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Science and Faith. Dr. Stephen Meyer, Biologist Jonathan McLatchie, Engineer Stuart Burgess and Theologian Vern Poythress Answer Questions. ACU Sunday Series.

American Conservative University

Philosopher Stephen Meyer, theologian Vern Poythress, engineer Stuart Burgess, and biologist Jonathan McLatchie answer questions about science and faith posed to them at the Westminster Conference on Science and Faith. The session is moderated by Discovery Institute Vice President John West. This discussion was taped at the 2022 Westminster Conference on Science and Faith in the greater Philadelphia area, which was jointly sponsored by Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture and Westminster Theological Seminary. Participants: Dr. Stuart Burgess has held academic posts at Bristol University (UK) and Cambridge University (UK). He has published over 180 scientific publications on the science of design in engineering and biology. He has received many national and international awards for design, including from the Minister of State for Trade and Industry in the UK. In 2019 he was given the top mechanical engineer award in the UK out of 120,000 professional mechanical engineers. Rev. Dr. Vern Poythress (PhD, Harvard; DTh, Stellenbosch) is distinguished professor of New Testament, biblical interpretation, and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. His books include Redeeming Science, Redeeming Mathematics, and Redeeming Philosophy, or Chance and the Sovereignty of God. Dr. Stephen C. Meyer received his PhD in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. His books include Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe (HarperOne, 2021); the New York Times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt (HarperOne, 2013); and Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2009), named a Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement. Dr. Jonathan McLatchie holds a Bachelor's degree in Forensic Biology from the University of Strathclyde, a Masters (M.Res) degree in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Glasgow, a second Master's degree in Medical and Molecular Bioscience from Newcastle University, and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from Newcastle University. Currently, McLatchie is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Sattler College in Boston, Massachusetts. Watch this video at- https://youtu.be/tzCp6KXKt00 Discovery Science 180K subscribers 6,413 views Nov 18, 2022 ============================ The Discovery Science News Channel is the official YouTube channel of Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture. The CSC is the institutional hub for scientists, educators, and inquiring minds who think that nature supplies compelling evidence of intelligent design. The CSC supports research, sponsors educational programs, defends free speech, and produce articles, books, and multimedia content. For more information visit https://www.discovery.org/id/ http://www.evolutionnews.org/ http://www.intelligentdesign.org/ Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Twitter: https://twitter.com/discoverycsc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/discoverycsc/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/discoverycsc/ Visit other Youtube channels connected to the Center for Science & Culture Discovery Institute: https://www.youtube.com/user/Discover... Dr. Stephen C. Meyer: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrStephe... Dr. Meyer at Discovery Institute- https://www.discovery.org/p/meyer/ Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle. He has authored the New York Times best seller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013), Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2009), which was named a Book of the Year by the Times (of London) Literary Supplement in 2009, and now, The Return of the God Hypothesis (HarperOne, 2021). In his first book on intelligent design, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2009) Meyer examined the mystery of the origin of the first life. With Darwin’s Doubt, he has expanded the scope of the case for intelligent design to the whole sweep of life’s history. Meyer’s research addresses the deepest mystery surrounding the origin of life and the origin of animal life: the origin of biological information necessary to produce it. Meyer graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, in 1981 with a degree in physics and earth science. He later became a geophysicist with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in Dallas, Texas. From 1981 to 1985, he worked for ARCO in digital signal processing and seismic survey interpretation. In 1986 as a Rotary International Scholar, he began his training in the history and philosophy of science at Cambridge University, earning an M.Phil. in 1987 and a Ph.D. in 1991. His doctoral thesis was titled “Of Clues and Causes: A Methodological Interpretation of Origin-of-Life Research.” He returned to Whitworth in the fall of 1990 to teach philosophy and the philosophy of science. He left a tenured position as a professor at Whitworth in 2002 to direct the Center for Science and Culture full time, which he had helped found with John West in 1996. Prior to the publication of Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, the writing for which Meyer was best known was an August 2004 review essay in the Smithsonian Institution-affiliated peer-reviewed biology journal Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. The article laid out the evidential case for intelligent design, presenting it as the best explanation for the origin of the biological information necessary to produce the new forms of animal life that arose abruptly during the Cambrian explosion. Because the article was the first peer-reviewed publication arguing for intelligent design in a technical journal, it proved extremely controversial.  The journal’s editor, evolutionary biologist Richard Sternberg, was punished by his Smithsonian supervisors for allowing Meyer’s article into print. This led to the investigation of top Smithsonian personnel by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.  The controversy was widely covered in the media with articles or news stories appearing about it in The Wall Street Journal, Science, Nature, NPR, The O’Reilly Factor and the Washington Post. The federal investigation eventually concluded that Sternberg had been wrongly disciplined and intimidated. Meyer’s many other publications include contributions to, and the editing of, the peer-reviewed volume Darwinism, Design and Public Education (Michigan State University Press, 2004) and the innovative textbook Explore Evolution (Hill House Publishers, 2007). Meyer has also published editorials in national newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The National Post (of Canada), The Daily Telegraph (of London) and The Los Angeles Times.  He has appeared on national television and radio programs such as The Jim Lehrer News Hour, NBC Nightly News, ABC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, Fox News Live, Paula Zahn Now (CNN), Good Morning America and the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS.  He has also been featured in two New York Times front-page stories and has garnered attention in other top national media. In 2008, he appeared with Ben Stein in the theatrical-released documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.  He has also been featured prominently in the science documentaries Icons of Evolution, The Case for a Creator, Darwin’s Dilemma and Unlocking The Mystery of Life, the latter which was shown on PBS and which Meyer co-wrote with producer Lad Allen.

