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Educators Briefing Packet

This briefing packet was developed in order to provide you with clear and accurate information about the scientific theory of intelligent design: what it is, how it originated, and how it differs from neo-Darwinism. As staff members of Discovery Institute and its Center for Science & Culture, we developed this packet to help teachers understand the issue. However, it’s vital …

Zombie Science: Chapter 1

Zombies are the walking dead. In science, a theory or image is dead when it doesn’t fit the evidence. I wrote a book in 2000 about ten images, ten “icons of evolution,” that did not fit the evidence and were empirically dead. They should have been buried, but they are still with us, haunting our science classrooms and stalking our …

Ten Questions to Ask About Your Biology Textbooks

ORIGIN OF LIFE Why do textbooks claim that the 1953 Miller-Urey experiment shows how the building blocks of life formed in the Earth’s early atmosphere—when scientists actually think that the Earth’s early atmosphere was quite different and the origin of life remains a mystery?

Should We Teach Scientific Criticisms of Neo-Darwinism? Many Authorities Say YES!

1. Various States and School Districts have successfully implemented such a policy: Minnesota: “Explain how scientific and technological innovations—as well as new evidence—can challenge portions of, or entire accepted theories and models including …[the] theory of evolution…”1 South Carolina: “Summarize ways that scientists use data from a variety of sources toinvestigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory.”2 Texas: Science standards require that …

Fire-Maker

From computers to airplanes to life-giving medicines, the technological marvels of our world were made possible by the human use of fire. But the use of fire itself was made possible by an array of features built into the human body and the planet. In Fire-Maker, biologist Michael Denton explores the special features of nature that equipped humans to to harness …

Darwin’s Poisoned Tree

Legitimate scientific theories like evolution should not be disbarred from science classrooms simply because of the religious (or anti-religious) views and activism of their proponents. Therefore, in order to preserve the teaching of evolution, it may be necessary to revise legal tests that are applied to assess the constitutionality of teaching biological origins. To put it bluntly, if evolution is to be continued to be taught in public schools, courts must abandon inquiries which look at the historical associations between a viewpoint on origins and religion (or non-religion). Read More ›