Westminster Conference on Science and Faith, 2022
ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

Stephen Meyer and Company Answer Questions about Science and Faith

John G. West
Stephen C. Meyer
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On today’s ID the Future, philosopher of science Stephen Meyer, theologian Vern Poythress, engineer Stuart Burgess, and biologist Jonathan McLatchie answer questions about science and faith posed at the Westminster Conference on Science and Faith, held in the greater Philadelphia area. The session is moderated by Discovery Institute Vice President John West, and the conference jointly sponsored by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and Westminster Theological Seminary.

Panelists: Dr. Stuart Burgess has held academic posts at Bristol University (UK) and Cambridge University (UK), and published over 180 scientific publications on the science of design in engineering and biology. He also 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 UK’s top mechanical engineer award. 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, Chance and the Sovereignty of God, and Redeeming Philosophy. 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, the New York Times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt, and Signature in the Cell, 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.

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.