Return of the God Hypothesis by Stephen C. Meyer Compelling Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God

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BELOW: Eric Metaxas interviews Dr. Stephen Meyer about Return of the God Hypothesis on The Eric Metaxas Show

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The Power Hour: Stephen Meyer on the Consequences of a Culture that Forgets God

On a recent episode of radio show The Power Hour, Dr. Stephen Meyer talks about his latest book Return of the God Hypothesis with guest host Karen Kataline. Along the way, they discuss the consequences of a culture that adopts a no-god society. Is there a scientific basis for God today? What is the evidence for the activity of mind in nature? What is the relationship between creativity and freedom? What ideas in our culture are downstream from the issue of the existence of God? Listen to this thought-provoking chat revealing why Dr. Meyer’s book Return of the God Hypothesis is so timely and so needed in this current moment in history.

A Conversation with NPR’s Dr. Alan Campbell on Watching America

In this episode of Watching America, Meyer talks about his book, "Return of the God Hypothesis." While intellectuals in the 19th century began insisting that science and religion were in a never-ending war, Meyer details three modern scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications. You don't want to miss this thought-provoking conversation.

BreakPoint Reviews the Key Discoveries of Stephen Meyer’s newest book Return of the God Hypothesis

In a new commentary from the Colson Center’s BreakPoint, host John Stonestreet reports on the discoveries of the last century that challenge a materialistic worldview and call science back to its theistic roots. Listen to this 5-minute commentary below or read it instead. Dr. Meyer also appeared in a recent episode of the Colson Center’s Upstream podcast with Shane Morris to discuss Return of the God Hypothesis. Listen to that interview here.

Ricochet Podcast: Stephen Meyer Takes on Challenges to his Scientific Reasoning About the Origin and Design of the Universe

Enjoy 30 minutes of Dr. Stephen Meyer in fine form as he explains and defends the arguments of his new book Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Meyer is joined on Ricochet’s flagship podcast by host Peter Robinson and guest host James Lileks, who keep it lively with stimulating questions. Topics include: what separates the historical sciences from the everyday lab-coat sciences, whether science and religion need to be kept separate, how the various hypotheses for the origin of the universe compare, the difference between mere Shannon information and complex, specified information, and how intelligent design goes beyond the negative argument against neo-Darwinism to make a strong positive argument for the Read More ›
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The God Hypothesis Unplugged with Hank Hanegraaff

Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with traditional theistic belief — that science and belief in God are “at war.” In Return of the God Hypothesis, Stephen Meyer argues that theism — with its affirmation of a transcendent, intelligent and active creator — best explains the evidence we have concerning biological and cosmological origins. Previously Meyer refrained from attempting to answer questions about “who” might have designed life. Now he provides an evidence-based answer to perhaps the ultimate mystery of the universe. The results? Meyer reveals a stunning conclusion: the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind — but the existence of a personal God. You Read More ›

Separation of Church and Science: Dr. Stephen Meyer Discusses New Book on Steel on Steel News Radio

Stephen Meyer joins 40-year broadcasting veteran John Loeffler, host of Steel on Steel. In this interview, you can hear about a conference at the Royal Society convened by a group of evolutionary biologists who are openly stating the need for a new theory of evolution. These evolutionary biologists recognize the inadequacy of the current neo-Darwinian model. You can also hear why the multiverse hypothesis, even if true, fails to explain the ultimate origin of fine tuning. Be sure to listen in!

Listen to Stephen Meyer Answer Challenges From a Leading Proponent of Theistic Evolution

The BioLogos "Language of God" podcast
Vice President of BioLogos Jim Stump hosts Stephen Meyer on an episode of the BioLogos podcast Language of God. Despite foundational differences between the theistic evolution and intelligent design communities, Stump and Meyer have a courteous, in-depth exchange about Meyer’s background, the history of the intelligent design research community, and the arguments of Meyer’s new book Return of the God Hypothesis. Instead of taking the shape of a back-and-forth debate, Stump asks probing questions and simply listens to Meyer make his points and clarify his positions on key topics, including the difference between general and special revelation, how historical science differs from natural or lab science, the meanings of evolution, and why intelligent design is not simply an appeal to Read More ›

Post-Darwinian Science: Frank Turek and Stephen Meyer Discuss the Return of the God Hypothesis

In a two-part series on his syndicated radio show I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, Dr. Frank Turek discusses the history and the science found in Dr. Stephen Meyer’s new book Return of the God Hypothesis. In Part 1 of their lively conversation, they discuss how Judeo-Christian ideas fueled modern science and what happened when scientific materialism eclipsed the God hypothesis in the late 19th century. They also discuss the first of three scientific discoveries Dr. Meyer discusses in his book – the realization by scientists in the 20th century that the universe had a beginning. In Part 2, they discuss the second and third scientific discoveries Dr. Meyer writes about – the fine-tuning of the basic Read More ›

Reconciling Science and Faith: Stephen Meyer on The Marc Bernier Show

What do you get when you combine an interested host, great questions, and a good-quality audio setup? An awesome interview! Stephen Meyer calls this 25-minute segment one of the best radio spots he’s ever done. Listen to see why. Hear seasoned radio host Marc Bernier ask perceptive questions about scientific materialism, the possibility of extraterrestrials, the role of intelligent design in medicine, the approach to evolution in school, the roots of the war between science and faith, and, of course, the arguments in Meyer’s new book Return of the God Hypothesis.

Stephen Meyer Goes Back to the Roots of Intelligent Design with Sandy Rios

Radio host Sandy Rios has been following the work of the intelligent design community at Discovery Institute since the 1990s. On this episode of Sandy Rios in the Morning, she’s excited to unpack Meyer’s new book Return of the God Hypothesis. After a review of the impact Discovery Institute has had on science in the last 25 years, Rios probes the three scientific discoveries detailed in Meyer’s book. She also explores the fascinating idea that the available scientific evidence suggests that the designer behind the universe is not a distant, unknown entity but a personal God that is knowable.

East Coast Radio Host Lee Elci Explores the Multiverse, Stephen Hawking with Meyer

Enthusiastic host Lee Elci interviews Stephen Meyer about some of the biggest scientific discoveries in recent history, as well as the implications of these findings. Topics include big bang cosmology, the vastly improbable fine tuning of the universe, and the immense complexity of the cell that was thought to be simple in Darwin’s time. Elci and Meyer also discuss the multiverse and the amazing story of Stephen Hawking. Listen to both segments to hear an information-packed conversation!

Janet Parshall Interviews Stephen Meyer about Return of the God Hypothesis

New York Times bestselling author of Darwin’s Doubt and Intelligent Design Stephen C. Meyer presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology. Listen as he provides a reasoned and evidence-based answer to the ultimate mystery of the universe, drawn from recent scientific discoveries in physics, cosmology, and biology. Discover how he uses three scientific points to refute popular arguments put forward by the “New Atheists” against the existence of God.

Stephen Meyer Discusses the Inspiration and Key Takeaways of his new book on Point of View Radio

Dr. Stephen Meyer connects with an old friend, host Kerby Anderson, on an episode of Point of View to discuss his latest book Return of the God Hypothesis. Starting with the events that inspired him to write the book, the pair also discuss where the term “laws of nature” comes from and what it really means, how the 20th century inherited the 19th century’s scientific materialism, and why recent scientific discoveries are bringing the God hypothesis back to the fore.

Meyer Discusses Harvard’s Atheist Chaplain and the “Twilight of the Godless Universe” on the Michael Medved Show

There’s often a lag time between the formation of ideas at the scholarly and scientific level and the dissemination of those ideas into the broader culture. On the Michael Medved show, Stephen Meyer explains how the appointment of an atheist chaplain at Harvard is an outcome of a lingering cultural perception about science and religion—even though this perception is incongruous with major developments in science. In addition, Medved prompts Meyer to explain his recent op-ed, published in The Jerusalem Post: “Steven Weinberg and the Twilight of the Godless Universe.” Be sure to listen to this nice, compact interview!

Michael Medved’s Six-Part Interview with Stephen Meyer on Return of the God Hypothesis

In a series of segments on the Michael Medved show, Stephen Meyer discusses his latest book, Return of the God Hypothesis. Segment 1: Medved prompts Meyer to explain why the God hypothesis has necessarily returned as science has advanced in the last century. Meyer explains how three major findings in recent scientific study point to a powerful, designing intellect behind the universe. (Air date: 2/12/21) Segment 2: When did we get the idea that science is at war with belief in God? When Medved poses this question, Meyer describes how this so-called “warfare model” arose fairly late in the history of science. He also explains that it diverges sharply from the thinking of the founders of modern science, many of whom embraced religious faith and found inspiration for their

Science Videos: Evidence for the God Hypothesis

Print Interviews and Opinion Articles

Steven Weinberg and the Twilight of the Godless Universe

The Jerusalem Post
With the passing last month of Steven Weinberg, the world lost a great theoretical physicist. Born to Jewish parents in New York in 1933, Weinberg received the Nobel Prize in 1979 for unifying two of the four fundamental forces of physics, the electromagnetic and weak nuclear forces. His proposed unification, later confirmed by experiment, proved key to the development of the Standard Read More ›

The Coolest Tech on the Planet (Hint: It’s Inside You!)

