Events

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
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
Colorado Chapter of Science and Culture Network
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
April
04
Apr
3
03
2020

Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
April
04
Apr
3
03
2020
Greater Philadelphia, PA

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.

Date
April
04
Apr
23
23
2020

Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

Daniel Reeves
Date
April
04
Apr
23
23
2020
Biola University — Feinberg Hall
La Mirada, CA
NoticeDue to the coronavirus outbreak, this event has been postponed. Once a new date has been selected, we will alert subscribers via email. To subscribe, visit discovery.org/id/subscribe/. We are pleased to announce the Conference on Engineering in Living Systems (CELS 2020) to be held in spring 2020 at Biola University. CELS 2020 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. The conference will follow a workshop-like format of discussion-oriented sessions in a collegial
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020
Seattle, WA

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare students 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.

Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020

C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020
Seattle, WA
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 the history of science, the relationship between faith and science, the rise of scientific materialism, the debate over Darwinian theory and intelligent design, evolutionary conceptions of ethics, science and economics, science and criminal justice, stem cell research and abortion, eugenics, family life and sexuality, ecology and animal rights, climate

View Event Archives