Discovery Institute

Revenge of the Neo-Jacobins

Some mock America’s statue-smashers as ignoramuses who do not know what they are doing or why. But there are very good reasons why we see monuments cast down all over the West, including the United States. Let’s not wave this off as mindless stupidity. The radical rule is that the more you destroy, the more [...]

Don’t Wear that Mini to Mass

In this Crisis Magazine classic, Benjamin Wiker says we have an obligation not to be unnecessarily distracting to others at Mass.     As I have not received nearly enough hate mail of late, I thought it best to write something else on modesty, this time modesty at Mass (see my first article, "Drawing a [...]

Alien Ideas: Christianity and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

In this Crisis Magazine classic, Benjamin Wiker revisits the strange history of belief in extraterrestrials and considers what impact their existence might have on Christianity.     We tend to consider speculation about extraterrestrials to be a recent phenomenon, a task forced on us by the scientific knowledge we've gained during the last century. It's [...]

Shedding the Galileo Complex

A friend recently put it to me that the Church has a Galileo Complex. Terrified by the historical narrative of the Church's resistance to and persecution of science, Christians are averse to challenging "scientific" claims.  God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? By John Lennox Lion Hudson, 192 pages, $14.99   A friend recently put it [...]