Activism against Materialism and Neo-Darwinism: 2019


Interview "If rocks could talk" by Jenny Lind Schmitt for WORLD Magazine News (posted Febr. 8, 2019, isued March 2, 2019).


A radio blog about this interview is available as "Getting real about intelligent design" at The World and Everything in It (Febr. 26, 2019).


On Darwin Day, February 12, 2019, I am featuring in a short video published by Discovery Institute celebrating the growing number of scientists that signed the "Scientific Dissent from Darwinism" list.

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 I attended the Wiedenester Tagung "Glaube ist denkbar" in Bergneustadt (Germany), organized by the evangelical Forum Wiedenest. My contributions included ...:

  • 9:30-10:30 Panel interview with me by Dr. Matthias Burhenne (ca. 300 listeners)
  • 14:00-15:30 Invited talk "Wissenschaftliche Argumente gegen Evolution und für Intelligentes Design" with Q&A (ca. 300 listeners). Audio recording available at Soundcloud.
  • 15:30 TV-interview for idea news
  • 16:00-18:00 Workshop "Der Fossilbericht - Bestätigung oder Problem für die Darwin’sche Evolutionstheorie?" (82 participants)
Photo: Kai-Helge Hercher
Photo: Kai-Helge Hercher
Photo: Kai-Helge Hercher
Photo: Kai-Helge Hercher

German article "Evolutionstheorie hält wissenschaftlichen Argumenten nicht stand" about my presentation at the Forum Wiedenest symposium in the Christian news magazine idea Nachrichten (Febr. 19, 2019).

German article "Viele Fragen an die Evolutionstheorie" about my presentation at the Forum Wiedenest symposium in the Christian print magazine idea Spektrum (Febr. 20, 2019: p. 35):


Interview with me by Andrew McDiarmid for ID the Future podcast "Günter Bechly: Rich Fossil Record Says No to Insect Evolution" (March 11, 2019).

Article "Insect Evolution: Another Illustration of How Darwinism “Explains Away" about my IDtF podcast at Evolution News (March 13, 2019).


Interview with me by Andrew McDiarmid for ID the Future podcast "Günter Bechly: Human Evolution’s Once ‘Indisputable Facts’ Now “Dead Theory(March 20, 2019).

Article "Bechly: Lessons from the Ongoing “Rewrite” of Human Origins" by David Klinghoffer about my IDtF podcast at Evolution News (March 21, 2019).


German article "Der vernünftige Weg zu Gott" in the Christian print magazine idea Spektrum 12.2019.

Speaking engagements and other scheduled events for 2019:

  • January 12, 2019 in Winnipeg, Canada (via Skype): Q&A on intelligent design theory (30 min.) for St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church.
  • January 28 and March 18, 2019 (written online symposium): Henry Center's Creation Project funded by Templeton Foundation and hosted by Sapientia invited me to contribute to the symposium "If ID science is not religiously motivated, why hasn’t it gained traction among mainstream scientists?" ( The essays and responses will be published May 6-29, 2019.
  • February 14, 2019: Recording of two Skype interviews for ID the Future podcast.
  • February 16, 2019: Invited talk "Wissenschaftliche Argumente gegen Evolution und für Intelligentes Design" (60 min.) and workshop "Der Fossilbericht als Problem für den Darwinismus" (90 min.) as well as a panel interview at a conference on belief and science at the Wiedenester Gemeindetagung 2019 (15.-16. Febr.) of the German Christian organization Forum Wiedenest (
  • March 8-10, 2019 in Corona de Mar, CA, USA: Presentation "The Intelligent Design Movement in German-speaking Europe" at Discovery Institute's meeting commemorating the Pajaro Dunes meeting 1993 (35 people). Also recording of an interview for TBN.
  • March 14, 2019 in Munich, Germany: Talk „Fragen zur Evolutionstheorie“ (60 min. + 30 min Q&A, about 30 people) at the German Catholic association KKV Hansa München e.V. (recorded for Radio HOREB).
  • March 2019: Recording of video interview with Stephan Lange for his mitdenkend YouTube channel.
  • April 25, 2019: Recording of a one hour radio interview on human origins for The Eric Metaxas Show.
  • May 29 - June 1, 2019 in Austria: Symposium on teleology in nature.
  • June 3-7, 2019 in southern France: Presentation „Explosive Origins in the History of Life“ at a private conference on "revolutions".
  • June 2019 in Hong Kong (via Skype or Zoom): Teaching about "Fossil Discontinuities in the History of Life" at the summer seminar of Hong Kong Baptist University.
  • July 5-13, 2019 in Seattle (maybe via Skype): Lecture "Fossil Discontinuities in the History of Life" at Discovery Institute’s CSC Summer Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences (
  • July 20, 2019 in Winnipeg, Canada (via Skype): Presentation on "Weaknesses of the Theory of Evolution" (45 min. + 30 min. Q&A) for the youth at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church (40-50 people expected).
  • September, 18-21, 2019 in Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Israel: Talk "Fossil Evidence refutes Neo-Darwinism" at the founding meeting of The Israel Center for Biocomplexity.
  • October 26, 2019 in Landshut, Germany: Invited talk "Wissenschaftliche Hinweise gegen den Darwinismus und für Intelligentes Design" with Q&A at the Freikirche Life 21.
  • November 9, 2019 in Rotterdam, Netherlands: Invited talk "The fossil record as problem for evolutionism“ (45 min.) at the Regionaltag and Logos Congress "Geloof is de sleutel tot kennis“ of the Dutch Logos-Instituut in cooperation with the German Studiengemeinschaft Wort und Wissen (
  • Further events are currently negotiated.