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 skeptical of the Neodarwinian theory of macroevolution and support intelligent design theory 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 for intelligent design theory. 


I am a late convert to a supernaturalist spiritual world view, and strongly reject atheism, naturalism, materialism, reductionism, and scientism. I did not change my mind 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 nature enthusiast. From early childhood my greatest passion always has been and still is wildlife, nature, and environmentalism. I have a special love for trees and fossils.