Starting Thursday, Medved Show Kicks Off New &quot;Science and Culture Update&quot;; Stephen Meyer Will Discuss <em>Darwin's Doubt</em> - Evolution News & Views

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Starting Thursday, Medved Show Kicks Off New "Science and Culture Update"; Stephen Meyer Will Discuss Darwin's Doubt

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Does science conflict with religious faith? Does nature offer scientific evidence of design? Should public-school students learn about all sides of contentious scientific issues? Or should teachers spoon-feed them with only the politically approved views? Should scientists be free to pursue the truth, wherever the search takes them? What if it leads to conclusions that are disturbing to a rigidly secular point of view?

Starting this Thursday, April 25, the Michael Medved Show will shine a bright light on these and other fascinating questions that are vital to the future of our nation and our culture.

Michael Medved is proud to be a senior fellow of Discovery Institute. Join Michael and his Discovery Institute colleagues as they launch an exciting new segment on the Medved Show: the "Science and Culture Update." Find your local Medved station here, or listen online!

Michael's first guest on the Update will be Stephen C. Meyer, author of the controversial new book, Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, June 18). Dr. Meyer is the Cambridge University-trained philosopher of science who directs Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture.

From Darwinian evolution to climate change, science has become a major flashpoint in the culture war. In using science as a political and cultural weapon, aggressive, evangelizing materialists count on our not knowing enough to argue back. That's why, to follow and participate in the greatest debates of our day, you need to know about the science behind the controversies.

Each week, leading fellows from Discovery will join Mr. Medved to talk about the intersection of science and culture, how bad science and biased science are corroding the best American values. They'll talk about the assault on human dignity and uniqueness, about attempts to silence dissenting scientists and suppress academic freedom. They will discuss the danger posed by revived Social Darwinism and the new eugenics. And yes, they'll explore the debate over scientific materialism versus intelligent design.

The Michael Medved Show is one of the top ten most listened to radio talk shows in the United States. Syndicated to some 200 radio stations, it reaches an estimated weekly audience of 3-4 million people.

"This recurring segment on the Medved Show gives us a giant new platform to reach a national audience each week," said Dr. John West, Associate Director of the CSC. The Science and Culture Update will be accompanied by a special new web page featuring content from Discovery Institute and the Center for Science and Culture at www.michaelmedved.com/science . Follow us there! And needless to say, tell your friends.

As many of his listeners know, Michael's father, Dr. David Medved, was a profound man of science and a friend of Discovery Institute. Something Michael learned from his dad is that science doesn't stay in the lab. It touches the most vital, intimate aspects of life. So then, do those of us who don't wear a lab coat have to shut our mouths and our minds and simply agree whenever someone with the title "scientist" tells us what to think?

Of course not!

On the Science and Culture Update, you'll learn a lot of things you didn't know before. You're going to come away as a much better informed participant in the national conversation about science. You're also going to have a lot of fun. Join Michael and Stephen this Thursday as the Medved Show kicks off the new Science and Culture Update with Dr. Stephen Meyer!