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The Solution to Fake News about Intelligent Design

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We’ve all seen this year how destructive fake news can be in politics. In science it’s just as bad. How many times have you heard claims like:

  • Science proves God doesn’t exist.
  • Science proves morality is a myth.
  • Science proves we are nothing but apes.

These kinds of false claims inflict devastating damage. They drive people to despair, especially young people.

If you are like me, you may sometimes feel utterly powerless in countering this kind of fake news. But I have good news: We aren’t powerless. There is a great way we can push back, giving hope to others in the process.

It’s called Evolution News and Science Today. You are reading it right now.

The Voice of Intelligent Design

Discovery Institute started this online news outlet back in 2004 to counter all the fake news in the debate over intelligent design. Since then, the audience for the English version has grown from a few thousand to more than 1.3 million users a year! Another 60,000 users read our Spanish-language edition, translated for us by a fearless college student in Central America.

Our readership gets unique reporting and analysis from an array of all-stars like biochemist Michael Behe, geneticist Michael Denton, philosopher Stephen Meyer, astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, biologists Jonathan Wells and Ann Gauger, paleontologist Günter Bechly, and many more.

We counter fake news news not by complaining, but by providing a positive alternative.

A Reader’s Testimony

Just a few days ago, a former atheist endorsed Evolution News as the “best place” to read about topics relating to science, design, Darwinism, and faith. Evolution News played a key role in this man’s rejection of the “scientific” atheism pushed by Darwinists like Richard Dawkins.

Wouldn’t you like to have an impact on thousands of more people like this man in the coming year? You can by becoming a sponsor of Evolution News for 2021.

Independent journalism costs money, and we don’t have deep pockets. We don’t hide our content behind a paywall because we want to influence as many people as possible.

As we are finding out in the rest of society, free speech doesn’t mean much if there is no platform where dissenting ideas can be heard.

If you and other readers donate just $100 a year to sponsor Evolution News, together we can provide hope to more than a million people in 2021.

Isn’t that something worth investing in?


To thank you for sponsoring Evolution News at any level, we will send you a 16-page preview of Mike Behe’s new book, A Mousetrap for Darwin: Michael J. Behe Answers His Critics.

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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