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 philosophical theist and strongly reject atheism, naturalism, materialism, reductionism, and scientism. I did not come to a theistic world view in spite of being a scientist but because of it, based on a careful critical evaluation of empirical data and rational arguments, following the evidence wherever it leads. I am also skeptical of the Neodarwinian theory of macroevolution and support intelligent design theory for purely scientific reasons.