Dr. Stephen C. Meyer
Socrates in the City New York
September 12, 2013
Please join our host Eric Metaxas and special guest
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer
Stephen Meyer is director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and a founder of the intelligent design movement. A Cambridge University-trained philosopher of science, he is the author of peer-reviewed publications in technical, scientific, philosophical and other books and journals. More >
Eric Metaxas will interview Stephen Meyer on his newly released New York Times bestseller,
Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
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About Darwin’s Doubt
“In the origin of species, Darwin openly acknowledges important weaknesses in his theory and professed his own doubts about key aspects of it. Yet today’s public defenders of a Darwin-only science curriculum apparently do not want these, or any other scientific doubts about contemporary Darwinian theory, reported to students. This book addresses Darwin’s most significant doubt . . . and how a seemingly isolated anomaly that Darwin acknowledged almost in passing has grown to become illustrative of a fundamental problem for all of evolutionary biology.” —FROM THE PROLOGUE
Charles Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. In what is known today as the “Cambrian explosion,” 530 million years ago many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin’s Doubt Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but also because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal.
Expanding on the compelling case he presented in his last book, Signature in the Cell, Meyer argues that the theory of intelligent design—which holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection—is ultimately the best explanation for the origin of the Cambrian animals.
PRAISE FOR DARWIN’S DOUBT
“It’s hard for us paleontologists to admit that neo-Darwinian explanations for the Cambrian explosion have failed miserably....Meyer describes the dimensions of the problem with clarity and precision. His book is a game changer.”
— Dr. Mark Menamin, paleontologist at Mt. Holyoke College and coauthor of The Emergence of Animals
“Darwin’s Doubt represents an opportunity for bridge-building rather than dismissive polarization—bridges across cultural divides in great need of professional, respectful dialogue—and bridges to span evolutionary gaps.”
— Dr. George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and author of Regenesis
Meyer writes beautifully. He marshals complex information as well as any writer I’ve read....a wonderful, most compelling read.
— Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author
“Darwin’s Doubt is by far the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive review of the evidence from all relevant scientific fields that I have encountered in more than forty years of studying the Cambrian explosion.”
— Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lonnig, senior scientist emeritus (biologist) at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
“Meyer demonstrates, based on cutting-edge molecular biology, why explaining the origin of animals is now not just a problem of missing fossils, but an even greater engineering problem at the molecular level....An excellent book and a must read.”
— Dr. Russell Carlson, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Georgia and technical director of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
“Darwin’s Doubt is an intriguing exploration of one of the most remarkable periods in the evolutionary history of life.... No matter what convictions one holds about evolution, Darwinism, or intelligent design, Darwin’s Doubt is a book that should be read, engaged and discussed.”
— Dr. Scott Turner, professor of biology at the State University of New York and author of The Tinkerer's Accomplice
Date and Times
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Reception from 6:15 pm until 6:40 pm
Speaking will begin at 6:45 pm SHARP
Dr. Meyer will sign copies of his book at 8:15 pm
*** NOTE: Once you register, please print and bring your email confirmation as tickets ***
The Union League Club of New York**
(38 E 37th Street)
**Club requires Business Attire for all persons; coat and tie for gentlemen.
$35 Now ~ September 1st
$45 September 2nd ~ September 9th
$55 September 10th ~ September 11th or at the door
There will be an hors d'oeuvres and wine VIP Reception with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer from 6:00pm until 6:40pm. Attendance at this reception (and which includes the event immediately following with Dr. Meyer) is:
$75 Now ~ September 1st
$85 September 2nd ~ September 9th
$95 September 10th ~ September 11th or at the door
Please be advised that space for this reception is limited.
SITC Patron's Dinner
There will be a Patron's Dinner with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer immediately following the event (approx. 8:30 pm). Attendance at this dinner (and which includes the VIP reception and event with Dr. Meyer) is $500 per person.
Please be advised that seating for this dinner is very limited.
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