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North Korean Nuclear Test Forces Seismologists to Make a Design Inference

Casey Luskin
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Recently, seismologists were met with the unfortunate news that North Korea probably tested a nuclear weapon and handed the task of confirming whether the North Korean government was truthful when they claimed they tested a nuke. Interestingly, they will be using the theory of intelligent design in trying to distinguish between naturally caused seismic energy and seismic energy which was artificially produced by an explosion caused by intelligence.

On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin explains that the technical difficulties in detecting intelligent causation in seismic energy don’t prevent scientists from trying to detect, or reject design. If and when they do verify a nuclear explosion, scientists will clearly have made a design inference.

Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture
Casey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.
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