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Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture Launches Provocative New YouTube Series Titled "Science Uprising"

“This is unlike any film project we’ve done before,” said Discovery Institute vice president John. G. West. “Science Uprising directly confronts the false views of science held by the growing number of science popularizers like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye.” The episodes are 6-8 minutes long each and address issues such as the existence of an immaterial mind, the origin of life from non-life, the fine-tuning of nature that allows life to flourish, the destructive power of mutations, claims about human evolution, and whether science has disproved free will. Episodes feature original interviews not only with top Discovery Institute Fellows such as Stephen Meyer and Michael Behe, but also with leading scientists such as renowned research chemist James Tour at Rice

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ID the Future

Dr. Brian Miller On Complex Systems and ‘Intellectual Captivity’

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Dr. Brian Miller explains several challenges to the origin of life, from thermodynamic challenges to the need for complex systems to create complex systems: information processing, energy production, manufacturing, auto-assembly, control systems, and feedback loops are all required from the start. Dr. Miller also speaks to the “intellectual captivity” imposed on science students who don’t accept prevailing theories of scientific materialism. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast.

Stephen Meyer’s Advice to Science Students

On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and author of Darwin’s Doubt, gives advice to students and recent graduates interested in intelligent design. He encourages students to recognize how pervasive philosophical naturalism is in the academy; master the material; do good work; and stand firm. When should you keep your head down, letting discretion be the better part of valor, and when should you speak out, publicly supporting the case for intelligent design? Meyer also offers advice about this.  Please consider donating to support the IDTF

Jonathan Wells: Why Not Darwinian Medicine?

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Ray Bohlin interviews Jonathan Wells about the interaction of evolutionary theory and medicine. Has Darwinism furthered healthcare? What about our understanding of antibiotic resistance? And might learning about evolution become a requirement for medical

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2nd Annual European Conference on Intelligent Design

Katherine West
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Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture is co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual European Conference on Intelligent Design with TDI Brasil, Discovery Mackenzie, and Fundation Dignidad Y Liberdad. In its first year, this event was initially planned in Faro, Portugal. After pushback from local activists, it was moved to Porto, Portugal and — after further pushback — to its ultimate location in Leon, Spain. The opposition, which claimed that the conference was not truly of a scientific nature, served only to increase interest from local students and the community. In the end, a charter bus was provided to bring students from Portugal to Spain — traveling 2,000 km round-trip to reach the event. You can read the full story here. After a great turnout, the organizers are excited
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Aslan is on the Move

Stephen Meyer Presents at the C. S. Lewis Society Annual Banquet
Katherine West
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Calvary Church
Clearwater, FL
The C. S. Lewis Society, on the campus of Trinity College of Florida, provides a guest-speaker forum for the campus community to hear scholars articulate topics of wide public concern. In this upcoming event, Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, will speak on the inescapable evidence of exquisite design in the cosmos. After bestsellers Signature in the Cell (2009) and Darwin's Doubt (2013), he is now exploring the startling evidence for God in his forthcoming title, The Return of the God Hypothesis (2020). This is a fundraising event for the work of the Florida-based C. S. Lewis Society, and each attendee will have the opportunity to support the work of the Society with a donation. When Thursday, October 10, 2019, starting at 6:30
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Intelligent Design Action Network Meeting

An activist meeting featuring Michael Denton, David Berlinski, and other ID scholars
Michael J. Behe
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Discovery Institute
Seattle, WA
Want to promote intelligent design as an activist, doctor, donor, scientist, writer, educator, student, or ministry leader? Plan now to attend Discovery Institute’s third Intelligent Design Action Network Meeting in Seattle on October 18-19, 2019. Hear about the current state of the debate from the leaders of the movement; talk with David Berlinski by video-link about his forthcoming book; meet geneticist Michael Denton and learn about his next two books; discover what scientific and educational projects are currently in the pipeline; explore new tools to promote intelligent design as a scientist, doctor, educator, or citizen activist; and brainstorm about what we should be doing in the future. Plus see a sneak preview of new video projects. Cost is only $100 if you register by