25
2020

Dallas Conference on Science and Faith 2020

John G. West
Date
January
01
Jan
25
25
2020
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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