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Stephen Meyer Speaks to Packed House at “Socrates in the City” Event in Nation’s Capital

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”–Socrates
As best-selling author and host Eric Metaxas explained in his characteristically humorous introduction, “Socrates in the City” is a program designed to give people a chance to have respectful discourse on important topics. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday night here in the nation’s capital when Dr. Stephen Meyer presented his talk, “Why are we still talking about Darwin, and why does it matter?” to a packed room of over 150 attendees at the University Club.
Meyer began by highlighting quotes that suggest there is no controversy over Darwinian evolution. Then he proceeded to explain how Darwin’s theory presupposes information but does not explain it. He presented the mathematical improbability that the Darwinian mechanism could randomly produce functional proteins, let alone whole body plans. He stressed the need for a better explanation for the origin of biological information and presented intelligent design as the alternative that best matches the scientific evidence.
One journalist who attended the event noted afterwards, “it was several cuts above the normal think-tank event in D.C.”metaxasdc.jpg
An engaging Q&A followed Meyer’s talk, with a variety of thoughtful questions. The evening concluded with Meyer signing copies of Signature in the Cell and the companion Signature of Controversy. Through the talk and the stimulating questions and discussion that followed, many were reminded that the debate over Darwin is far from settled.

Andrew McDiarmid

Senior Fellow, Media Relations and Assistant to the Director
Andrew McDiarmid is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute. He also serves as Assistant to CSC Director Stephen C. Meyer, a Media Relations Specialist, and a contributing writer to MindMatters.ai. He holds an MA in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University and a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington. His tech column at Newsmax, Authentic Technology, explores today's technology landscape and encourages readers to live authentically in the digital age. His writing has appeared in the New York Post, Houston Chronicle, The Daily Wire, San Francisco Chronicle, The American Spectator, The Federalist, Real Clear Politics, Technoskeptic Magazine, and elsewhere. In addition to his roles at the Discovery Institute, he is host of the Scottish culture and music podcast Simply Scottish, available anywhere podcasts are found. Learn more about his work at andrewmcdiarmid.org.



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