ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

Texas Board Hears From Scientists Who Favor Teaching Strengths and Weaknesses of Evolution

John G. West
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On this episode of ID the Future, John West reports on the Texas State Board of Education hearings where scientists, teachers and students gathered to testify before the Board. One side focused on touting their own religious beliefs and criticizing the religious beliefs of others, while the other side focused on science, education, and academic freedom. Listen to the testimony of scientists down in Texas and learn what the debate over how to teach evolution is really all about.

For continuing updates on the Texas science standards, visit Evolution News & Views.

John G. West

Senior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute
Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.
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