On this episode of ID the Future, attorney Joshua Youngkin, Discovery Institute Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs, gives some background on Ball State University’s violation of academic freedom — an issue that has escalated with BSU President Jo Ann Gora’s recent edict forbidding all faculty from expressing support for intelligent design in the classroom. Youngkin reveal’s BSU’s targeted application of speech restrictions, discussing how BSU allows faculty to teach that “Science Must Destroy Religion,” and calls for BSU lift its ban on discussions of intelligent design. If you support academic freedom on intelligent design, please contact Ball State University’s Board of Trustees right away and ask them to overturn President Gora’s ban on faculty discussions of intelligent Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Joshua Youngkin and attorney Rita Dunaway of The Rutherford Institute discuss the academic freedom case of John Freshwater, an Ohio middle school science teacher of 24 years. Freshwater was fired after it was revealed that he was teaching both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution in his classroom.
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin, CSC program officer in public policy and legal affairs, explains the Discovery Institute’s position on the prospect of teaching intelligent design in Montana public schools. As Youngkin emphasizes, Discovery Institute does not support pushing intelligent design into public school curriculum, because this would politicize the debate and prevent ID from gaining a fair hearing in the scientific community.Read More ›
On this episode of ID The Future Joshua Youngkin, Center for Science & Culture program officer in public policy and legal affairs, makes the case for academic freedom on evolution and in science class in response to public discussion of possible academic freedom legislation being introduced in Indiana.
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin gives his review of Thomas Nagel’s new book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, a distinguished philosopher at NYU and an atheist, suggests that our world isn’t as scientifically knowable as many perceive it to be. Tune in as Youngkin discusses Nagel’s thoughts on why scientific materialism offers only a partial picture of the world.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin takes a brief look at C.S. Lewis’s views on Darwinian evolution and intelligent design. Previously unpublished notes reveal that C.S. Lewis had early doubts about Darwin. Interested in learning more? Download a FREE chapter of Dr. John West’s The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society at: www.magicianstwin.com.
On this episode of ID The Future, host David Boze interviews Joshua Youngkin, a legal affairs analyst at the Discovery Institute, about new developments in the case of David Coppedge, a former employee of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, who was demoted and later fired for discussing intelligent design. Youngkin provides background on Coppedge’s tenure at JPL and gives insight into the legal basis for the discrimination lawsuit that will now go before a jury trial. “This is a case that comes under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. It bars employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their viewpoint…” Make your voice heard! Visit our David Coppedge Case Information page to get more info, the latest updates, and Read More ›