Upcoming Events

Date
March
03
Mar
3
03
2020

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

Bruce Chapman
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
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
Greater Philadelphia, PA

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

Whale of an Evolution Tale

Online Premiere of Long Story Short: Whale Evolution
Richard Sternberg
Date
April
04
Apr
23
23
2020
Online
Online Event

Join us for the live, online premiere of the new video Whale of an Evolution Tale, the latest in the Long Story Short series of videos. Immediately following the video we’ll have a live Q&A about whale evolution with biologists Jonathan Wells and Richard Sternberg.

Date
April
04
Apr
30
30
2020

Homelessness, Compassion, and COVID-19

Christopher Rufo
Date
April
04
Apr
30
30
2020
Zoom Webinar
Online Event

Join us for an online webinar with Christopher Rufo, Discovery Institute’s new Director for the Center on Wealth and Poverty, and learn about the root causes of the homeless crisis as well as what our response to the coronavirus pandemic reveals about the Left-Right divide.

Date
May
05
May
16
16
2020

ISI Webinar on Science, Scientism, and Society

John G. West
Date
May
05
May
16
16
2020
Online Event

From artificial intelligence to mandatory stay-at-home orders and everything in-between, what role should scientists — and their modern approach to scientific investigation — play in the critical decisions that we must make on such controversial issues?

Date
May
05
May
28
28
2020

The Human Face of Poverty

Online Lecture with Author Chris Arnade
Discovery Institute
Date
May
05
May
28
28
2020
Zoom
Online Event

Please join us Thursday, May 28 at 12pm PST for an online lecture featuring Chris Arnade, author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. Discovery Institute’s Christopher F. Rufo will interview Arnade about the dynamics of American poverty, his long road trips through America’s “forgotten cities,” and the political dimension of anti-poverty policy.

Date
June
06
Jun
13
13
2020

Michael Behe on Viruses, COVID-19, and Evolution

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
June
06
Jun
13
13
2020
Online Event
In this online Zoom webinar, Dr. Behe will review the biochemistry of viruses in general and COVID-19 in particular. He will use these topical examples to illustrate a fundamental principle: Darwinian and other unintelligent evolutionary mechanisms can change life marginally, in ways that are medically important, yet they cannot explain life’s complex structure. Rather, the elegant molecular structures of life required purposeful intelligent design. The Colorado, Houston, and Southern California Chapters of Discovery Institute’s Science & Culture Network are pleased to host this upcoming event. To stay in touch with the Chapters, or to donate towards this and other events, please visit their website at https://scienceandculture.network Event
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

The Center for Science and Culture
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.

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
23
23
2020

Gilder Fellows Virtual Seminar

Center for Wealth, Poverty, and Morality
Date
July
07
Jul
23
23
2020
Online Event
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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