Kepler, Galileo, the Book of Nature, and the First Mathematician

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid talks with science historian Michael Keas on pioneering mathematical astronomer Johannes Kepler, based on Keas’ new work from ISI Books, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. Kepler studied theology before turning to math and science, and it was his belief in God that guided his extraordinary discoveries. Continue reading

Paul Nelson on the 50th Anniversary of the Wistar Conference


In 1966, MIT engineers and eminent biologists met at the Wistar Institute to discuss problems with evolutionary theory. Now, at the 50th anniversary of the conference, CSC senior fellow and philosopher of biology, Dr. Paul Nelson, describes what happened at the symposium called “Mathematical Challenges to the Neo-Darwinian Interpretation of Evolution.” Continue reading