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Science and Culture Network Announces New Chapter in Colorado


We are excited to announce a new Science and Culture Network chapter, in Colorado. Following the launch of our first chapter, in Houston, this will be the second regional group dedicated to supporting the work of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, with its mission to advance the understanding that life and the universe are the result of intelligent design.

This mission, as you can imagine, requires enormous effort. So we are grateful for the dedication of our affiliates in the Houston and Colorado areas.

The Colorado chapter is a diverse and committed group of engineers, medical doctors, philosophers, teachers, cabinet makers, and other professionals. They share a belief that “scientific progress is impeded and culture is degraded when the scope of scientific research and debate is artificially limited by excluding the mounting evidence for design in our universe and in life itself, design that cannot be explained by undirected processes.” 

They will be sponsoring events and discussions that bring experts on intelligent design to Colorado. They will also be advocating for academic freedom and free speech, and providing other opportunities for networking and collaboration.

On Thursday, October 26, the chapter will hold its first public event: at Colorado Christian University with a keynote address by Dr. Douglas Axe, molecular biologist and director of Biologic Institute. Axe completed his PhD at Caltech, and postdoctoral and research positions at the University of Cambridge and affiliated research centers. His current research focuses on the evolution of protein structure and function, using unprecedented techniques that have been published in the Journal of Molecular Biology and elsewhere.

Axe’s address will present the message of his recent book, Undeniable, which argues that the key to understanding our origin lies in the “design intuition” — the innate belief shared by all humans that tasks we would need knowledge to accomplish can only be accomplished by someone who has that knowledge.

In other words, the fact that the world appears to be designed is a testament to the truth that it is, in fact, designed. Our intuition is often grounded in logic more than we know. To learn more about this free event, or to register, see here.

If you are interested in supporting the Science and Culture Network chapter in Colorado, make sure to subscribe to their e-newsletter updates, donate to special projects (including the upcoming launch event with Douglas Axe), or learn more on their webpage, here.

Photo: Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado, by Lorie Shaull [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.