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Wisdom Wednesday: NOT a “God of the Gaps” Argument

Photo: Stephen Meyer, via Discovery Institute.

In a new video, deep thinkers Brandon McGuire (of the Daily Dose of Wisdom podcast) and Stephen Meyer offer a wide-ranging discussion about Dr. Meyer’s work: why materialistic explanations for the origins of the universe, life, and consciousness are breaking down; the limitations of evolutionary ethics and materialistic explanations of morality; whether intelligent design theory is a “God of the Gaps” argument (see my post on the logic of intelligent design for a quick primer on that), and more!

Emily Sandico

Special Projects Coordinator and Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Emily Sandico is a Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, where she also serves as Special Projects Coordinator. She holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and education from Whitworth University and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. She spent 14 years at a major Silicon Valley tech firm, where she worked as a technical editor and product manager, and as a liaison for Fortune 500 clients and the firm’s software development organization, sales force, and technical consultants around the world. Dr. Sandico is a licensed veterinarian with a special interest in how the study of medicine informs our understanding of design in biology. As a citizen and a scientist, she is most interested in helping people to seek truth by building a culture that fosters personal liberty, intellectual honesty, academic freedom, and scientific rigor.



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