There was originally no distinction between science and philosophy. Scientists as recently as 150 years ago referred to themselves as natural philosophers. Natural philosophy is in fact a good way to describe science at its best, and now is a good time for a renaissance of natural philosophy to counter the overspecialization and narrowness of strictly technical scientific research advances.
The Natural Philosophy Institute was established in 2014 as a 301(c) non profit educational institution for the purpose of performing research, writing and scholarly studies on the impact of modern science on philosophical and theological issues.
The scholarly and research activities of the Natural Philosophy Institute works to counter the overspecialization and narrowness of strictly technical scientific research advances, by placing them in the appropriate philosophical context. Articles, books, blogs and other means of scholarly dissemination are employed for maximum impact of these creative and thought-stimulating activities. As a non-profit corporation, funding for these activities are raised from contributions, grants, royalties, awards and fees from publication and speaking engagements. Private and public sources of funding are used to support scholarly research and writing.