ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

State-Run Museum Helps Atheist Groups Attack Religion, pt. 2

Casey Luskin
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On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin continues his discussion with New Mexico resident Mike Edenburn about the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s alleged cover-up of their co-sponsoring of religion-bashing events. Edenburn discusses how the museum tried to remove evidence of co-sponsorship after his letter of concern, and what he hopes to see at future NMNHS events.

What You Can Do:

Concerned New Mexico residents will be meeting with museum staff on Wednesday, July 2, to express worries about this situation and demand that the museum avoid viewpoint discrimination and endorsement of atheism in future Darwin Day events. You can assist their efforts by contacting the museum and making your voice heard promptly:

  • Get in touch with Charles Walter, Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, via e-mail at
  • Call customer service at the museum at 505-841-2869.

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.