Last updated on: 6/16/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Discovery Institute Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Why does the ACLU selectively challenge only textbooks that favorably discuss intelligent design yet never file lawsuits that bash what they consider to be a religious viewpoint? Their hypocrisy reveals their true intention: not to protect religious rights, but to censor evidence that challenges evolution.”

“The Truth About Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture ” Discovery Institute website, Feb. 3, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The institute is a non-profit educational foundation funded by philanthropic foundation grants, corporate and individual contributions and the dues of Institute members.”

“About Discovery,” www.discovery.org (accessed Oct. 19, 2007)

Mission:

“Discovery Institute’s mission is to make a positive vision of the future practical. The Institute discovers and promotes ideas in the common sense tradition of representative government, the free market and individual liberty. Our mission is promoted through books, reports, legislative testimony, articles, public conferences and debates, plus media coverage and the Institute’s own publications and Internet website.”

“About Discovery,” www.discovery.org (accessed Oct. 19, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) Nonprofit
Quoted in:
  1. Should Intelligent Design Be Taught as Science in Public Schools?