The above is a clip concerning an Illustra movie, "Darwin's Dilemma"
"Illustra Media produces video documentaries that examine the scientific case for intelligent design. Working with Discovery Institute and an international team of scientists and scholars (including Michael Behe, Guillermo Gonzalez, Stephen Meyer, and Lee Strobel), Illustra has helped define both the scientific case for design and the limitations of materialistic processes like Darwinian evolution. These documentaries include Unlocking the Mystery of Life, The Privileged Planet and Darwin’s Dilemma."
This organization is a not-for-profit agency seeking to present information to the public and dependent entirely on sales and donations to exist. It is a proactive organization dedicated to dissemination of information.
It seems to me better to be involved with and to promote an organization that seeks to share information rather than to be associated with one that is trying to stifle it. Duh squared, right? The only reason there is an NCSE is simply because Darwinism cannot stand on evidence without being propped up by propaganda. No one needs to set up an organization to defend the laws of gravity, for instance. There is no organization formed to fight against challenges to laws of magnetism or electricity or the definition of a triangle. Good science can stand on its own two feet. It doesn't require organizations designed to shield it from scrutiny.
Christianity is proactive rather than defensive. Christians are on the march against evil. The Bible says that the gates of hell will not stand against us. Gates are part of a defense of a city or compound to keep those outside from getting in and taking over. Christianity is intent upon breeching the defenses of the minds and hearts of individual people. It is individuals, not governments, who are targeted by God. Understand that this blog is a proactive worldview blog intent upon disseminating information that will lead unbelievers to believe and to prop up the shaky faith of the uncertain. It is intent upon publishing truth by publishing the findings of science and the best writing of modern philosophers and writers as well as Biblical truths and supporting those truths with Bible quotes.
Articles by Stephen C. Meyer
Stephen C. Meyer is director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and a founder both of the intelligent design movement and of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, intelligent design’s primary intellectual and scientific headquarters. Dr. Meyer is a Cambridge University-trained philosopher of science, the author of peer-reviewed publications in technical, scientific, philosophical and other books and journals. His signal contribution to ID theory is given most fully in Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, published by HarperOne in June 2009. For more on the book, and more about Dr. Meyer's views on intelligent design visit his website at www.signatureinthecell.com.
Meyer earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology.
Dr. Meyer has recently co-written or edited two books: Darwinism, Design, and Public Education with Michigan State University Press and Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius 2000).
He has also authored numerous technical articles as well as editorials in magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, First Things and National Review.
Discovery Institute main site
Uncommon Descent website!
Signature in the cell you tube website!
Romans 10:9-13 (New International Version, ©2011)
To summarize the work of the Discovery Institute, you need to understand that they are an organization focused strictly on evidence and not philosophy nor religious concerns. They have discovered overwhelming evidence for design within the cell because of the information contained within and the manifold sophisticated systems and also the as-yet not fully understood process of reproduction and many other cellular functions as well. Science is still learning about organisms and frankly science is still learning from organisms. You will not find commenters providing you with much actual evidence for macroevolution because they do not have it to give. I am thankful for the existence of the Discovery Institute because they are continually publishing papers and other media that are all about the evidence, no just-so stories included.