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Meyer, Atheists, and Christians Discuss the God Hypothesis

Image source: Atheist & Christian Book Club, via YouTube.

I really enjoyed the interaction between Stephen Meyer and a group of atheists and Christians, discussing Meyer’s Return of the God Hypothesis. They are the Atheist & Christian Book Club, and they talked with Dr. Meyer for over two hours. 

Here’s something interesting. Steve at one point observes that he has found it encouraging that what resistance he’s experienced to his thesis — regarding the “Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe” — has been mostly “meta” in nature. In other words, skeptics are asking variations on the question, “Why would God have done it this way?” For example, “Why does the designer take so much time between explosions [of information into the biosphere]?” One atheist wonders why God would have dawdled about creating man in particular, and observes cutely that isn’t curious how the creator has such “a thing for trilobites”? The “pushback,” however, has not really included much serious criticism of Meyer’s novel arguments from physics and cosmology. And why is that?

It’s encouraging, too, that Christians and atheists can be so genial and respectful toward each other. Check out this very thoughtful interchange:

Also, if you’re in the area of Genesee, Idaho, Meyer and Discovery Institute president Steve Buri will be leading an event tonight about “How Science Points to God.” The main program runs from 6:30 to 8 pm. More information is here. Still another rich resource is the 2021 Science & Faith Simulcast, which you can see with your community or by yourself. Speakers include Meyer, William Dembski, Marcos Eberlin, Casey Luskin, and Melissa Cain Travis. Look for more information on that here.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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