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Prosecute Darwin Skeptics Under RICO Act?

As you may have heard, some prominent scientists have called for the criminal investigation, no less, of scientists and other advocates who cast doubt on the global warming “consensus.” Read the rest at Evolution News & Views.


Former Seattle School Board President Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Charter Schools “Unconscionable”

SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2015 Charter schools and school choice are on the edge of extinction nationwide thanks to Washington State’s Supreme Court’s ruling outlawing charter schools, according to Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Don Nielsen. The ruling was immediately deemed “as politically driven as it is overreaching and legally flawed” by The Wall Street Journal, and Nielsen, a former Seattle School Board president agrees. “Washington’s Supreme Court made a mockery of the law. Our state’s charter school law was filed with the attorney general’s office three years ago and was fully vetted both in terms of its legality and constitutionality,” said Nielsen. “Further, the attorney general’s office worded the initiative to ensure it was clear and unambiguous, then the voters approved Read More ›


The Quiet Revolution: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party

Frustration with division and gridlock in Washington leads many Americans to impugn both political parties for the current broken and ineffective state of government. There is plenty of blame to go around, but below the surface there has been a quiet revolution going on in only one of the two parties–the Democratic Party. At The American Thinker, Senior Fellow Scott Powell examines the rise of the New Left in American politics and culture, tracing the history of thought from Leftist philosophers such as Marx, Lenin, and Alinsky to our Democratic leaders of today. Read Powell’s article at The American Thinker.



George Gilder and the Scientific Foundations of the Gold Standard

Discovery Senior Fellow George Gilder’s recent monograph on gold and the economy, commissioned by the American Principles Project, continues to attract curiosity and praise, especially in light of the debt crises in places like Greece, China—and the USA one day. At Forbes, Ralph Benko praises Gilder’s monograph and traces the gold standard from its inception—crediting both Sir Isaac Newton and Nicolas Copernicus—to modern-day, writing that “Gilder reveals anew the gold standard’s deep scientific foundation.” This week, George Gilder will keynote the Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley, followed by several talks at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, then the Money Show in San Francisco. There will be media following all of them. While at Freedom Fest, Gilder also will be involved Read More ›



George Gilder Joins Team Gold And Explains Where Friedman Went Wrong

My goodness! I honestly believe that today’s team of Classical monetary intellectuals is probably the best since about 1910. The long era of monetary ignorance, that characterized the 20th century, is finally passing. That team is strengthened now by the powerful intellect of George Gilder, who recently released a monograph entitled: The 21st Century Case for Gold: A New Information Theory of Money. Read More ›



Why “Gold in the 21st Century”?

GilderDiscovery Sr. Fellow George F. Gilder delivered his monograph, Gold in the 21st Century, today at the Princeton Club in New York City. The book length paper was the product of the American Principles Project and represents a next step in George’s thinking on the issue of money as it changes in our time. His next book, Life After Google (working title), will incorporate his insights on gold into a discourse on fulfilling the Internet’s promise–and resolving its ailments. Read More ›


Discovering Intelligent Design Online Companion Now Available

An online companion to Discovering Intelligent Design (DID) is now available featuring short videos by co-author Casey Luskin introducing the six main units of the course and highlighting their key themes. It also includes detailed outlines and online quizzes for each chapter. Best of all, the online companion is absolutely free! Read more about DID now.