Günter Bechly, Ph.D.


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 Christian theist, and strongly oppose atheism, materialism, naturalism, and scientism. I have not become a Christian in spite of being a scientist but because of it. My conversion was purely based on a critical evaluation of empirical data and philosophical arguments, following the evidence wherever it leads. I reject the Darwinian theory of evolution and support Intelligent Design theory for purely scientific and metaphysical (but not religious) reasons.