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What Drives the Center for Science & Culture? John West Explains

David Klinghoffer

Here is an excellent discussion by Center for Science & Culture associate director John West of what makes Discovery Institute’s CSC go. What drives us to pursue research and argument exploring the evidence for intelligent design? That question has fueled much dark speculation over the years, but the truth is pretty straightforward.

From the kernel planted in the form of a 1993 Wall Street Journal article by Stephen Meyer, to the founding of the CSC by Meyer and West in 1996, to the publication that year of Senior Fellow Michael Behe’s Darwin’s Black Box, down to today, we have pursued the truth about science. That is, science encumbered by a stale dogmatic commitment to 19th-century materialism. And we have defended the freedom of others to so as well.

The new documentary Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines looks back at some of that founding history and forward to the future. Get your copy of Revolutionary now. For insights on why it all matters, don’t forget to download the new 17-page study by Dr. West, Darwin’s Corrosive Idea.

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David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.