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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 ›

Tennessee Legislature Passes Landmark Academic Freedom on Evolution Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 26, 2012 Discovery Institute Contact: Sam Wall 704-989-9068 [email protected] Tennessee Legislature Passes Landmark Academic Freedom on Evolution Bill Bill Protects Teachers Who Cover Controversial Science Subjects Objectively Nashville – By a vote of 72-23, Tennessee’s House of Representatives today passed an academic freedom bill that would protect teachers and school districts who wish to promote critical Read More ›

Rick Santorum, the Santorum Amendment, and Intelligent Design

For Immediate Release: Jan. 6, 2012 Discovery Institute East Coast: Sam Wall [email protected], 704-989-9068 West Coast: Andrew McDiarmid [email protected], 206-292-0401 x155 Media Alert: Rick Santorum, the Santorum Amendment, and Intelligent Design With his near-win in Iowa and his recent rise in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is facing new scrutiny about his views on intelligent design and evolution. Read More ›

Cascadia Center statement on U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Agreement

For Immediate Release 12/08/11 Official statement on U.S.-Canada “Beyond the Border” Agreement: Bruce Agnew, director, Cascadia Center for Regional Development “By eliminating duplicative inspection functions and increasing the speed of travel between Canada and the U.S., the Beyond the Border accord serves as a long-awaited landmark agreement. We commend not only Prime Minister Harper and President Obama, but also the Read More ›

Cascadia statement on permanent fee waiver for second train

For Immediate Release 08/17/2011 Official statement on the permanent waiver to continue second train to Vancouver: Bruce Agnew, director, Cascadia Center for Regional Development  “It’s noteworthy that the announcement was made after a  meeting between Minister Toews and Secretary Napolitano. Special thanks to Paula Hammond and the WSDOT rail staff who raised the issue with the Governor who in turn Read More ›

Cascadia statement on the continuation of second train to Vancouver

For Immediate Release 10/15/2010 Official Statement on the Second Train to Vancouver: Bruce Agnew, director, Cascadia Center for Regional Development “Cascadia Center supports the Canadian government’s decision to pay the border fee costs needed to keep a second Amtrak Cascades train running between Seattle and Vancouver. This represents an important victory for the region and for passenger rail. We congratulate Read More ›

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Discovery Institute Sues California Science Center for Suppressing Public Documents Showing Viewpoint Discrimination Against Intelligent Design

Los Angeles, CA — Discovery Institute has filed a lawsuit against the California Science Center (the “Center”) for unlawfully refusing to disclose public documents requested by Discovery Institute under the California Public Records Act. Discovery Institute filed the public documents request on October 9, 2009, following the Center’s October 6, 2009 cancellation of a contract with the American Freedom Alliance Read More ›

Cascadia Center director Bruce Agnew on decision to keep Eastside corridor in public domain

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- 1 p.m. PT Nov. 6, 2009 OFFICIAL STATEMENT Bruce Agnew, Director Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute CASCADIA CENTER DIRECTOR BRUCE AGNEW ON DECISION TO KEEP EASTSIDE CORRIDOR IN PUBLIC DOMAIN SEATTLE (Nov. 6, 2009) – The Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute is very pleased that in these tough economic times, the Port of Seattle has found partners Read More ›