ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

Why We Need Academic Freedom for Intelligent Design Proponents

Casey Luskin
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Are there really threats to academic freedom in America? On this episode of ID the Future we’re featuring an excerpt from a talk given by Casey Luskin at the 2010 Academic Freedom Day celebration at the University of Arkansas. In this third clip, Luskin explains that the persecution stories in the movie Expelled were just the tip of the iceberg. He gives additional examples of pro-ID students, scientists, and faculty who have experienced persecution due to their support for intelligent design. Listen in as Luskin explains why many critics don’t believe in academic freedom in America.

Casey Luskin

Casey Luskin is a scientist 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 holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg where he specialized in paleomagnetism and the early plate tectonic history of South Africa. He earned a law degree from the University of San Diego, where he focused on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law. His B.S. and M.S. degrees in Earth Sciences are from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and conducted geological research at Scripps Institution for Oceanography. Dr. Luskin has been a California-licensed attorney since 2005, practicing primarily in the area of evolution-education in public schools and defending academic freedom for scientists who face discrimination because of their support for intelligent design.
Academic Freedom Day
University of Arkansas