Discovery Institute offices in Seattle – second floor
One of the common criticisms of Intelligent Design, and in particular, the Discovery Institute in Seattle WA is that it is a “well funded” religious organization funded by wealthy anti-science right wingers.
Take a look at the following:
From Genesis To Dominion
Fat-Cat Theocrat Funds Creationism Crusade
[dlj] Definitions of dominion: 1.dominance or power through legal authority
by Steve Benen
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
from: Church & State, July/August 2000
Anti-evolution crusader Phillip Johnson, dedicated his 1997 book, Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds, to “Roberta and Howard, who understood ‘the wedge’ because they love the Truth.”
The mysterious reference is apparently a note of thanks to Howard F. Ahmanson Jr. and his wife Roberta, a wealthy and secretive Orange County, Calif., couple who have generously funded the anti-evolution movement and other right-wing causes that advance their fundamentalist Christian outlook.
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According to Reason magazine, promotional materials from the Seattle-based Discovery Institute acknowledge that the Ahmanson family donated $1.5 million to the Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture
On the other hand:
And that is only one of many grants from the federal government – tax payer funds, and in this day and age much of it borrowed money I suppose.
The irony is that many of these universities are studying biology and biological systems as if they were designed, and are discovering the designs of these systems. But they don’t dare hint they are engaged in Intelligent Design.
Click https://youtu.be/kOeJwQ0OXc4 to take a look at one of these intelligent machines.
Don Johnson – July 2015