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In a Three-Way Radio Debate, Stephen Meyer Takes on a Chemist and a Biologist

We often say that Darwinists are reluctant to debate advocates of intelligent design, but here are two who deserve a tip of the hat. Keith Pannell is a chemist at the University of Texas at El Paso who hosts a program, Science Studio, on the NPR station there. He invited Stephen Meyer on to talk about the science of ID, pegged to the Dover anniversary. Clearly Pannell is an ID critic so he gets kudos for being willing to have a civil and informative conversation. Perhaps feeling insecure about facing the author of Darwin’s Doubt by himself, Dr. Pannell invited a biologist colleague, Ricardo Bernal, to serve as “co-host.” So it was two against one, but no worries. Meyer is, as always, superb, and the discussion sounds like it was an education for the two Texas scientists. Listen and enjoy.

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What Teaching the Controversy Looks Like

On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee examines what it looks like to teach the controversy over Darwinian evolution, explaining why students should learn more, not less, on the topic. Listen in as she looks at a lesson plan overview for a unit on neo-Darwinisim, and highlights 3 points of scientific controversy that teachers can discuss.

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Decade after Dover, Pt 3: Judge Jones’ Judicial Activism

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial. Ten years ago, on December 20, 2005, Judge John E. Jones ruled in Kitzmiller v. Dover that intelligent design is religion and not science. His decision was based on faulty reasoning and misrepresentation of intelligent design. Listen to a recent lecture by Casey Luskin who covered the trial for Evolution News. Here in part three he discusses whether Judge Jones employed judicial activism.

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Decade after Dover, Pt 2: Does ID Require a Supernatural Creator?

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial. Ten years ago, on December 20, 2005, Judge John E. Jones ruled in Kitzmiller v. Dover that intelligent design is religion and not science. His decision was based on faulty reasoning and misrepresentation of intelligent design. Listen to a recent lecture by Casey Luskin who covered the trial for Evolution News. Here in part two he discusses whether intelligent design requires a supernatural creator.

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Decade after Dover: Casey Luskin Recaps Trial

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial. Nearly ten years ago, on December 20, 2005, Judge John E. Jones ruled in Kitzmiller v. Dover that intelligent design is religion and not science. His decision was based on faulty reasoning and misrepresentation of intelligent design. As we approach the 10–year anniversary of Dover, listen to a recent lecture by Casey Luskin who covered the trial for Evolution News in his role as then Science Education Policy Program Officer. In this first segment of a three part series Casey recaps how the trial came about.

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Censorship Loses: New Scientific Volume Challenges Neo-Darwinism

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and Joshua Youngkin discuss the release of the new scientific volume Biological Information: New Perspectives, a multi-disciplinary analysis of standard evolutionary theory that challenges its ability to explain the origin of biological information. Luskin and Youngkin tell the story of how this volume was initially barred from publication under pressure from Darwin lobbyists, but has now been published. Listen in!

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Ball State University Class Teaches that “Science Must Destroy Religion”

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 ›

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The Academic Freedom Case of John Freshwater

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.

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Science Education: Why We Should Teach the Controversy

On this episode of ID the Future, hear the second part of Casey Luskin’s lecture on intelligent design and law. Luskin explains why Discovery Institute opposes pushing intelligent design into public school curriculum and instead wants students to learn more about evolution.

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Dover and the “ID is dead” meme

On this podcast, David Boze interviews CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin discussing the “ID is Dead” internet meme. They review problems with the Kitzmiller v. Dover ruling, and how ID has thrived despite the intolerant environment in the post-Dover world. Listen in as they discuss exciting recent developments in science, media, and the next generation of students who are carrying the torch of ID.