I am a German scientist (paleo-entomologist), specialized on the fossil history and systematics of insects (esp. dragonflies), the most diverse group
I am also a senior scientist at the Biologic Institute in Redmond and senior fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, working on
paleontological evidence for intelligent design theory.
I am a philosophical theist and strongly reject atheism, naturalism, materialism,
reductionism, and scientism. I did not become a theist in spite of being a scientist but because of it. My "conversion" was based on a careful critical evaluation of empirical data and
rational arguments, following the evidence wherever it leads. I am skeptical of the Neodarwinian theory of
macroevolution and support intelligent design theory for purely scientific reasons.