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Still from America Lost by Christopher Rufo (CC-BY-ND)

Discovery Institute Fellow Chrisopher Rufo Set to Release New Documentary Next Year on American Poverty

Discovery Institute research fellow Christopher F. Rufo is set to release his latest feature-length documentary, America Lost, which tells the story of life in three “forgotten American cities” — Youngstown, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee, and Stockton, California.  America Lost reveals the dramatic decline of the American interior through a combination of emotional personal stories and thoughtful conservative commentary. Filmmaker Christopher F. Rufo spent Read More ›

Internet Investment and Innovation Threatened By Appellate Courts’ Net Neutrality Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 15, 2016 Contact Information for Media Only Discovery Institute 206-202-0401 x107 [email protected] Internet Investment and Innovation Threatened By Appellate Courts’ Net Neutrality Ruling WASHINGTON, DC – “Allowing the FCC to rule the Internet like a public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act will do nothing but produce a broadband shortage,” said George Gilder, bestselling technology author and Discovery Institute senior fellow. “This just creates new incentives for broadband providers to divert investment into advertising and content platforms or other countries,” Gilder added. By a 2-1 vote the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the net neutrality rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015. Discovery Institute senior fellow Read More ›

Education Reform Must Begin With the Legislature Says Former Seattle School Board President

This week, the Legislature begins its deliberations during this short session. The top priority will be “education” and the need to comply with the Supreme Court decisions on charter schools and funding. The charter school issue should be the easier of the two according to Don Nielsen, former Seattle School Board President and author of Every School: One Citizen’s Guide To Transforming Education. Read More ›

FCC Threatens Investment and Innovation with Net Neutrality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information for Media Only Discovery Institute 202-558-7085 [email protected] Washington, DC – “Today’s party-line vote by the Federal Communications Commission to reverse three decades of bipartisan communications policy threatens to jeopardize investment and innovation in the network by opening the door to the possibility of pervasive regulation,” said Hance Haney the Director and Senior Fellow of the Read More ›

Action Alert: Contact South Dakota Senate Education Committee to Support SB 114

SB 114 Text The Facts about the South Dakota Academic Freedom Bill On Tuesday, February, 10, the South Dakota Senate Education Committee is scheduled to consider SB 114, an academic freedom bill to protect science teachers who want to help “students understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered Read More ›

New Film Explores Social Darwinist Roots of World War I

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Discovery Institute
Andrew McDiarmid
(206) 292-0401 x107
[email protected]

New Film Explores Social Darwinist Roots of World War I
The Biology of the 2nd Reich debuts August, 18th 2014

SEATTLE The Biology of the 2nd Reich, a new 14-minute documentary, tells the little-known story of the influence of Social Darwinism on German militarism leading up to World War I, including an exploration of the German military’s genocidal policies in Southwest Africa. Read More ›

Ball State University President Imposes Gag Order on Scientists Supportive of Intelligent Design

Ball State University President Imposes Gag Order on Scientists Supportive of Intelligent Design For Immediate Release Contact: Discovery Institute Tessa Rath (206) 292-0401 x123 [email protected] In a blatant attack on academic freedom and the unfettered consideration of scientific viewpoints, the president of Ball State University (BSU) in Muncie, IN, has imposed a gag order on science faculty forbidding their discussion Read More ›

More than 7,000 Petition Ball State University to Protect Academic Freedom of Professor Eric Hedin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tessa Rath Discovery Institute (206) 292-0401 x107 [email protected]   More than 7,000 Petition Ball State University to Protect Academic Freedom of Professor Eric Hedin MUNCIE, INDIANA—Discovery Institute has delivered a petition to Ball State University (BSU) from more than 7,000 people, including more than 1,200 residents of Indiana, urging the university to defend the academic freedom of Read More ›

New Film Premiering on Youtube Showcases C.S. Lewis’s Unheeded Warnings on Abuses of Science

For Immediate Release Discovery Institute Andrew McDiarmid 206) 292-0401 x155 [email protected] Today, C.S. Lewis, creator of Narnia, Screwtape, and Mere Christianity, brings us a warning that modern science—a good thing—could be hijacked to attack faith, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom. A new short film premiering November 19th on Youtube, The Magician’s Twin, highlights C.S. Lewis’s views on science, scientism Read More ›