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Purpose and Hope in a Time of Turmoil

During a recent staff meeting, two Discovery Institute staff members referenced C.S. Lewis’s essay, On Living in the Atomic Age. In this new era of coronavirus uncertainty, Lewis’s words offer comfort in knowing that the situation we face is not unique, nor unprecedented. The world has faced many plagues before, and wars, and suffering, and the economic uncertainty that often accompanies these periods. And — as has been the case throughout history — human beings face death, regardless of its cause. As I write this, a close friend is suffering severely (and bravely) from cancer. I feared for him, and prayed for him, long before coronavirus came on the scene. Now we fear another contagion en masse. Read More ›
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Walter Bradley on the Mystery of Life’s Origin

The origin of life from non-life remains one of the most enduring mysteries of modern science. Dr. Walter Bradley explains why materialist suppositions fail as science, pointing to the need for an intelligent author of the first life. At the 2020 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith his presentation explored the paradox-filled intellectual world of origin-of-life research. According to Bradley, Read More ›

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We Will Never Go Back to the Pre-COVID-19 Workplace

While many people (myself included) have railed against the excesses of technology and its tendency to weaken community spirit and understanding, it turns out that, in the present crisis, it is having the opposite effect. We are all stuck in our houses for the next several weeks. However, thanks to our new digital infrastructure, we aren’t really alone in the same way any more. Read More ›
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Three Big Ways Christianity Supported the Rise of Modern Science Explained by Historian Michael Keas

Are Christianity and science at war? Historian of science Michael Keas busts the stereotypes as he explores the historical relationship between Christianity and science, discussing three key ways Christian theology supported the development of modern science. Dr. Keas is author of the book Unbelievable: 7 Myths about the History and Future of Science and Religion, and a senior fellow with Read More ›

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Are Christianity and Science Perpetually at War with Each Other

Historian of science Michael Keas explores the relationship between science and Christianity, discussing three big myths about the history of science and Christianity. Dr. Keas is author of Unbelievable: 7 Myths about the History and Future of Science and Religion. “There is a false idea circulating out there that science grows only when guided by godless thinking.” On the contrary, Read More ›

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Biden’s Coronavirus Adviser Wants to Die at 75

Joe Biden has announced the creation of a “Public Health Advisory Committee,” consisting of Democratic experts to advise him about how to best grapple with the coronavirus during the campaign. The bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel — the most famous person on the committee — made headlines a few years ago by writing that he wants to die at age 75 before becoming "feeble, ineffectual". Joe Biden is 77. Read More ›
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Secrets of the Cell, Episode 5: The X-Factor in Life

In this episode of Secrets of the Cell, biochemist and bestselling author Michael Behe explores the key missing factor in Darwinian explanations of the complexity of life. Further Exploration Use the links below to explore more about the issues raised in this episode. More about Michael Behe MichaelBehe.com (website) Articles by Michael Behe “Michael Behe Investigates Evolution & Intelligent Design” Read More ›

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Homelessness has been circumscribed around a set of premises acceptable to progressive opinion. The homeless were thrown onto the streets, we’re told, because of rising rents, heartless landlords, and a lack of economic opportunity. But new data are undermining this narrative. Read More ›
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Bill Walton and Steve Moore on the Trump Economy

Last week I interviewed economist Steve Moore at a conference with conservative leaders. While the capital markets sell-off and bad coronavirus news had not yet had hit galeforce levels, as it has this week, they were looming. I’m posting this to remind us that even in the face of fierce headwinds, the United States has entered this troubling time riding Read More ›

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Evolution, Design, and COVID-19

With respect to the coronavirus epidemic and evolution, the bottom line is that, while of course the virus is dangerous, the situation can be compared to a strong storm on the ocean. The waves may be huge and the surface roiling, but the deeper waters continue as they always have, essentially undisturbed. In a similar way, although superficially it changes very rapidly, some researchers think that the coronavirus and many other virus types have remained basically the same for tens of millions of years. Read More ›