About Me

I am a German scientist (paleo-entomologist), specialized on the fossil history and systematics of insects (esp. dragonflies), the most diverse group of animals.


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 devout Roman Catholic Christian and subscribe to classical theism as world view. I strongly oppose atheism, naturalism, materialism, reductionism, and scientism. I have not become a Christian 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.