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Apr 14, 2017, 10:54 ET Scientists and Scholars Team Up to Set Straight the March For Science

The March For Science, slated for April 22, aka Earth Day, was supposedly conceived as a way to save science from its legions of alleged attackers....


Apr 13, 2017, 17:04 ET What do you get when the soul of science dies?

"Science is a noble enterprise that is being corrupted by an addiction to money and a tendency to tell stories that go far beyond the evidence,"...


Feb 20, 2017, 06:00 ET South Dakota Scientist Applauds Academic Freedom Legislation As Means To Foster Critical Thinking

This year, South Dakota has an opportunity to encourage more scientific inquiry in the classroom, according to Discovery Institute. The legislature...


Feb 15, 2017, 20:33 ET Discovery Institute Says National Activists Spreading False Facts About South Dakota Science Education Bill SB 55

Dogmatic national activists are trying to derail proposed science education language in South Dakota aimed at supporting critical thinking by...


Nov 14, 2016, 12:55 ET Evolution Makes God "Less Likely" According to New Survey of Americans Who Have Lost Their Faith

According to a new survey released today by the non-partisan Discovery Institute, nearly 7 in 10 atheists and more than 4 in 10 agnostics in...


Jun 15, 2016, 10:40 ET Internet Investment and Innovation Threatened By Appellate Courts' Net Neutrality Ruling

 "Allowing the FCC to rule the Internet like a public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act will do nothing but produce a...


Feb 01, 2016, 11:25 ET In Time for Darwin's Birthday, New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Teaching Students the Evidence For and Against Darwin's Theory

Just in time for Charles Darwin's birthday on February 12, a new nationwide survey reveals that 81% of American adults believe that "when teaching...


Jan 26, 2016, 09:51 ET Geneticist Michael Denton Presents a Fresh and Powerful Challenge to Darwinism

 Today Discovery Institute Press releases Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis, biologist Michael Denton's powerful sequel to his groundbreaking...


Jan 25, 2016, 06:05 ET New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose United Methodist Decision to Ban Intelligent Design Group

According to a new poll released today by Discovery Institute, a super-majority of Americans oppose the decision of United Methodist Church (UMC)...


Jan 18, 2016, 06:15 ET United Methodist Church Under Fire for Banning Intelligent Design Group, says Discovery Institute

 The slogan of the United Methodist Church (UMC) is "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." But, according to Discovery Institute, UMC officials...


Sep 09, 2015, 17:24 ET Former Seattle School Board President Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Charter Schools "Unconscionable"

Charter schools and school choice are on the edge of extinction nationwide thanks to Washington State's Supreme Court's ruling outlawing charter...


Oct 20, 2014, 15:41 ET Fundamentally changing our public education system to make it work for every school and every student

 After decades of testing hundreds of public school reforms and spending trillions of dollars: - We have 7000 students a day dropping...


May 15, 2014, 17:17 ET A Stunning New Illustration of Intelligent Design: Video Reveals Fantastically Sophisticated Molecular Machines in Cells

Known for its advocacy of intelligent design, Discovery Institute has released The Workhorse of the Cell: Kinesin, a dramatic new three-minute...


Feb 18, 2014, 08:00 ET "Science and Faith: Are They Really in Conflict?"

Has science disproved God? Or do new scientific discoveries actually provide compelling support for faith? Three noted Christian writers will...


Feb 12, 2014, 17:55 ET On Darwin's Birthday Big Fossil Find Deepens His Dilemma, says New York Times Bestselling Author of Darwin's Doubt

A spectacular new discovery of Cambrian animal fossils has intensified a source of doubt that troubled Darwin about his theory, according to...


Feb 11, 2014, 08:00 ET New Film, The War on Humans, Explores the Growing Call for Granting Human Rights and Legal "Personhood" to Plants and Animals

 Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and peas have constitutional rights? The War on Humans, a provocative 31-minute documentary from Discovery...


Feb 03, 2014, 16:01 ET Democratic House Members Attempt To Settle Scientific Debates and Establish Holiday for Charles Darwin

Three House Democrats have attempted to settle the on-going scientific debates about Darwinian evolution and global warming by Congressional fiat,...


Nov 19, 2013, 11:59 ET Texas Set to Adopt Textbooks that Disregard State Science Standards Requiring Critical Evaluation of Evolutionary Theory, according to Discovery Institute

The Texas State Board of Education looks set to approve science textbooks this week that fail to comply with state science standards requiring...


Sep 10, 2013, 09:00 ET Intelligent Design Group Demands that Ball State University Investigate Class for Teaching that "Science Must Destroy Religion"

Discovery Institute, the nation's leading intelligent design think tank, is demanding that Indiana's Ball State University (BSU) investigate one of...


Aug 01, 2013, 17:55 ET National Book Party for New York Times Best Selling Author of Darwin's Doubt at Seattle Art Museum Aug. 10th

Making a compelling case for intelligent design landed Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design by...


Jul 31, 2013, 19:23 ET Ball State University President Imposes Gag Order on Scientists Supportive of Intelligent Design

In a blatant attack on academic freedom and the unfettered consideration of scientific viewpoints, the president of Ball State University (BSU) in...


Jul 02, 2013, 14:43 ET More than 7,000 Petition Ball State University to Protect Academic Freedom of Professor Eric Hedin

Discovery Institute has delivered a petition to Ball State University (BSU) from more than 7,000 people, including more than 1,200 residents of...


Sep 18, 2012, 11:49 ET Newly Discovered Notes Reveal C.S. Lewis's Early Doubts about Darwin

 Famed Christian writer C.S. Lewis has often been regarded as either uninterested in the modern evolution debate or generally supportive of...


Sep 14, 2012, 13:09 ET Are Science and Religion Incompatible in the 21st Century?

St. Louis Conference Seeks to Bridge the Divide  Headlines scream "Science is my savior" and "Forget faith only science can save us...


May 09, 2012, 20:43 ET Petition launched in support of Darwin-doubting doctor and to stop academic bullying at Emory University

 In an egregious example of academic bullying, renowned neurosurgeon and director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital Dr. Ben...