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Self Description

May 2003: "Discovery Institute's mission is to make a positive vision of the future practical. The Institute discovers and promotes ideas in the common sense tradition of representative government, the free market and individual liberty....Fellows, members, board, advisors and staff of Discovery constitute a distributive public policy community, connected through cyberspace, with headquarters in Seattle and an office in Washington, D.C....Financially, the institute is a non-profit educational foundation funded by philanthropic foundation grants, corporate and individual contributions and the dues of Institute members."

Third-Party Descriptions


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Representative to (past or present) Dr. Michael J. Behe Ph.D. Person Dec 21, 2005
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Dr. Philip Gold Person
Organization Executive (past or present) John West Person Dec 21, 2005

Articles and Resources

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Jun 04, 2008 Opponents of Evolution Are Adopting New Strategy

QUOTE: Now a battle looms in Texas over science textbooks that teach evolution, and the wrestle for control seizes on three words. None of them are “creationism” or “intelligent design” or even “creator.” The words are “strengths and weaknesses.”

New York Times
Aug 15, 2006 Essay: How to Make Sure Children Are Scientifically Illiterate

QUOTE: The people determining the curriculum of our children in many states remain scientifically illiterate. And Kansas is a good case in point...We must hold our elected school officials to certain basic standards of knowledge about the world.

New York Times
Dec 21, 2005 Judge Rules Against 'Intelligent Design': Dover, Pa., District Can't Teach Evolution Alternative

QUOTE: A federal judge barred a Pennsylvania school district yesterday from mentioning "intelligent design" as an alternative to evolutionary theory in a scathing opinion that criticized local school board members for lying under oath and for their "breathtaking inanity" in trying to inject religion into science classes.

Washington Post
Sep 26, 2005 A Web of Faith, Law and Science in Evolution Suit

QUOTE: ...the Dover case, which begins Monday in Federal District Court in Harrisburg, is the first direct challenge to a school district that has tried to mandate the teaching of intelligent design.

New York Times
May 05, 2005 Teachers, Scientists Vow to Fight Challenge to Evolution: Creationists Seek Curriculum Change; Kan. Education Hearings Open Today

QUOTE: Alarmed by proposals to change how evolution is taught, scientists and teachers are mobilizing to fight back, asserting that educational standards are being threatened...

Washington Post
Jul 01, 2001 'Jihadistan'


QUOTE: Religious fanaticism.... when it merges with economic and cultural despair....the world's first "virtual nation," perhaps best called "Jihadistan." They recognize no borders save those of the Umma, the Islamic world...

Washington Law & Politics