Discovery Institute

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  • Overall, we rate the Discovery Institute a strong Pseudoscience organization based on the rejection of the scientific consensus on evolution.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1990, The Discovery Institute is a non-profit Christian public policy think tank based in Seattle, Washington, best known for its advocacy of the pseudoscientific principle of intelligent design. The current President is Steven J. Buri.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Discovery Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit primarily funded through donations. They also publish the website Evolution News.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the website publishes information on intelligent design, conservative economics, and many other Christian perspectives. News articles focus on those opposed to Darwin’s theory of evolution and often link to other sources they own, such as Evolutionary Enigmas, Tiny Tardigrades Strut Their Superpowers. Discovery Institute also publishes news from a right-leaning economic perspective, such as this: Discovery Fellow Christopher Rufo with Tucker Carlson on the West Coast Shoplifting Boom.

According to the left-leaning SPLC, the Discovery Institute has received funding from a known hate group. In general, they are a website that promotes pseudoscience regarding evolution.

Failed Fact Check

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Discovery Institute a strong Pseudoscience organization based on the rejection of the scientific consensus on evolution. (D. Van Zandt 7/19/2016) Updated (9/02/2022)

Source: https://www.discovery.org/

Last Updated on September 2, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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