ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

Discovery Institute’s Chapman, Buri and West Sign Academic Freedom Statement

Andrew McDiarmid
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On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid reviews a recent incident at Middlebury College, where disagreement with a speaker’s point of view led to chaos and even violence. Listen in as McDiarmid reads the response from two ideological opposites, Cornel West and Robert George: a public statement endorsing academic freedom on university campuses. This statement has been widely circulated and it was signed by our own Bruce Chapman, Steve Buri and John West.

Andrew McDiarmid

Senior Fellow, Media Relations and Assistant to the Director
Andrew McDiarmid is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute. He also serves as Assistant to CSC Director Stephen C. Meyer, a Media Relations Specialist, and a contributing writer to He holds an MA in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University and a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington. His tech column at Newsmax, Authentic Technology, explores today's technology landscape and encourages readers to live authentically in the digital age. His writing has appeared in the New York Post, Houston Chronicle, The Daily Wire, San Francisco Chronicle, The American Spectator, The Federalist, Real Clear Politics, Technoskeptic Magazine, and elsewhere. In addition to his roles at the Discovery Institute, he is host of the Scottish culture and music podcast Simply Scottish, available anywhere podcasts are found. Learn more about his work at