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Ever Thought You Could Change Someone’s Mind?

John G. West
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Iain was a diehard atheist from the United Kingdom. “I absolutely knew that I would never believe in a creator. It was inconceivable to me,” he recalls.

The orca whale (“breathtaking”) sometimes gave Iain pause about his atheism. But it wasn’t enough to change his mind.

Then he encountered Stephen Meyer and other proponents of intelligent design. Their work convinced him he “was horribly wrong,” opening his mind to a new reality: “I see the natural world now through completely different eyes. I see that this experience I am living is no accident.”

Your support of Discovery Institute’s videos, books, and educational outreach programs made this transformation possible. 

“He Never Imagined”

Today, Iain shares resources from Discovery Institute with his friends, hoping to persuade them about the truth of intelligent design. Just last month, he shared some of our materials with a colleague at work. The colleague responded that “he never imagined…I could have presented anything that would dent his belief in evolution, but …he was wrong.”

You can make more stories like Iain’s possible through your generous support.

When Steve Meyer and I founded Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture 25 years ago, we couldn’t have predicted the worldwide impact. But through partnership with people like you, we are reaching millions of people a year through science research, book publishing, education programs, YouTube channels, and online platforms like Evolution News.

Our Plans for 2022

As we move into 2022, we have plans to focus on humanity’s incredible uniqueness through books — one by geneticist Michael Dentonand another by engineer Steve Laufmann and medical doctor Howard Glicksman. Historian Richard Weikart will publish an exposé of what happens when humans are regarded as mere animals.

Our plans are ambitious and far reaching, but we can’t make them a reality without your support.

There are more people out there like Iain who need to be exposed to the truth of intelligent design and human uniqueness. Will you join us to make a difference together in 2022?

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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