Discovery Institute

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Discovery Institute: World Changers

When Bruce Chapman and George Gilder founded Discovery Institute nearly 30 years ago, they envisioned it as a “distributive think tank,” one in which technology would unite the collaborative work of scholars around the country. It was a forward-thinking model that has served us well in 2020, a year in which Zoom meetings have replaced in-person gatherings, both personal and professional. Read More ›
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Alfred Russel Wallace: Father of Intelligent Design?
Alfred Russel Wallace: Father of Intelligent Design?

Celebrate Alfred Wallace’s Birthday on Jan. 8 with Historian Michael Flannery

One of the greatest naturalists of the nineteenth century, Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered evolution by natural selection. Unlike Darwin, Wallace became convinced that life and the universe displayed clear evidence of purposeful design. Join us for an online birthday party as we celebrate the life and legacy of Wallace with historian Michael Flannery. Read More ›
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ACES Northwest Network 2020 Annual Membership Meeting

Navigating the landscape of 2020 requires optimism and agility.  In the midst of turmoil, our world is witnessing the emergence of a vibrant electric vehicle marketplace fueling new and innovative approaches to nimble shared-ride services.  The wide-scale deployment of 5G networks is poised to underpin self-driving successes in the biggest trucks and the smallest shuttles.  Working together, the members, partners, …

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Still from America Lost by Christopher Rufo (CC-BY-ND)

‘America Lost’ Premiering Tonight on PBS World

Check out Director of Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty Christopher Rufo's newest film tonight on PBS World. The film will air at 6 PM and again at 10 PM (pacific time). If you are unable to catch the film tonight or can't find it in your area, the film is also available for free online. Read More ›
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The Price of Panic

The last several months have been unlike anything we have ever seen as the world has gone through great lengths to slow the spread of COVID-19. The policy of lockdowns and mass quarantines were widely adopted but each passing day begs the question, did we take the right approach? Read More ›
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Dallas Conference on Science & Faith — 2021

Does our universe point to God? Do molecules show evidence of foresight? Were humans produced through an unguided evolutionary process or by intelligent design? Explore these questions and more at the third annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith, sponsored by Discovery Institute on February 20, 2021. Read More ›
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Online Event Launching Michael Behe’s Latest Book — A Mousetrap for Darwin

According to Behe, one of the most powerful arguments that he is on the right track is the sheer vacuity of the attacks leveled against him, many offered by undeniably brilliant scientists. But are those criticisms really as empty as he thinks? Read More ›
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Official Launch of The Miracle of the Cell by Michael Denton

The Miracle of the Cell will explore yet another set of narrowly fine-tuned parameters that make human life — and all life — possible in an otherwise inhospitable universe. Dr. Denton will be interviewed on the subject of his new book and will answer audience questions submitted by readers like yourself. Read More ›