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Why Marriage Matters

Please join us Tuesday, August 4th, at noon PT for a webinar featuring Dr. Brad Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project. Discovery Institute’s Christopher F. Rufo will interview Wilcox about the role of marriage in free enterprise, wealth accumulation, and happiness. Read More ›
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Viruses, COVID-19, and Evolution

Michael Behe on Viruses, COVID-19, and Evolution

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 Read More ›

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Gilder Fellows Virtual Seminar

If you or someone you know would benefit from a better understanding of the intersection of free markets and technology, the ongoing debate about capitalism vs. socialism, how to compassionately care for the homeless or those in poverty, or the best ways to defeat the nihilistic ideology of scarcity, you won’t want to miss your chance to learn directly from these renowned experts. Read More ›
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The Human Face of Poverty

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. Read More ›
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ISI Webinar on Science, Scientism, and Society

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? Read More ›
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Whale of an Evolution Tale

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. 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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Secrets of the Cell, Episode 4: The Effects of Mutation

In this episode of Secrets of the Cell, biochemist and bestselling author Michael Behe explores the impact of mutations on evolution. Do random mutations and natural selection provide an explanation for the development of new organisms and features in the history of life? Further Exploration Use the links below to explore more about the issues raised in this episode. More Read More ›

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Secrets of the Cell, Episode 3: The Power of Evolution

In this episode of Secrets of the Cell, biochemist Michael Behe starts by exploring the amazing mechanical gears discovered in planthopper insects that scream “design!,” and then he moves into a discussion of the theory of evolution and what it hopes to explain. Further Exploration Use the links below to explore more about the issues raised in this episode. More Read More ›