Upcoming Events

Date
November
11
Nov
23
23
2019

Memorial Symposium for Phillip Johnson

A series of brief presentations to honor the life of one of ID's greatest scholars
Discovery Institute
Date
November
11
Nov
23
23
2019
Berkeley, CA

You are invited to join us at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley from 4:00–5:30 PM on Saturday, November 23 to hear brief (10–15 minute) tributes from intelligent design scientists and scholars who have been directly impacted by Phil’s life and have since become the ID torch-bearers for our generation. Among those speaking are Stephen Meyer, Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells, Douglas Axe, Paul Nelson, and others.

Date
December
12
Dec
10
10
2019

God's Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era

A Book Launch and Discussion with Michael Medved
Discovery Institute
Date
December
12
Dec
10
10
2019
Discovery Institute
Seattle, WA
Is America uniquely blessed? Has the Almighty bestowed upon the United States special protection, and with it, special responsibilities? Many of our nation’s hardships have left the American people wondering if the Divine no longer sheds his grace on America. However, there is a new book that reminds us just how remarkably fortuitous the United States has been since its inception. After the success of his previous book, The American Miracle, New York Times bestselling author and syndicated radio host Michael Medved is back with a new work, God’s Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era. In this latest installment, Medved continues to reveal the bizarre coincidences and flat-out miracles that have shaped America’s destiny. Please join us from 4:30
Date
January
01
Jan
25
25
2020

Dallas Conference on Science and Faith 2020

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
January
01
Jan
25
25
2020
Dallas, TX

According to a nationwide survey, more than two-thirds of atheists and one-third of agnostics believe that “the findings of science make the existence of God less probable,” while nearly half of self-identified theists believe “the findings of science are neutral with regard to the existence of God.” But what if the discoveries of science actually lend support to belief in God? Tackle this question head-on at the Dallas Conference on Science and Faith.

Date
March
03
Mar
3
03
2020

The 2020 Census is Here and it's Counting on You!

Jackson Meyer
Date
March
03
Mar
3
03
2020
Discovery Institute
Seattle, WA
In mid-March you will receive a letter from the US Government preparing you to reply to the 2020 Decennial Census. Therewith starts a large series of changes, from numbers for each state in the U.S. House of Representatives to the allocation of $1.5 Trillion in federal aid to states and localities. The 2020 Census also will give us a new picture of dramatic social and economic changes taking place in America, some good, some bad. Discovery Institute Founder and Chairman of the Board Bruce Chapman was Director of the U.S. Census Bureau under President Ronald Reagan and will provide a preview of this year’s Census and what it means for the country and Washington State. The decennial Census is the touchstone of the entire US Statistical system and is used by government at all levels
Date
March
03
Mar
31
31
2020

Seattle Under Siege: Understanding the Homelessness Crisis

Discovery Institute
Date
March
03
Mar
31
31
2020
Discovery Institute
Seattle, WA
Over the past decade, there has been an explosion in homelessness, addiction, crime, and disorder in America’s major cities. By latest count, there are more than 500,000 people sleeping on the streets in the United States, with the highest concentration in West Coast cities including Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The problem has reached critical mass and voters are starting to take notice. A recent Crosscut/Elway poll found that homelessness was the number one issue for voters across Washington State. The progressive political class insists that it’s a “housing problem,”  however the real causes are much more intricate. Join us on Tuesday, March 31 for a reception and lecture with Christopher Rufo, Discovery Institute’s new Director for the Center on
Date
April
04
Apr
3
03
2020

Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
April
04
Apr
3
03
2020

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.

Date
April
04
Apr
23
23
2020

Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

Daniel Reeves
Date
April
04
Apr
23
23
2020
Biola University — Feinberg Hall
La Mirada, CA
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) develop research programs that demonstrate the engineering principles at work in living systems. The conference will follow a workshop-like format of discussion-oriented sessions in a collegial setting, with a goal of fostering active participation and establishing concrete results and action items. Topics include the following: Intersection of Biology and Engineering — the impacts of
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

Telos
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020
Seattle, WA
The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare students to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science. The seminar will include presentations on the application of intelligent design to laboratory research as well as frank treatment of the academic realities that ID researchers confront in graduate school and beyond, and strategies for dealing with them. Although the primary focus of the seminar is science, there also will be discussion of the worldview
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020

C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020
Seattle, WA
The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts during  the past century. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength. Topics to be addressed include the history of science, the relationship between faith and science, the rise of scientific materialism, the debate over Darwinian theory and intelligent design, evolutionary conceptions of ethics, science and economics, science and criminal justice, stem cell research and abortion, eugenics, family life and sexuality, ecology and animal rights, climate
Date
July
07
Jul
22
22
2020

2020 Gilder Fellows Seminar

Center for Wealth, Poverty, and Morality
Date
July
07
Jul
22
22
2020
Seattle, WA

The Gilder Fellows Seminar is an intimate study experience with Discovery Institute Fellows in Seattle, Washington, in July 2020. At the Gilder Fellows Seminar, you’ll have the chance to interact with scholars George Gilder, Michael Medved, Jay Richards, John West, and others.

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