Watch Meyer Take on Krauss and Lamoureux, Streaming Live at Evolution News on March 19
Those on the Darwinist, materialist, atheist side of the debate that we follow here aren’t normally very good at listening and responding to scientific perspectives at variance from their own. They are much more interested in condemning and ridiculing — which has got to be a poor strategy for them if they want to persuade anyone.
With that as the background, as we noted already, it’s refreshing that arch-atheist cosmologist Lawrence Krauss has agreed to participate in a public conversation with Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer, joined by theistic evolutionist Denis Lamoureux. That will be March 19 at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall. We’re looking forward to it — and here’s the even better news. You won’t have to be in Toronto to enjoy the discussion. The event will stream live here at Evolution News.
The subject is “What’s Behind It All? God, Science, and the Universe.” Simply check back here at 7 pm Eastern/4 pm Pacific for a front row seat, wherever you are. It’s just ten days away! Don’t miss a moment of it.
We will certainly be listening in, and encourage you to do so as well. Dr. Krauss is discussed in the latest issue of Salvo, in an article you can read online (excerpt below).
Militant Science & Apostle Krauss by Regis Nicoll
. . . The claim that science is intrinsically atheistic is but one of the many fictions Krauss must produce to hold his overarching myth together. Take his paradoxical statement, “The more we learn about the workings of the universe, the more purposeless it seems.”
Our ability to learn about the universe derives from the fact that it is governed by laws and exhibits a rational order and functional design that reflect purpose. Given our knowledge of the integrated complexity of nature, it would seem that the purpose of the quantum field is the formation and stability of matter; that the purpose of matter is to shape space; that the purpose of space is to accommodate matter; that the purpose of gravity is to form stars and planets; and that the purpose of stars and planets is to support life, particularly human life. As theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson was drawn to conclude, “The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming.” . . .
He’s also talked about in Salvo before in this amusing piece by Patrick Henry Reardon–Can Science Explain “Origins”?
A review of Dr. Meyer’s book, The Signature In the Cell, can be found here.