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How Does Summer in Seattle Sound? Apply Now for Our Intensive 9-Day Seminars on Intelligent Design

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Each summer Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture sponsors two intensive 9-day seminars. Our next session is from July 8-16, 2016 in Seattle, at the height of the most beautiful time of year in the Pacific Northwest, when you can study the mystery of nature while enjoying its splendor as well.

The seminars are primarily designed for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students, but each year we try to reserve a few spaces for a special cohort of professors, scientists, teachers, pastors, and other professionals. If that sounds right for you, consider applying.

Seattle_Skyline_tiny.jpgThe CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare students to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science. Past seminars have included such speakers as Michael Behe, Stephen Meyer, William Dembski, Jonathan Wells, Paul Nelson, Jay Richards, Douglas Axe, Ann Gauger, Richard Sternberg, Robert Marks, Scott Minnich, and Bruce Gordon. This seminar is open to students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the natural sciences or the philosophy of science. Applicants must be college juniors or seniors or already in graduate school.

See here for details and registration information.

The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts. The program is named for celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength. Participants will benefit from classroom instruction and interaction with prominent researchers, writers, and scholars, such as Michael Behe, Stephen Meyer, Wesley J. Smith, David Klinghoffer, Jonathan Witt, Jonathan Wells, Jay Richards, and John West. This seminar is open to college/university students who intend to pursue careers in the social sciences, humanities, law, or theology.

See here for details and registration information.

Help Us Educate the Next Generation of Scientists and Scholars!

If you are not a candidate for this program, but know students who might be, please help us by referring students here and encouraging them to apply as soon as possible.

Also, please consider making a special donation to help fund the cost of the seminars. Your support of the Summer Seminar program will allow us to educate a new generation of scientists, scholars, and educators who have the desire, the vision, and the determination to breathe new purpose into the scientific enterprise and influence its self-understanding in ways that will benefit both science and humanity.

Images: Richard Sternberg and Stephen Meyer; Seattle skyline, by Joshulove [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.