Center for Science and Culture
The Center for Science and Culture is a Discovery Institute program, founded in 1996 as the "Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture," changing to its current name in 2002. The Center:
- supports research by scientists and other scholars challenging various aspects of neo-Darwinian theory;
- supports research by scientists and other scholars developing the scientific theory known as intelligent design;
- supports research by scientists and scholars in the social sciences and humanities exploring the impact of scientific materialism on culture.
- encourages schools to improve science education by teaching students more fully about the theory of evolution, including the theory's scientific weaknesses as well is its strengths.
The center has more than 40 Fellows, including biologists, biochemists, chemists, physicists, philosophers and historians of science, and public policy and legal experts, many of whom are affiliated with colleges and universities. The current (2008) director is Dr. Stephen Meyer.
- it has been a particular interest of the Center to counter the idea that science supports the unscientific philosophy of materialism