Ideas can enslave people, and ideas can make people free. Ideas can close our minds to the obvious, or open our eyes to vistas previously unimagined. Ideas shape our world, and my life is devoted to exploring the power of ideas in our politics, our culture, and our daily lives.
Previously a college professor, I am currently Vice President of Discovery Institute and Managing Director of its Center for Science and Culture, which I co-founded with philosopher of science Stephen Meyer back in 1996. I am an author, filmmaker, and cultural commentator.
My eclectic interests include the impact of science and scientism on culture; the importance of free speech and religious liberty; the role of faith in a free society; the films of Walt Disney; and the writings of C.S. Lewis. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to explore my website.
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Darwin Day in America
Darwin Day in America tells the disturbing story of scientific expertise run amuck, exposing how an ideological interpretation of Darwinian biology and reductionist science have been used to degrade American culture and fuel a relentless march from democracy to technocracy in criminal justice, welfare, business, education, and bioethics. Originally published in 2007, the book was re-released in an expanded paperback edition in 2015 featuring a new chapter on “Scientism in the Age of Obama — and Beyond.”