Critique of Theistic Evolution

The following presentations were delivered at a Conference on Theistic Evolution in March 2018. The event took place at Biola University. These speakers were all participants in the 2017 extensive book “Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique”. Drs. Moreland and Meyer were editors of that volume.

Stephen C. Meyer – Theistic Evolution (47:16)

Philosopher of science Dr. Stephen C. Meyer is examining and explaining the amazing depth of digital technology found in each and every living cell, such as nested coding, digital processing, distributive retrieval and storage systems, and genomic operating systems.

Meyer is developing a more fundamental argument for intelligent design that is based not on a single feature like the bacterial flagellum, but rather on a pervasive feature of all living systems. Alongside matter and energy, Dr. Meyer shows that there is a third fundamental entity in the universe needed for life: information.

Ann Gauger – On Human Uniqueness (16:52)

Ann Gauger is a zoologist with a BS in biology from MIT and a 1989 PhD from the University of Washington. As a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard she cloned and characterized the Drosophila kinesin light chain. Her research has been published in Nature, Development, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

J.P. Moreland – Who Defines What Is Real (24:48)

Professor J.P. Moreland specializes in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, chemistry, and Christian Philosophy having had his work published in journals such as Metaphilosophy and the American Philosophical Quarterly. He has also had his work published by presses such as Intervarsity Press, NavPress, Zondervan, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Rutgers University Press, and Prometheus.

Wayne Grudem – Creation in Scripture (23:28)

He holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University, an MDiv and DD from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a PhD in New Testament studies from the University of Cambridge. In 2001, Grudem became Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary. Prior to that, he had taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he was chairman of the department of biblical and systematic theology.