Today is Darwin’s Day, the birthday of the venerated Charles Darwin, whose theory is a fact beyond question. Right? The journal Nature assures its readers, “Scientists can treat evolution by natural selection as, in effect, an established fact.” Or as philosopher Michael Ruse wonderfully put it, “Evolution is a fact, fact, FACT!” The insistence on this point encourages a certain Read More ›
The period from 500 to 1500 is often dismissed as an intellectually barren time, but in his new book, science historian Michael Keas sets the record straight. Historian of science, Michael Keas, tackles this and other science and religion myths in his new book, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion (2019, ISI Books).Read More ›
What is the degree of approximation of a brain to a computer? What can mathematics tell us about A.I. and creativity? Are there things in existence that are unknowable? Join us as we discuss these related questions. Our conversation will begin with a talk by Robert J. Marks II. He is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Read More ›
Critics of intelligent design think they’re clever when they draw comparisons between ID and belief in a flat Earth. Professor Jerry Coyne, for one, says that HarperCollins, publisher of Michael Behe’s forthcoming book, Darwin Devolves, “should be ashamed at [sic] itself for publishing the biology equivalent of flat-Earthism.” Professor Nathan Lents has ventilated a similar view.Read More ›
Discovery Institute Research Fellow Chris Rufo appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program last week to discuss a new problem emerging from the homelessness crisis in several of America’s biggest cities, including Seattle. “Survival Crime” theory posits that certain vulnerable groups of people, such as the homeless, should be exempt from laws against public camping, drug consumption, and even theft Read More ›
To be a conservative, says Yale polymath David Gelernter, is to “give due credit to the ideas that created the civilization we live within.” A simple and beautiful summary. In a new podcast episode of Great Mind with Michael Medved, Dr. Gelernter talks with our host Mr. Medved about the shocking irresponsibility in the failure to introduce young people to the Read More ›
Dr. Meyer directs the Center for Science & Culture and is a chief proponent of the theory of intelligent design. He described some of the expected highlights of 2019. Those include books by Michael Behe, Michael Keas, and the Discovery Institute Insiders Tour of Israel with Meyer, joined by Michael Medved, George Gilder, and Titus Kennedy.
People look to the government to prevent future financial crises and too many trust that politicians and economic experts can create policies to protect us and our 401(k) plans. We shouldn’t rely on them. These experts are smart, mostly well-intentioned people but they can’t prevent the next crisis. No one can. Why is that? And why is a future crisis Read More ›
Life After Google author George Gilder explains the role of creativity in capitalism as he shares economic insight on Life, Liberty & Levin. Learning, he says, is the heart of capitalism. Whereas capitalism is about creativity, socialism is about planning and rests on the assumption that we already know everything we need to know in order to plan our future.