About Me


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 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 real teleology in nature. I am also co-founder and chairman of the scientific association Zentrum für BioKomplexität & NaturTeleologie seated in Austria.

 

I was a staunch atheist and materialist until my early 40ies, but after a spiritual journey over several years finally became a late "convert" to Neoplatonist idealism and philosophical theism. I now strongly reject atheism, naturalism, materialism, reductionism, and scientism. I did not become a 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 nature conservation. I have a special love for deciduous trees, birds, aquarium fish, insects, and fossils.


Disclaimer:

After some years of bad experiences I am no longer interested to discuss the arguments against materialism and Neo-Darwinism on social media platforms. 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 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.