Praxis Circle Contributor Stephen Meyer is the Director and Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Praxis Circle interviewed Dr. Meyer because he is among America’s leaders in presenting the extensive evidence for God or Intelligent Design (ID) that exists in all fields of science everywhere scientists do their work. Mankind has always recognized evidence for Intelligent Design, but it is gaining increasing acceptance at the highest scientific levels today.
Dr. Meyer graduated from Whitworth University in 1981 with a degree in physics and earth science. In 1986 as a Rotary International Scholar, he went on to continue his training in the history and philosophy of science at Cambridge University, earning an M.Phil. in 1987 and a Ph.D. in 1991.
During that time, Dr. Meyer worked as geophysicist with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in Dallas, Texas in digital signal processing and seismic survey interpretation. In 1990, he returned to Whitworth to teach philosophy and the philosophy of science. He left a tenured position as a professor at Whitworth in 2002 to direct the Center for Science and Culture full time, which he helped found in 1996.
In 2004, Dr. Meyer wrote the first peer-reviewed essay to argue for intelligent design in a technical journal. This proved to be extremely controversial and was widely covered by major media and news outlets. He has since published three books: Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (2009) which was named Times (of London) Literary Supplement Book of the Year, the New York Times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (2013), and his most recent book, Return of the God Hypothesis (2021).
Dr. Meyer has now become the face for Intelligent Design and has published various editorials in national newspapers, appeared in multiple science documentaries, and engages in frequent interviews, events, and debates.
Dr. Meyer is married with three children and lives in Seattle, Washington.