ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

The Best Way to Teach Evolution: Treat It Like Science

Casey Luskin
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What’s the best way to teach evolution? On this episode of ID the Future, Rob Crowther interviews Casey Luskin about his article, “The Constitutionality and Pedagogical Benefits of Teaching Evolution Scientifically,” published in the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy. Luskin shares from his research of the problems facing American science education — how students not inspired to pursue science and not taught how to think like scientists — and the solution of inquiry-based science education.

How does critical analysis of evolution promote scientific thinking? And what does the law say about teaching critiques of Darwin’s theory? Tune in to find out.

You can read more about Mr. Luskin’s law review article here.

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.
Rob Crowther
The Constitutionality and Pedagogical Benefits of Teaching Evolution Scientifically
University of St. Thomas