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Guillermo Gonzalez

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The Earth rises above the lunar horizon, photographed from Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. (NASA)
The Earth rises above the lunar horizon, photographed from Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. (NASA)

Apollo 8 and Our Privileged Planet

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The historic flight set the stage for a lunar landing less than a year later. It was also the first time human eyes viewed Earth directly as a complete sphere or saw the far side of the moon.

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The Privileged Planet

A number of factors must be perfectly met for the possibility of complex life on earth. These include: proper distance from the sun, liquid water, that it be a terrestrial planet, having tectonic plates, protected by large planets, orbiting the correct type of star, has a large moon, a magnetic field, and is oxygen rich. Listen is as we see Read More ›

Intelligent Design Under Fire, pt. 4: Q&A with Charlotte Laws & Larry Herbert

Intelligent Design Under Fire, pt. 4: Q&A with Charlotte Laws & Larry Herber

In Intelligent Design Under Fire, Dr. Stephen Meyer and colleagues Dr. Jonathan Wells, Dr. Michael Behe, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, and Dr. Paul Nelson respond to questions about intelligent design from a panel of critics. Part 4 features questions from writer and columnist Dr. Charlotte Laws, retired geology professor Dr. Larry Herber, comparative religion professor Dr. Craig Nelson, and others. Video Read More ›

Intelligent Design Under Fire, pt. 2: Q&A with Dateline NBC’s Keith Morrison

This is part 2 of a video called Intelligent Design Under Fire. Dr. Stephen Meyer joins Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells, Paul Nelson, and Guillermo Gonzalez in defending the arguments of intelligent design in response to questions from a panel of leading critics of the theory. Part 2 includes Q&A with Dateline NBC’s Keith Morrison. Video copyright Biola University. Used with Read More ›

Stephen Meyer on the Dennis Miller program

Dr. Stephen Meyer on the Janet Parshall Program discussing Darwin’s Doubt and academic freedom

In an interview on the Janet Parshall program, Dr. Stephen Meyer discusses evidence from the Cambrian layer of the fossil record that upholds Charles Darwin’s expressed doubt about his evolutionary theory. Meyer also recounts the opposition faced by scientists who are willing to challenge consensus for the purpose of advancing research. One recent incident of censorship involved a scandal at 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 ›

Statement from Iowa State University President on Denial of Tenure to Guillermo Gonzalez

This statement, published by Iowa State University, regards Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez’s tenure appeal at Iowa State University. In the statement, Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy responds as follows: On Friday, June 1, I informed Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, of my decision to deny his tenure appeal. The rest Read More ›