Discovery Institute Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Friday 03/18/2016, 2:47pm
The public relations firm that pushed the false “swift boat” smear on John Kerry in 2004 and has since taken up far-right causes from creationism to the Tea Party to recent attacks on Planned Parenthood has now gotten involved in the fight against confirming President Obama’s Supreme Court pick. A new website, ScotusBrief.org, which appears to be dedicated to pushing the messaging of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), was registered four days after the death of Antonin Scalia by Leif Noren, the founder and chairman of the Virginia-based CRC Public relations... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Monday 03/23/2015, 1:55pm
While John G. West of the Discovery Institute dedicated most of his time speaking at the Heritage Foundation today to attacking evolution and “totalitarian science,” he briefly discussed laws prohibiting sexual orientation conversation therapy for minors during the Q&A portion of the event. While leading associations in the medical community have roundly denounced ex-gay therapy as reliant on discredited science and dangerous to the people it is supposed to “help,” West claimed that it is actually the LGBT advocates who are harming young people by placing limits on... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Monday 03/23/2015, 1:10pm
The Heritage Foundation today hosted a speech by John G. West of the Discovery Institute, a group founded to promote Intelligent Design, undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools and raise the alarm about the purported persecution of people who do not believe in evolution. While promoting his book “Darwin Day in America,” West told the audience that proponents of evolution seek to “muzzle” and “silence” Intelligent Design supporters. West, who concedes that he is not a scientist, also lashed out at Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of the... MORE >
Jay Richards: Banning Gay Marriage Is Not Discriminatory Because 'I Don't Have The Right To Marry A Man Either'
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/12/2015, 10:26am
On Tuesday's episode of the "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee interviewed Jay Richards, a professor at the Catholic University of America and senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, about the Supreme Court's upcoming marriage equality case. Hagee asked Richards how Christians should discuss the issue of gay marriage so as not to be dismissed as close-minded and judgmental bigots who seek to deny civil rights to gay people, to which Richards replied that the issue is not about discrimination at all because there simply is no such thing as gay marriage. "The accusation is... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Thursday 02/12/2015, 1:11pm
Earlier this week a South Dakota state senate committee tabled a bill promoted by the “intelligent design” group Discovery Institute that identified "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, [and] human cloning" as scientifically controversial areas and, in the words of the National Center for Science Education, "would, in effect, have allowed public school teachers to miseducate their students about science — and would have prevented state and local educational authorities from intervening." Although the bill didn’t make... MORE >
Jay Richards claims Marriage Equality is Incompatible with 'Individual Rights' and 'Limited Government'
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 04/11/2012, 3:50pm
Intelligent Design activist Jay Richards of the Discovery Institute, who recently coauthored the book Indivisible with televangelist James Robison, appeared on Phyllis Schlafly’s radio program Eagle Forum Live this week where he argued that those who believe in individual rights and limited government should oppose the rights of gays and lesbians to marry. Richards maintained that stopping the legalization of same-sex marriage is needed to defend the rights of individuals, and argued that since marriage is “outside the jurisdiction of the state” same-sex couples cannot take... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 11/29/2011, 6:15pm
During a meeting with the editorial board of the Nashua Telegraph, Rick Santorum urged public schools to begin teaching claims that undermine evolution, no matter their scientific veracity. He blamed “the left and the scientific community, so to speak,” for the inability of schools to teach about the role of God or a Creator, and said that “maybe the science points to the fact that maybe science doesn’t explain all these things.” Such attacks on the teaching of evolution are nothing new from Santorum, who attached language in the Conference Report of the No Child... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 08/01/2011, 2:03pm
For the last year, Religious Right groups have been actively promoting the book "Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem" by Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Jay Richards. In it, Richards lays out the Biblical case for unfettered free market deregulation and claims that minimum wage laws, fare trade practices, and foreign aid are all unbiblical. Richards asserts that it was God who created the free market system and therefore every result of that free market system is "a stunning example of God's providence over a fallen world,"... MORE >
Chuck Norris Gets Behind The Chemtrails Conspiracy Theory
4/25/16 @ 12:05pm
Anti-LGBT Activists 'Testing' Target By Sending Men Into Women's Rooms
5/2/16 @ 10:53am
Louie Gohmert: 'The Hippies And The Troublemakers' Are Taking Over
4/20/16 @ 10:39am
Pat Boone: God Will Punish Saturday Night Live For 'Taking Satan's Side'
4/20/16 @ 11:00am
Utah GOPer Says Access To Pornography Violates His 'Right To Not View It'
4/21/16 @ 3:05pm