academic freedom

Michigan Becomes Fifth State to Introduce Evolution Academic Freedom Bill

Lansing, MI –— An Evolution Academic Freedom Bill (HB 6027) was introduced today in Michigan by Rep. John Moolenar. The bill is similar to academic freedom legislation introduce in several other states earlier this year and, if enacted, will provide public school teachers with academic freedom to present both the scientific evidence for and against Darwinian evolution. “Often in this Read More ›

Will Florida decision on evolution curriculum set national precedent?

This article, published by TCPalm, mentions Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellows Guillermo Gonzalez and Richard Sternberg: Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez —— author of 68 peer-reviewed papers and whose work has been used to discover planets —— is denied tenure at Iowa State for writing a book on his own time that suggests the universe may be intelligently Read More ›

Seriously Funny

This article, published by World Magazine, mentions Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow David Berlinski: One Expelled scene shows Stein, mathematician David Berlinski (a sophisticated Paris resident), and nuclear physicist Gerald Schroeder (wearing a yarmulke), all now ID advocates, discussing the importance of freedom as they visit a remnant of the Wall. The rest of the article Read More ›

Two More States Introduce Academic Freedom Bills and Missouri Moves to Protect Scientists’ Interpretations of Scientific Research

Legislators in Louisiana and Missouri have introduced academic freedom bills that would ensure the freedom of teachers to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of theories of biological and chemical evolution. Florida legislators introduced a similar bill recently which passed through its first committee hearing on a 4-1 vote. Read More ›

Dr. Caroline Crocker Expelled for Challenging Darwinian Evolution

Dr. Caroline Crocker was a biology professor at a large public university who mentioned intelligent design in a lecture and had her academic freedom rights trampled. Crocker was banned from teaching both intelligent design and evolution, and subsequently, her contract was not renewed. She had had a three year contract and consistently received good course evaluations, but the department chair, Read More ›

Anti-Freedom Activists Try to Censor Science Education in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – “Academic freedom is not ‘smelly crap.’ It’s the foundation of a free society,” says science education expert Casey Luskin, program officer for public policy and legal affairs at Discovery Institute. “That’s why Florida’s proposed Academic Freedom Act on evolution is so important.” Florida legislators recently introduced SB 2692, the Academic Freedom Act, to protect teachers and students from Read More ›

Evolution’s Glass Ceiling

A biologist I know recently bleached his hair and changed his appearance in other ways so as to be almost unrecognizable. I’m being deliberately vague about his looks and identity because he was going undercover. When I last saw him, he was ready for a stint of researching and lab work on intelligent design at a university that he declined Read More ›

Secret Emails Reveal How ISU Faculty Plotted to Deny Distinguished Astronomer Tenure

Des Moines, IA — Iowa State University faculty secretly plotted to deny tenure to a distinguished astronomer, as revealed in private emails written by faculty and administrators at ISU. Discovery Institute is making public a record of secret emails exchanged among faculty at Iowa State University about noted ISU astronomer Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez. The emails demonstrate that an orchestrated campaign was Read More ›

BU Had Role in Dembski Return

This article, published by The Baylor Lariat, mentions William Dembski and Robert Marks of Discovery Institute: But such was not the case in November of 2006 when Dembski arrived back on campus to work with Dr. Robert Marks, distinguished professor of computer and electrical engineering. The rest of the article can be found here.

What is the Center for Science & Culture?

The Center for Science and Culture is a Discovery Institute program that
supports the work of scholars who challenge various aspects of neo-Darwinian theory and scholars who are working on the scientific theory known as intelligent design, as well as encouraging schools to improve science education by teaching students more fully about the theory of evolution. Read More ›