The Center for Science and Culture, which becomes the intellectual hub of the intelligent design movement, is launched by the non-profit Discovery Institute at a conference at Seattle Pacific University.
Free Press publishes Darwin’s Black Box by Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Michael Behe, and the book is reviewed by the New York Times, Nature, and many other publications.
The New York Times publishes “Darwin Under the Microscope” by Michael Behe.
Michael Behe, “Darwin Under the Microscope“
Cambridge University Press publishes The Design Inference by William Dembski.
Free Press publishes Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe by Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Michael Denton. “This book… does for biological science what the previous physics-based discussions concerning the anthropic principle and questions of design had done for cosmology. Fascinating and important.”—Physicist John Polkinghorne
William Dembski uses intelligent design to predict that so-called “junk DNA” may be functional. “Consider the term ‘junk DNA’… on an evolutionary view we expect a lot of useless DNA. If, on the other hand, organisms are designed, we expect DNA, as much as possible, to exhibit function.” William Dembski, “Science and Design,” First Things
William Dembski, “Science and Design“
Icons of Evolution by Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Wells is published, leading to corrections in many biology textbooks.
Jonathan Wells, Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution is Wrong
Discovery Institute takes out a full-page ad in The New York Review of Books announcing 100 doctoral scientists who dissent from Neo-Darwinism. The list later grows to more than 900 scientists.
Congress attaches report language to the No Child Left Behind Act encouraging the coverage of diverse scientific views on evolution: “Where topics are taught that may generate controversy (such as biological evolution), the curriculum should help students to understand the full range of scientific views that exist, why such topics may generate controversy, and how scientific discoveries can profoundly affect society.
ColdWater Media releases a documentary based on biologist Jonathan Wells’ book Icons of Evolution. The documentary is broadcast on local television stations and is eventually released on DVD.
Jonathan Wells, “Survival of the Fakest”