Intelligent Design

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16th Annual Insiders Briefing
16th Annual Insiders Briefing
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16th Annual Discovery Society Insiders Briefing

The Insiders Briefing on Intelligent Design is returning to the greater Seattle area on August 7–8, 2020. You won’t want to miss this invitation-only event for members of the Discovery Society and their guests. Confirmed speakers include: Stephen C. Meyer, Siegfried Scherer, Sigrid Hartwig-Scherer, and Günter Bechly. The two-day conference for Discovery Society members and their guests will be held Read More ›


Secrets of the Cell

The elegance of nature: randomly evolved or purposefully designed? The answer lies in the cell. Michael Behe explores the building blocks of the life. Discover an unseen world of genetic coding, fabulous integrated systems, and astonishing machines. It’s not your typical biology class. It’s a five part series on complexity in nature: DNA, genes, mutation, and new science on the Read More ›


Long Story Short: Is Homology Evidence for Evolution?

Is homology due to common descent or common design? Is descent with modification overwhelmingly obvious? The standard definition of homology is the similarity of the structure, physiology, or development of different species of organisms based upon their descent from a common evolutionary ancestor- the structural identity of parts in distinct species such as the human hand, the wing of a Read More ›


Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology

Given enough time, can bacteria mutate into insects by chance? Can random mutations account for the existence of butterflies and whales and platypuses? What about the origin of the universe or the origin of man's ability to reason? Come and hear scientists and scholars discuss the limitations of chance and the abundant testimonies to design, as they come to realization from physics to proteins. Read More ›
Still of David Gelernter on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson via YouTube

#1 of Our Top Stories of 2019: Informed by Discovery Authors, Yale’s David Gelernter Rejects Darwinism

This is important. Yale University computer scientist David Gelernter is a polymath, a brilliant writer, artist, and thinker. Famed both for his specific scientific expertise, and for his cultural, political, and historical reflections, he’s also now a confessed Darwin skeptic. More than a skeptic really. In a wonderful essay in the new issue of The Claremont Review of Books, “Giving Up Darwin,” he credits reading Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt as the primary cause of his rejecting neo-Darwinian evolution, a “brilliant and beautiful scientific theory” but one that’s now been overtaken by science. Read More ›

Dr. Stephen Meyer Talks About ID 3.0

Dr. Meyer introduces ID 3.0 by telling the remarkable story of how he first got to know German paleontologist Günter Bechly, formerly of the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, but expelled after Bechly came out as an ID proponent. Dr. Bechly is now leading the charge with an ID 3.0 research initiative, teamed with population geneticist Ola Hössjer and biologists Richard Sternberg and Ann Gauger. Meyer explains more. Read More ›
Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

We are pleased to announce the Conference on Engineering in Living Systems (CELS 2020) to be held in spring 2020 at Biola University. CELS 2020 brings together leading engineers and biologists in order to: (1) apply engineering principles to better understand biological systems, (2) craft a design-based theoretical framework that explains and predicts the behaviors of living systems, and (3) Read More ›


Steve Meyer’s 2019 End of Year Message

Steve Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, gives an end of year thank you to our supporters, reviews the exciting progress made in 2019, and even makes an announcement about his next book.

Like Steve Meyer, you understand the importance of ideas to the future of our culture. And you understand how investing in ideas like intelligent design can change lives. Will you help us change more lives in 2020?

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David Berlinski on Human Nature with Ben Shapiro

David Berlinski — senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and best-selling author of numerous books including The Devil’s Delusion, The Deniable Darwin, and his latest offering, Human Nature — joins Ben to discuss evolution, religion, science, gender, philosophy, and much more.


Intelligent Design Theory and the Fossil Record

00:06 | What is your area of research interest? 00:34 | What made you doubt the widely accepted neo-Darwinian explanation? 02:15 |Is there really a multitude of indirect forms in the fossil record confirming the gradual emergence of new species? 03:23 | Was the “sudden” appearance of new forms of living organisms during the so-called Cambrian explosion an individual event Read More ›