Günter Bechly, Ph.D.

Paleontologist


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