Discovery Institute Has Put Over $4 Million Towards Scientific and Academic Research into Evolution and Intelligent Design in the Past Decade

05 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET from Discovery Institute

    SEATTLE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Institute launched the Center
 for Science and Culture in 1996, recognizing the need for an institutional
 home for the emerging scientific theory of intelligent design. Even though
 the nascent theory of intelligent design was already being discussed by
 individual scientists around the world, it was not until the Center for
 Science and Culture was established that scientists were given the
 resources to research what has become the most exciting scientific story
 since the Big Bang.
     The Center provides funding and support for scientists and scholars
 whose research challenges various aspects of neo-Darwinian theory and
 develops the scientific theory known as intelligent design. Saturday,
 October 21st, the Institute will host a ten year anniversary dinner to
 honor the achievements of the Center for Science & Culture, along with its
 Fellows and staff.
     "In 1996, it was almost impossible to receive funding to do scientific
 research related to intelligent design," says Bruce Chapman, President of
 Discovery Institute. "And, in addition to a lack of funding and resources,
 it was clear that scientists working on intelligent design were facing more
 and more persecution and harassment, making it difficult for them to
 conduct research."
     "So we started the Center, and now, just ten years later, we've put
 over $4 million directly into scientific and scholarly research on
 intelligent design and evolution."
     In the last ten years the CSC has:
 
     -- Supported research and writing by more than 50 scientists and scholars
        in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
     -- Supported scientists and philosophers of science working on specific
        journal articles, monographs, and books in such areas as biology,
        biochemistry, cosmology, physics, probability theory, philosophy of
        mind, and philosophy of science.
     -- Financially supported a number of scientific and academic conferences,
        including the International Symposium on the Origins of Animal Body
        Plans in Chengjiang, China, the Nature of Nature conference at Baylor
        University, and intelligent design conference at Yale University.
     The dinner is open to the public, and the cost to attend is $100 per
 person. Anyone interested in attending can register online at the Discovery
 Institute website at www.discovery.org . For more information, contact
 event coordinator Annelise Davis at 206-292-0401 x153.
 
 

SOURCE Discovery Institute
    SEATTLE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Institute launched the Center
 for Science and Culture in 1996, recognizing the need for an institutional
 home for the emerging scientific theory of intelligent design. Even though
 the nascent theory of intelligent design was already being discussed by
 individual scientists around the world, it was not until the Center for
 Science and Culture was established that scientists were given the
 resources to research what has become the most exciting scientific story
 since the Big Bang.
     The Center provides funding and support for scientists and scholars
 whose research challenges various aspects of neo-Darwinian theory and
 develops the scientific theory known as intelligent design. Saturday,
 October 21st, the Institute will host a ten year anniversary dinner to
 honor the achievements of the Center for Science & Culture, along with its
 Fellows and staff.
     "In 1996, it was almost impossible to receive funding to do scientific
 research related to intelligent design," says Bruce Chapman, President of
 Discovery Institute. "And, in addition to a lack of funding and resources,
 it was clear that scientists working on intelligent design were facing more
 and more persecution and harassment, making it difficult for them to
 conduct research."
     "So we started the Center, and now, just ten years later, we've put
 over $4 million directly into scientific and scholarly research on
 intelligent design and evolution."
     In the last ten years the CSC has:
 
     -- Supported research and writing by more than 50 scientists and scholars
        in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
     -- Supported scientists and philosophers of science working on specific
        journal articles, monographs, and books in such areas as biology,
        biochemistry, cosmology, physics, probability theory, philosophy of
        mind, and philosophy of science.
     -- Financially supported a number of scientific and academic conferences,
        including the International Symposium on the Origins of Animal Body
        Plans in Chengjiang, China, the Nature of Nature conference at Baylor
        University, and intelligent design conference at Yale University.
     The dinner is open to the public, and the cost to attend is $100 per
 person. Anyone interested in attending can register online at the Discovery
 Institute website at www.discovery.org . For more information, contact
 event coordinator Annelise Davis at 206-292-0401 x153.
 
 SOURCE Discovery Institute