In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1
The Origins Lecture Series is produced for the Colorado Christian University and local community to explore a few of the acceptable, mainline, evangelical ideas, thoughts, and facts about how the God of the universe created our world. With five nationally known speakers on the subject – and a special panel from CCU’s School of Theology and Department of Sciences – we hope that each person attending will have stronger insight to how the world began and how their faith ties into God’s spectacular design for mankind and the planet we live on.
Guest Lecturer – Dr. Michael Behe
Dr. Michael Behe is currently a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is a known advocate for ‘Intelligent Design’ and best known for his argument of ‘irreducible complexity.’ This idea, in short, argues that biochemical engineering is too complex for the work of evolution and should be attributed to an Intelligent Design. Dr. Behe’s work can be found in his writings: Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution; Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe: Papers Presented at a Conference Sponsored by the Wethersfield Institute; God, Intelligent Design & Fine-Tuning: A Discussion between Michael J. Behe and T.D. Singh; and The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism.