During the past twenty-five years, scientific evidence has rapidly accumulated that points to the brilliant design of the universe, life, and humanity. Dr. Woodward’s lecture will provide a brief overview of this remarkable development, then focus on the newest findings of “brilliant design,” including exquisite Cambrian fossils, the collapse of the “Junk DNA” doctrine, and the rise of epigenetics, which studies the cell’s master codes that orchestrate DNA.
Speaker Biography:Dr. Tom Woodward wears two hats: (1) in academia, he is a Professor at the Tampa Extension of SEBTS and at Trinity College of Florida, and (2) in the arena of missions, he directs the C. S. Lewis Society, which presents evidence for biblical faith on university campuses and in heavily secular cultures. He has spoken on evolution, intelligent design and the existence of God at over 80 colleges and universities in 28 countries. His presentations include lectures at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Cambridge University (UK), the University of Cape Town, Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, the University of Budapest, and the University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Doubts about Darwin (2003), and its 2006 sequel, Darwin Strikes Back. With ophthalmologist Dr. James Gills, he is coeditor of Darwinism under the Microscope, and coauthor of The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA(2012). A Princeton University graduate in History, he received a Th.M. from Dallas Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of South Florida. His doctoral specialty is the "Rhetoric of Science.”. On CNBC TV Network he debated evolutionist Dr. Brian Alters on the “Squawk Box” hosted by Carl Quintanilla. Since 2006, Woodward has hosted a weekly radio program: The Universe Next Door. It is aired on WTBN in Tampa, and on other stations reaching five states. It is accessible on the internet at Bayword.com each Saturday at 5:05 p.m. Eastern time.
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