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Strangling Deregulation

Before the Federal Communications CommissionWashington, D.C. 20554 In the Matter of Petition To Establish ProceduralRequirements To Govern Proceedings forForbearance Under Section 10 of theCommunications Act of 1934, as Amended   ))))) WC Docket No. 07-267 COMMENTS OF HANCE HANEYDIRECTOR & SENIOR FELLOW – TECHNOLOGY & DEMOCRACY PROJECTDISCOVERY INSTITUTE The Petition filed by Covad Communications Group, NuVox Communications, XO Communications, LLC, Cavalier Read More ›

Sternberg, Smithsonian, Meyer, And The Paper That Started It All

In August of 2004, news agencies began reporting on the controversy surrounding the publication of an article arguing for the theory of intelligent design in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Then editor, Dr. Richard Sternberg, came under intense scrutiny and even persecution for publishing the article, written by Discovery senior fellow Dr. Stephen Meyer. The Read More ›

Office of Special Counsel Concludes Smithsonian Created a “Hostile Work Environment” In Effort to Oust Biologist Skeptical of Darwinism

Seattle, Aug. 19 – In a letter to Smithsonian biologist Dr. Richard Sternberg, the United States Office of Special Counsel writes: “it is… clear that a hostile work environment was created with the ultimate goal of forcing you out of the [Smithsonian Institution].” Dr. Sternberg, who holds two PhDs in evolutionary biology, was persecuted by Smithsonian colleagues for allowing the publication Read More ›

fossil trilobite imprint in the sediment
fossil trilobite imprint in the sediment

The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories

On August 4th, 2004 an extensive review essay by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture appeared in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (volume 117, no. 2, pp. 213-239). The Proceedings is a peer-reviewed biology journal published at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Dr. Meyer argues that no current materialistic theory of evolution can account for the origin of the information necessary to build novel animal forms. He proposes intelligent design as an alternative explanation for the origin of biological information and the higher taxa. Read More ›