43mins

15 Jan 2023

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Does God Exist? A Conversation with Tom Holland, Stephen Meyer, and Douglas Murray | Peter Robinson | Hoover Institution

Uncommon Knowledge

Does God exist? Something—a being, a power—that’s supernatural? That is, an entity that we’re unable to perceive with our five senses but that’s still real? Ever since the Enlightenment, the knowing, urbane, sophisticated answer has been, “Of course not.” Now a historian, a scientist, and a journalist talk it over and reveal new threads in the debate around science and theism.

1hr 7mins

10 Jan 2023

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Debate. Dr. Stephen Meyer vs Oxford’s Dr. Peter Atkins. Origins of Life, Evolution and Intelligent Design.

American Conservative University

Debate. Dr. Stephen Meyer vs Oxford’s Dr. Peter Atkins. Origins of Life, Evolution and Intelligent Design. Stephen Meyer Debates Oxford University Chemist Peter Atkins https://youtu.be/TSZlPZvIOC0 Stephen Meyer 30.2K subscribers 118,256 views. Mar 27, 2015 Philosopher of science and author Stephen Meyer debates Oxford University chemist and “new atheist” Peter Atkins about origins of life, evolution and intelligent design on the radio program Unbelievable, hosted by Justin Brierley. Originally aired in 2010. Dr. Meyer is the author of The New York Times best selling book Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013). For more information on the book and to order your copy visit http://www.darwinsdoubt.com Documentary mentioned- EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED In the brilliant documentary EXPELLED, actor and pundit Ben Stein takes on the Darwinian scientists who have become oppressive totalitarians. One by one, Stein introduces us to prestigious scientists at major universities who were expelled because they dared to mention Intelligent Design and open up the academic discussion to non-Darwinian viewpoints. He moves from there to questioning the institutions and administrators who fired them unfairly. Then he visits France and Germany and shows the Darwinian roots of totalitarian fascism and Communism. Stein also discusses the complex life of the cell. Finally, he questions Darwinist Richard Dawkins, who comes across as a smug pseudo-scientist who can’t answer basic questions and doesn’t know what he’s saying. EXPELLED is a wry, funny, well-crafted documentary. The juxtaposition of popular music, dramatic vignettes, documentary footage, and Ben Stein’s quest for truth is often laugh-out-loud funny. At the same time, it is heart-rending, convincing and transformational. Like any documentary, however, there are very few moments where the tension relaxes, but the last third of the movie is extraordinarily captivating because of Ben’s expose of the atheist Richard Dawkins. Dawkins points are easily refuted by rational scientific inquiry. CONTENT: Very strong Judeo-Christian worldview with positive proof of God and refutation of Darwinism and atheism and the false philosophies of our age, with positive references to God and Jesus Christ, but more theistic from a Jewish perspective, making a clear link between National Socialism (Nazi), Communism and Darwinism; one “h” word and two references to butt; documentary footage of violence at the Berlin Wall, Nazi violence, concentration camps, piled up bodies, discussions of violence, movie vignettes with slapping, other minor violence, and recreating old 1950s educational instructional movies; no sex; no nudity; no drinking; no smoking; and, nothing else objectionable but the whole movie is eliciting cries of outrage from the pseudo-scientific Darwinian community.

1hr 1min

7 Jan 2023

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283. Stephen Meyer: Intelligent Design and It’s Toughest Questions

Adherent Apologetics

Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle. In this interview, we talk about intelligent design, objections to it, and more. We talk about mechanisms that cause suffering, God of the Gaps, and so much more! Dr. Meyer's Website: https://stephencmeyer.org/ -------------------------------- GIVING -------------------------------- Please consider becoming a Patron! Patreon (Thanks!): https://www.patreon.com/AdherentApologetics YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO8jj_CQwrRRwwwXBndo6nQ/join

50mins

25 Sep 2022

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How Science Reveals (and Requires) God | Stephen Meyer

Upstream

Atheists tell us science has no need for the “God hypothesis.” But three discoveries in the 20th century challenged materialism and revealed the Mind behind the universe. Dr. Stephen Meyer joins Shane to explore his book, “The Return of the God Hypothesis.”

