Michael N. Keas
Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science
With a B.S. in biology and Ph.D. in history of science, Mike Keas has focused his research and teaching on the history and philosophy of science, with emphasis on scientific controversies that have religious implications. He experienced some of the last historic moments behind the Berlin Wall as a Fulbright Scholar in East Germany. He is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the College at Southwestern and an adjunct professor in Biola University’s M.A. Science and Religion program. He teaches courses that integrate science, logic, philosophy, hermeneutics, rhetoric, and intellectual history. His work in the history and philosophy of science has received funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has spoken at the East German Akademie der Wissenschaften, Humboldt University, Oxford University, University of Minnesota, Texas A&M, and in many other academic, church, and civic venues. He has contributed articles to several scholarly journals and anthologies, including the American Chemical Society's Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Darwinism, Design and Public Education published by Michigan State University Press. As a board member of Ratio Christi (www.ratiochristi.org), he speaks on behalf of this global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. He also speaks as a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.
Dr. Keas is currently working on three related book projects: A biography of the astronomer Johannes Kepler aimed at teens and college students (Johannes Kepler: Science and Christianity in Mutual Support), an ePub-formatted ebook that engages adults and children in outdoor astronomy activities with related biblical meditations, and a scholarly book based on a lengthy manuscript “The Astronomy Textbook since Johannes Kepler: Myths about Science and Religion in American Education.”
You may view representative pieces of his writing below (see his vita for a complete set of weblinks). He has integrated these and other writing projects into his courses.
- Author of all the free resources that you can download to use with The Toughest Test in College and TrueU: Does God Exist?, which were originally produced by Focus on the Family in conjunction with ColdWater Media. These free resources include study guides and supporting documentation for this DVD apologetics curriculum.
- Essay Book Review: “Collins and Dembski offer their views of theodicy and God’s creative plan,” Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith, 62 (September 2010): 111-114. Download: www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2010/PSCF9-10dyn.html
- “What Every High School Student Should Know about Science,” in Michael R. Licona and William A. Dembski, editors. Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science. Baker Books, 2010. View this article at: www.4truth.net/fourtruthpbscience.aspx?pageid=8589952925
- “Darwinism, Fundamentalism and R. A. Torrey,” Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 62 (March 2010): 25-51. Download: www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2010/PSCF3-10dyn.html