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Cascadia Center Applauds Decision To Replace Viaduct With Tunnel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 p.m. PT Contact: Bruce Agnew (206-228-4011); Mike Wussow (206-292-0401 x158); or Matt Rosenberg (206-938-2082) CASCADIA CENTER APPLAUDS DECISION TO REPLACE VIADUCT WITH TUNNEL Transportation Center Says Governor, Mayor, County Executive Show Leadership, Vision SEATTLE (Jan. 13, 2009) – The Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute applauded the decision announced today to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The Read More ›

Feasibility Study’s Eastside Rail Dollar Projections Too High

SEATTLE, WASH. (Nov. 19, 2008) - When the Puget Sound Regional Council and Sound Transit present their draft feasibility findings for commuter rail cost and ridership estimates this morning in Seattle, they might have some persuading to do. The Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute, which has analyzed the Eastside’s BNSF corridor extensively, says the cost estimates in the draft Phase II Feasibility Report are much higher than necessary to make the corridor operational. See Cascadia's full release and interurban commuter rail comparison chart. Read More ›


-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- 10:00 a.m. PDT Contact: Mike Wussow Director of Public Affairs +1 (206) 292-0401 x158 direct CASCADIA CENTER TO DISCUSS EASTSIDE TRAILWAY CONCEPTS Regional Transportation Center to Address Snohomish City Council Seattle, Wash. (April 15, 2008)-This evening, the Cascadia Center for Regional Development will present its Eastside TRailway “rails and trails” concept to the Snohomish City Council. Cascadia Read More ›

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Darwin’s Black Box Celebrates New 10th Anniversary Edition

Seattle — Ten years ago, biochemist Michael Behe helped to launch the modern intelligent design movement. when he outlined the theory of irreducible complexity in his book Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, which dared to question the basic tenets of Darwinism.   Arguing that unintelligent accounts failed to explain the development of irreducibly complex systems such as blood clotting, the Read More ›

Dover Intelligent Design Decision Criticized as a Futile Attempt to Censor Science Education

SEATTLE — “The Dover decision is an attempt by an activist federal judge to stop the spread of a scientific idea and even to prevent criticism of Darwinian evolution through government-imposed censorship rather than open debate, and it won’t work,” said Dr. John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, the nation’s leading think tank Read More ›

Pennsylvania School District Considers Supplemental Textbook Supportive of Intelligent Design

By: StaffDiscovery InstituteOctober 6, 2004 In October, 2004, the Dover Area School District in Pennsylvania decided to make available as a supplementary textbook, “Of Pandas and People” which discusses the theory of intelligent design. According to the district superintendent, the text is not a required part of the curriculum but will be available to students or teachers who want to Read More ›

Ohio Academy of Sciences Criticized for Scare Tactics on Evolution

Ohio Academy of Sciences Criticized for Scare Tactics on Evolution SEATTLE, FEB. 24 — The leadership of the Ohio Academy of Sciences (OAS) was sharply criticized today by Discovery Institute for trying to censor Ohio’s new science curriculum on evolution through a campaign of fear and innuendo. “The OAS leadership’s scare campaign is more science fiction than science,” said Bruce Chapman, Read More ›

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Cobb County (Georgia) School Board Promotes Academic Freedom, Not Religion

Praising the adoption Thursday night of a policy encouraging the “discussion of disputed views” about evolution in Cobb County, Georgia schools, Discovery Institute President Bruce Chapman called the decision “a victory for academic freedom and good science education” and faulted critics of the policy for “trying to mischaracterize the controversy as a battle over religion.” “The policy adopted by the Read More ›