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Here Is Something Scarier Than a Halloween Mask


The hit YouTube series Science Uprising features a host wearing a creepy mask fit for Halloween. The mask is undeniably a bit scary. But here’s something scarier: The dehumanizing worldview of materialism the mask represents. 

Falsely claiming support from science, materialism depicts humans as little more than animals. It denies that humans have free will. It denies the possibility of God or the immaterial. And its supporters often punish those who dissent, forcing them to hide their real views behind a mask so they won’t be censored, blacklisted, or discriminated against. 

Even more frightening is the grim reality that many young people today never have the opportunity to hear a reasoned response to materialism.

Fast-Paced, Top-Notch Production

Science Uprising was designed to address that problem. Produced by the non-profit Discovery Institute, the series takes on materialist claims about the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the reality of our minds. The series features fast-pacing and top-notch production values. It was created by a team of young professionals in the broadcast and cable television industry. 

Science Uprising has been wildly popular, attracting more than 1.2 million views thus far on YouTube and Facebook. 

Will you help us reach millions more? We’d like to extend the impact of Science Uprising by producing a second season to debut in fall 2020. But the writing, production, and promotion of each episode costs between $25,000 and $50,000. We need to raise these funds before we can go into production. You can become one of our producers for the second season by providing financial support at

“I Will Be Quiet No Longer”

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received from viewers of the first season:

  • “These are FIRE! Thanks for making them.”
  • “This video got me so pumped… It’s like a trailer for a movie almost.”
  • “I love these videos.”
  • “More of these please.” 
  • “I will be quiet no longer.”
  • “Hope my college profs are watching!”
  • “This is the best video I have ever ever ever found on this matter. This summarizes all the debates, conferences, etc. in 7:14 minutes… I can share this with anyone and they will be able to understand this!!!!”

It isn’t often you have the opportunity to influence millions. This is one of those special times. If you are concerned about the stranglehold of materialism on our culture, and want become part of the solution, join with us to produce a second season of Science Uprising. Donate now! We can’t start production on the second season without your help.

John G. West

Senior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute
Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.



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