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Setting the Record Straight: From Copernicus to Orphan Genes

Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe — stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Join us as Michael Keas, a historian of science and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion. Paul Nelson, philosopher of biology and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science, will follow up with a presentation on "How the Orphan Genes Revolution is Shaking Up Biology." Read More ›

The Biggest Myths about Science and Faith

Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe — stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Join us as Michael Keas, a historian of science and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion. Read More ›

Gilder Fellows Summer Seminar

The Gilder Fellows Seminar is an intimate study experience with Discovery Institute Fellows in Seattle, Washington, in August 2019. At the Gilder Fellows Seminar, you'll have the chance to interact with scholars George Gilder, Michael Medved, Jay Richards, John West, and others. Read More ›
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Reasons 2019

Do you ever have the feeling that science conflicts with faith? Well, you are not alone. 59% of American adults believe "science and religion are often in conflict". But what if there is another perspective? What if the discoveries of science in fact support the existence of and belief in God? Read More ›

The Darwinian Roots of the Devaluation of Life

Ideas have consequences, and Charles Darwin’s idea that life developed through an unguided material process has had momentous consequences for both human thought and public policy. In this talk, award-winning author and filmmaker John G. West will discuss how Darwinian biology played a pivotal role in the development of eugenics, scientific racism, abortion, and other anti-life practices during the past century-and-a-half. He Read More ›

Where Does Darwinism Naturally Lead?

Science is one of one humanity’s crowning achievements, the fruit of human rationality and creativity. Yet — ironically — science is increasingly being misused to devalue human life and deny human dignity. Appealing to science in general and Darwinian biology in particular, strident voices now assert that humans are no more than animals, that morality is an “illusion,” and that Read More ›

Intelligent Design Education Day – Seattle

Now offered for the fourth year in a row in Seattle, WA, we invite you and your students to our Intelligent Design Education Day, hosted by Discovery Institute on Wednesday, March 20. This is a special opportunity for private school teachers, home educators, and parents to bring students on a day-long field trip event to learn more about intelligent design and interact with leading scientists and scholars in the ID movement. At the end of each session, students will be given a chance to ask questions of the speakers. Read More ›