Origins Expert Paul Nelson To Speak At Southern Adventist University

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson

Southern Adventist University welcomes Paul Nelson, PhD, a biology philosopher involved in the
intelligent design debate internationally for three decades, to speak for the annual Origins Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. in Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists on campus.

Currently a senior fellow of Seattle’s Discovery Institute in Washington and adjunct faculty member in the graduate program of Science and Religion at Biola University in California, Nelson organized the Mere Creation Conference, where the modern intelligent design research community first formed in 1996. His research interests include the relationship between developmental biology and our knowledge of the history of life, the theory of intelligent design, and the interaction of science and theology. He lectures frequently at colleges and universities throughout the United States and globally, speaks on American and Italian national public radio, and writes for popular publications as varied as Oslo Dagbladet and Christian Research Journal.

Nelson’s scholarly articles have appeared in journals and book chapters, he co-authored the biology
textbook Explore Evolution, and he has appeared in several films on intelligent design for Illustra

This free event is open to the public. Visit for livestream options
and additional information.

What: Origins Convocation Featuring Paul Nelson

When: Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m.

Where: Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists
4829 College Drive East
Collegedale, Tn. 37315

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