IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail
audio button
ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution
Episodes

All Hat and No Cattle: Paul Nelson Reviews the Royal Society Conference

Episode
960
Guests
Paul Nelson
Duration
00:16:23
Share
Facebook
Twitter
Print
arroba Email

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid interviews Paul Nelson about the recent Royal Society meeting on evolution. Nelson describes interactions between neo-Darwinists and scientists supportive of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES), highlights the “specter of intelligent design” that emerged halfway through the gathering, and analyzes the efficacy of the EES in accounting for phenotypic complexity and novelty.

Paul Nelson

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Paul A. Nelson is currently a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University. He is a philosopher of biology who has been involved in the intelligent design debate internationally for three decades. His grandfather, Byron C. Nelson (1893-1972), a theologian and author, was an influential mid-20th century dissenter from Darwinian evolution. After Paul received his B.A. in philosophy with a minor in evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh, he entered the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. (1998) in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory.
Tags
Royal Society of London