Bruce L. Gordon

Bruce L. Gordon

Bruce L. Gordon is a Canadian philosopher of science (physics), metaphysician and philosopher of religion.


Early life and education

Gordon was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1963.

Gordon earned two undergraduate degrees, one in piano performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music at the University of Toronto in 1982 and another in applied mathematics at the University of Calgary in 1986. He was awarded a masters degree in analytic philosophy from the University of Calgary in 1988. He moved to the United States for graduate study in 1988, and has been a permanent resident ever since. In 1990, Gordon received a masters degree in apologetics and systematic theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Finally, he was awarded a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in the history and philosophy of science (physics) in 1998.Waybackdate|site=|date=20070202080129|title=Curriculum Vitae]


He was a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and a Fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame in 1998-99.

In 1999 he became associate director of William Dembski's short-lived Michael Polanyi Center at Baylor University, [ [ Professors debate legitimacy of Polanyi] ] and became its director on Dembski's removal. [ [ Polyani Center's future is unclear] ] The Michael Polanyi Center was later renamed and reconstituted within the Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning, where Gordon was an Assistant Research Professor.

He has since left to become Research Director at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. [ [ A Few Words about a Long-Winded Breach of Etiquette] , Evolution News & Views, Discovery Institute]

Gordon is a known proponent of intelligent design and Fellow of the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design (ISCID). He was the managing editor of the moribund Access Research Network journal "Origin and Design", as of its last issue (20:1) [Forrest & Gross(2004), p176] and an associate editor of the likewise moribund ISCID journal. [Forrest & Gross(2004), p213]



cite book
last = Forrest
first = Barbara
authorlink = Barbara Forrest
coauthors = Paul R. Gross
title = Creationism's Trojan Horse
publisher = Oxford University Press
date = 2004
location =
pages = 416 pages
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doi =
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isbn = 0195157427

External links


* [ Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics and the Metaphysics of Modality] , Bruce L. Gordon
* [ Fock Space metaphysics] , Bruce L. Gordon

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