ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

Debating Darwin and Design: What happens when open discussion is allowed

Stephen C. Meyer
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On this episode of ID The Future, we take a brief look at what happens when open discussion of intelligent design is allowed.

With the controversy over allowing the debate heating up at SMU, ID The Future takes you back to last year’s fruitful debate between Darwin vs. Design conference speaker Dr. Stephen Meyer and University of Washington professor Peter Ward. Dr. Meyer explains how teaching the controversy and allowing discussion of intelligent design engages students and promotes better science.

Stephen C. Meyer

Director, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the philosophy of science. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He is author of the New York Times-bestseller Darwin’s Doubt (2013) as well as the book Signature in the Cell (2009) and Return of the God Hypothesis (2021). In 2004, Meyer ignited a firestorm of media and scientific controversy when a biology journal at the Smithsonian Institution published his peer-reviewed scientific article advancing intelligent design. Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBS's Sunday Morning, NBC's Nightly News, ABC's World News, Good Morning America, Nightline, FOX News Live, 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.