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Apr 19

Intelligent Design and the Mysteries of Life

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In the ongoing exploration of what DNA reveals about the origin of life, some anti-establishment scientists are abandoning naturalistic explanations for the origin of genetic information and looking to theories of design for answers. In almost every scientific discipline there is newly found evidence that supports the theory of intelligent design. A growing number of scientists around the world no longer believe that natural selection or chemistry, alone, can explain the origins of life. Instead, they think that the microscopic world of the cell provides evidence of purpose and design in nature - a theory based upon compelling biochemical evidence. Join us as Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, a key design theorist and philosopher of science, explains this powerful and controversial concept on the mysteries of life.

STEPHEN C. MEYER earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology. He has recently co-written or edited two books - Darwinism, Design, and Public Education (Michigan State University Press) and Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius 2002). He has also authored numerous technical articles as well as editorials in magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, First Things and National Review.

More About the Speakers

Stephen C. Meyer, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Director,
Center for Science and Culture,
Discovery Institute

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