I am a German scientist (paleontologist), specialized on the fossil history and systematics of insects (esp. dragonflies), the most diverse group of animals.
I am skeptical of the Neo-Darwinian theory of macroevolution and support intelligent design theory for purely scientific reasons.
I work as senior scientist for the Biologic Institute in Redmond and as senior fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, focusing on paleontological evidence against Neo-Darwinism and for intelligent design.
I am a late convert to Catholicism, and now strongly reject atheism, naturalism, materialism, reductionism, and scientism. I did not become a Christian theist in spite of being a scientist but because of it, based on a careful and critical evaluation of empirical data and rational arguments, following the evidence wherever it leads.
I am a dedicated nature enthusiast. From early childhood my greatest passion always has been and still is wildlife, nature, and environmentalism. I have a special love for deciduous trees, birds, and fossils.
After some years of bad experiences I am no longer interested to debate on social media platforms the issues of materialism vs idealism, atheism vs theism (or Protestantism vs Catholicism), or Neo-Darwinism vs intelligent design theory. I also do not have the time to answer common objections or general questions by email, given that many thoughtful responses can be easily found on the internet or in generally available books. However, if you have concise specific questions concerning the evidence against Neo-Darwinism and for intelligent design from my own field of expertise (paleontology), then you are welcome to send me an email, and I will try my best to answer your questions adequately as far as my time permits.