Illustra Media releases the pro-ID documentary Unlocking the Mystery of Life. The film is broadcast on PBS stations around the United States and is eventually translated into twenty languages.
Michigan State University Press publishes the peer-reviewed anthology Darwinism, Design, and Public Education edited by Center for Science and Culture Director Stephen Meyer and John Angus Campbell.
Stephen Meyer and John Angus Campbell, Darwinism, Design, and Public Education
The Privileged Planet by Discovery Institute Senior Fellows Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards is published. “A book of magnificent sweep and daring…Gonzalez and Richards have flung down the gauntlet. Let the debate begin; it is a question that involves us all.”—Simon Conway Morris, Professor of Evolutionary Paleobiology, University of Cambridge; “Thoughtful, delightfully contrarian book… [there is] much to ponder in this carefully documented analysis.”—Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards, The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery
Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards, “The Skeptical Rejoinder: Objections to Our Arguments from The Privileged Planet”
Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards, “A Response to Some Objections by Kyler Kuehn to The Privileged Planet”
Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards, “Was Starlight Deflection Important for the Acceptance of General Relativity? A Response to Critics”
Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards, “Paleomagnetism and The Privileged Planet“
The Journal of Molecular Biology publishes its second peer-reviewed article by molecular biologist Douglas Axe that raises questions about the adequacy of Neo-Darwinism.
Douglas Axe, “Estimating the Prevalence of Protein Sequences Adopting Functional Enzyme Folds” (subscription)
Douglas Axe, “Correcting Four Misconceptions About My 2004 Article in JMB”
Ann Gauger, “Protein Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed”
Cambridge University press publishes the anthology Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA, edited by William Dembski and Darwinian philosopher Michael Ruse.
Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and California State University historian Richard Weikart publishes From Darwin to Hitler, which documented the impact of Social Darwinism in the years leading up to World War I. “Richard Weikart’s outstanding book shows in sober and convincing detail how Darwinist thinkers in Germany had developed an amoral attitude to human society by the time of the First World War.”—Richard Evans, Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge.
Minnesota adopts science standards encouraging a critical examination of evolution.
The persecution of Darwin-dissenting biologist Richard Sternberg at the Smithsonian attracts coverage from the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, NPR, and Fox News.
Read the background, “Sternberg, Meyer, and the Paper that Started It All”
Robert Crowther, “Washington Times Reports on Richard Sternberg’s Complaint”
Robert Crowther, “Setting the Record Straight on Sternberg”
David Klinghoffer, “The Branding of a Heretic: Are Religious Scientists Unwelcome at the Smithsonian?”
Richard Sternberg, “How My Views on Evolution Evolved“
The Privileged Planet documentary receives its national premiere at the Smithsonian as well as airings on PBS stations across the United States.
Explore our Privileged Planet.
Founding of Biologic Institute. Led by molecular biologist Douglas Axe and funded by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, Biologic Institute is devoted to experimentally testing the competing claims of Darwinian theory and intelligent design.