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Stephen Meyer Interviewed on Ben Shapiro’s “Sunday Special”

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Dr. Stephen Meyer was Ben Shapiro’s most recent guest on Shapiro’s ‘Sunday Special’ podcast. The two sat down for a scintillating discussion on philosophy, the origins of life, the overlap of science and religion, and much more!

  • 1:34 | You talk about Evolution, what is your Scientific background?
  • 2:39 | What is the difference between Intelligent Design and Creationism? – One starts from inference and posits a long history of the universe, – Creationism starts from scripture and posits a shorter history of the universe
  • 3:36 | How Is Intelligent Design a Scientific Theory?
  • 6:10 | What evidence would have to arise to make Intelligent Design Falsifiable ?
  • 7:26 | Is religion separate from science or intertwined within it?
  • 8:47 | Beginning, Overlapping areas of interest
  • 10:45 | What does the theory of Evolution say? and What in it is an argument gone too far?
  • 13:15 | Where is the discontinuity with the establishment of life?
  • 15:42 | Information Theory? Why does this theory support Intelligent Design? \ Coding. Order/Sequence.
  • 18:57 | It’s information theory + functionality
  • 19:45 Creation by Chance? By probability? – Software Coding dispels this idea
  • 25:05 | Cause and effect
  • 27:22 | Species becoming another?
  • 28:27 | Pre-programmed adaptive capacity
  • 29:25 | The Origin of Life Miller-Urey Experiment
  • 32:00 | RNA World Thesis (Information Storage and Catalyze) where is the information coming from? The intelligent chemist
  • 34:56 | Blowback
  • 37:16 | Methodological Naturalism
  • 40:43 | Thomas Nagel
  • 42:06 | They would have to say mind is an illusion too, and that is just silly
  • 43:07 | The Legal System presupposes Responsibility
  • 44:53 | Learn about Strengths and Weaknesses
  • 47:37 | Is the Intelligent Designer … God?
  • 50:53 | Language, readable vs gibberish
  • 53:28 | A Problem With The Multiverse
  • 55:42 | Infinite World (Eastern Philosophy)

Hat tip to YouTube user Michael Pisciarino for these show notes.