Newsmax.com
These days, we surround ourselves with technology to stay in touch, to keep ourselves informed, and to manage the challenges of our daily lives. We also recognize in our devices and machines all the hallmarks of design, understanding reflexively that they express the ingenuity of engineers or software developers. Our appreciation for applied intelligence comes as second nature to us—we intuitively recognize the work of other minds.

Three Scientific Discoveries That Call for a God Hypothesis

BreakPoint.org
In the book River Out of Eden, Oxford biologist and atheist superstar Richard Dawkins famously wrote: “The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.” Dawkins and other “new atheists” have long insisted that science has excluded the possibility of a creator or has, at least, rendered it unnecessary. Turns out this belief may be scientifically out of date. According to a new book, the biggest discoveries of the last century challenge a materialistic worldview and call science back to its theistic roots. Cambridge-educated philosopher of science Stephen Meyer wrote two books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, that Read More ›

Philosopher of Science Stephen Meyer Answers the Tough Questions Darwinists Don’t Even Ask

Stephen Meyer with John Zmirak at The Stream
John Zmirak: First of all, thank you for your trilogy of books laying out the reasons why Intelligent Design is a more rational, and hence more “scientific” hypothesis than others. I was especially impressed with your ability to shift gears from physics to biology, and then to epistemology, engaging top level practitioners of each. Your latest, The Return of the God Hypothesis, is vastly ambitious. I think it rivals Aquinas’ Summa Contra Gentiles in that respect: a comprehensive “answer to the pagans.” How would you sum it up in 50 words for potential readers? Stephen Meyer: Thank you John for your interest and for that extremely generous compliment. Return of the God Hypothesis argues — contrary to “new atheist” writers Read More ›

Scientific Discoveries Reveal the Mind of God Behind the Universe

The Stream
Throughout history, many prominent scientists have believed in God. Far from seeing their faith in God as incompatible with scientific investigation, most have found the two things complementary. Seventeenth-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler, for example, believed that science was only possible because God made the world to be “intelligible” to the human mind. In his view, the same God who designed the world in a rational and orderly way also gave human beings rationality so they could understand the world He made. Thus, Kepler described scientists as having the high calling of “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” Many early scientists were not only inspired to do science because they believed in God; they also thought that the natural world revealed the attributes

Scientist: And Yet a Creator is Indispensable

Stephen Meyer with Bart van den Dikkenberg at Reformatorisch Dagblad
The Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad interviewed Dr. Stephen Meyer about his new book, Return of the God Hypothesis. The article was written in Dutch by their science editor, Bart van den Dikkenberg. Here we include a few sentences from the introduction as a preview. View the full article in Dutch at the link below. The title of Meyer’s book, The Return of the God Hypothesis, is a nod to a famous, but probably apocryphal, statement by the French mathematician Pierre-Simon de Laplace (1749-1827). When he presented his book Traité de Mécanique Céleste in 1802 to the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, Laplace was asked what the role of God at the origin of the solar system had been. The mathematician replied: Read More ›

Public Talks and Presentations


This lecture covers material found in Ch 4, 5, and 12 of Dr. Meyer’s book Return of the God Hypothesis.

This lecture covers the argument of Signature in the Cell, which Dr. Meyer reprises and updates in Chapter 9 of Return of the God Hypothesis.

This is Part 2 of an event that covers the argument of Signature in the Cell, which Dr. Meyer reprises and updates in Chapter 9 of Return of the God Hypothesis.

This is one of Dr. Meyer’s best lectures presenting his argument from Signature in the Cell, which he reprises and updates in Ch. 9 of Return of the God Hypothesis.

This video interview on C-SPAN’s BookTV, though not a public talk, discusses the argument of Darwin’s Doubt, which Dr. Meyer reprises and updates in Chapters 10 and 15 of Return of the God Hypothesis.

This lecture covers material found in Chapter 15 of Return of the God Hypothesis.

Debates (And Dialogues with Those Who Differ)

Though it wasn’t Dr. Meyer’s finest debate performance due to the onset of a debilitating migraine, this event was still important for several reasons. Dr. Meyer tells the backstory in the foreword to Return of the God Hypothesis.

From the Archives

In this classic matchup, Dr. Meyer discusses intelligent design with philosopher of science Michael Ruse. Part II is available here.
This lively Town Hall debate pitched Dr. Meyer with paleontologist Peter Ward. Parts 2-11 are available here.