Eric Hedin on Probing the Limits of Science

ID the Future
Eric H. Anderson
Eric Hedin
Audio File (16.54M)

Are we free to look beyond materialism for answers to important scientific questions? On today’s ID the Future from the vault, Canceled Science author and physicist Eric Hedin sits down with host Eric Anderson to discuss what does and doesn’t constitute science, what nature can and can’t accomplish, and the use and abuse of consensus claims in determining scientific truth. It’s all material explored in Hedin’s recent book, Canceled Science: What Some Atheists Don’t Want You to See, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers. This is Part 1 of a conversation.

Eric H. Anderson

Eric H. Anderson is an attorney and software company entrepreneur, design theorist, and contributing author on evolution and intelligent design at Uncommon Descent. His research interests include origin of life, self-replication, and the logical and rhetorical underpinnings of evolutionary theory and intelligent design. He is co-author of the popular introductory book Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell (DI Press, 2020). Eric holds a BA magna cum laude in Russian with a minor in Spanish, and received his JD cum laude from J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Eric Hedin

Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Eric Hedin earned his doctorate in physics from the University of Washington and conducted post-doctoral research at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden in experimental plasma physics. He has taught physics and astronomy at Taylor University and Ball State University (BSU) in Indiana, and at Biola University in Southern California. He served as professor of physics at Biola University in California, and chaired the department of chemistry, physics, and engineering at Biola from 2019-2021. Since the fall of 2021, Dr. Hedin has taught physics part-time with Indiana Wesleyan University and speaks regularly at universities around the country with God’s Not Dead Events, led by Dr. Rice Broocks. Dr. Hedin is also an emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at Ball State University in Indiana.
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