Dr. Meyer reviews here some highlights of the past year at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, thanking our supporters for your crucial contributions to advancing the scientific argument for intelligent design.
Steve, the CSC’s director and bestselling author of Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell, is too modest to note the role of his own vision, and that of our Discovery leadership — including Founder and Chairman of the Board Bruce Chapman, President Steve Buri, and Vice President John West — in steering the course of the now fully international debate about biological and cosmic origins.
If you haven’t done so yet, please take a moment to consider the importance of that vision for our culture, and then, if you can, add your own resources to the fight.
Because, yes, reaching the world, against the combined will of Darwinist censors, scolds, and propagandists, is indeed a fight. In 2017, thanks to you we enjoyed unprecedented success in extending our message. We’ve done so through numerous books, chapters, and articles, major research projects, and graduate degree scholarships, through online and in-person education and outreach. We have seen very direct successes for academic freedom in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Indiana. The launch of a high-profile new research center in Brazil, Discovery Institute-Mackenzie, was a huge step forward.
Reporting on all of this daily, thereby advancing all of this work, is the mission statement of Evolution News in a nutshell. And what a stable of writers we are blessed with! Allow me to briefly pay tribute to them, a partial list. Our contributing scientists and scholars include Stephen Meyer, Ann Gauger, Jonathan Wells, Douglas Axe, Günter Bechly, Paul Nelson, John West, Michael Behe, Brian Miller, Michael Egnor, Cornelius Hunter, Granville Sewell, Michael Denton, Jonathan Witt, and other leading figures in the intelligent design movement.
As this publication’s editor, I am grateful to all for their superb and important work. CSC Communications Director Rob Crowther joins me in extending thanks to them and to our excellent reporting, writing, analysis, and editing staff, including Wesley Smith, Denyse O’Leary, Sarah Chaffee, Rachel Adams, and Daniel Reeves. You know their bylines. A crucial point: For reasons of prudence or self-protection, not all of our writers are able to use a byline. You will, though, be familiar with their outstandingly lucid articles under the general staff heading, Evolution News. While we can’t name you, you are vital to our enterprise.
I am not even going to try to detail the invaluable assistance of all our other Discovery Institute colleagues who labor behind the scenes, making it all run right. But thank you!
If you appreciate Evolution News, again, help us go from strength to strength. Review the upcoming programs of the Center for Science & Culture for 2018, with the launch of Great Minds with Michael Medved, the release of Human Zoos, a new book by Michael Denton, the Summer Seminar, which this year hosted 53 students from 13 countries, plus — a new Spanish-language edition of Evolution News!
I wish our loyal readers a merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years. We are terribly grateful for your past generosity, and humbly ask that you renew and increase your commitment now. Thank you very much in advance!