56mins

16 Aug 2022

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Stephen Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis

Socrates in the City

Eric Metaxas interviews Stephen C. Meyer on the scientific evidence for the existence of God as outlined in Dr. Meyer’s book THE RETURN OF THE GOD HYPOTHESIS. Their conversation explores evidence from cosmology, showing that the material universe had a beginning; evidence from physics, showing that the universe was been “finely tuned” to allow for the possibility of life, and evidence from biology, showing that since the universe came into being, large amounts of genetic information present in DNA must have arisen to make life possible. Metaxas asks about the response to the 2021 book and Meyer details a dramatic shift in the intellectual world. He says that after the rise and fall of the popular arguments put forward by the “New Atheists” in the early 2000’s, groundbreaking scientific discoveries led to a return to belief. Meyer cites the rise of figures like psychologist Jordan Peterson and British historian Tom Holland who lament the loss of morality and look beyond the cynicism of the New Atheists by returning to conversations on truth and meaning. The interview took place at the Westminster Conference on Science and Faith, sponsored by the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, in April 2022.The post Stephen Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis first appeared on Socrates in the City.

1hr 19mins

8 Jul 2022

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Would Darwin Think Differently About Evolution Today? | Stephen Meyer (Pt. 2) [Doubts About Darwinism Series]

The Universe Next Door

Nick Shalna continues the conversation with Dr. Stephen Meyer (Director of the Discovery Institute) on the Cambrian Explosion, issues with evolution, and whether or not Darwin would still hold the views today that he held in 1859 if he were still around. Make sure to check out Part 1 of this interview!Dr Meyer's newest book The Return of the God Hypothesis:https://www.amazon.com/Return-God-Hypothesis-Compelling-Scientific/dp/0062071505/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SU6X71JCIYHO&keywords=the+return+of+the+god+hypothesis&qid=1652735249&sprefix=the+return+of+the+Go%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-1Darwins Doubt:https://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Doubt-Explosive-Origin-Intelligent/dp/0062071483/ref=sr_1_1?crid=115J5X78I78KN&keywords=darwins+doubt&qid=1652735278&sprefix=darwins+doubt%2Caps%2C105&sr=8-1Dr Meyer's Websites:https://returnofthegodhypothesis.com/https://www.discovery.org/Support the show

27mins

19 May 2022

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What Is The Best Evidence For Design? | Stephen Meyer (Pt. 1) [Doubts About Darwinism Series]

The Universe Next Door

What is Darwins theory of evolution and how can we defend against it? What are some of the best arguments for Design and against evolution? Nick Shalna interviews Dr. Stephen Meyer, a prominent scientist, author and speaker in the Intelligent Design movement in order to get  answers to questions on the Cambrian Explosion, science going secular, and what Darwin did and didn't know about DNA.  Join us for the part one of this interview on our "Doubts About Darwinism" seriesDr Meyer's newest book The Return of the God Hypothesis:https://www.amazon.com/Return-God-Hypothesis-Compelling-Scientific/dp/0062071505/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SU6X71JCIYHO&keywords=the+return+of+the+god+hypothesis&qid=1652735249&sprefix=the+return+of+the+Go%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-1Darwins Doubt: https://www.amazon.com/Darwins-Doubt-Explosive-Origin-Intelligent/dp/0062071483/ref=sr_1_1?crid=115J5X78I78KN&keywords=darwins+doubt&qid=1652735278&sprefix=darwins+doubt%2Caps%2C105&sr=8-1Dr Meyer's Websites:https://returnofthegodhypothesis.com/https://www.discovery.org/Support the show

27mins

16 May 2022

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Return of the God Hypothesis with Dr. Stephen Meyer

Blogging Theology

The Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe by Dr. Stephen Meyer https://www.amazon.co.uk/Return-God-H...Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past by Firas Alkhateeb https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Islamic...You Can Support My Work on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/BloggingtheologyMy Paypal Link:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/blogg...Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/blogging-theology/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

50mins

17 Mar 2022

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Interview: Stephen Meyer – Return of the God Hypothesis

Stand to Reason Weekly Podcast

Greg talks to Stephen Meyer about his newest book, Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Topics:Interview: Stephen Meyer, author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe (00:00)Mentioned on the Show:  Stephen C. Meyer Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe by Stephen C. Meyer Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design by Stephen Meyer For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery by Rodney Stark

58mins

24 Nov 2021

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