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David DeWolf on the Louisiana Academic Freedom Bill

On this episode of ID the Future, Robert Crowther interviews Discovery Institute senior fellow David DeWolf, a leading expert on the legalities of teaching evolution who helped shape the sample academic freedom legislation available at www.AcademicFreedomPetition.com. Dr. DeWolf explains the idea behind the academic freedom bill currently moving forward in Louisiana and what it means to teach the controversy over evolution. Should teachers have the freedom to treat Darwinism as an open and interesting question? Listen in and decide for yourself.

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PBS, Darwin and Dover: an Interview with Phillip Johnson 

On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin interviews Phillip Johnson (Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law, emeritus School of Law University of California, Berkeley) author of the bestseller Darwin on Trial, and one of the founders of the modern intelligent design movement.

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Who’s on Trial? A Look at NOVA’s Judgment Day

This episode of ID the Future features an interview with Center for Science and Culture’s Rob Crowther, who explains the problems with NOVA’s “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial,” a special 2-hour program devoted to the Dover trial on PBS next week. Crowther also explains Discovery Institute’s policy on interviews and shares his experience negotiating terms with NOVA’s producers.

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Question Everything: An Interview with Author Gordy Slack

Today on ID The Future, Casey Luskin speaks with Gordy Slack about his new book, The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything: Evolution, Intelligent Design, and a School Board in Dover, PA. Slack also discusses his personal views on intelligent design and the socio-political implications of the ID-evolution debate.

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A Discussion of the Montana Law Review’s Recent Publication of Articles about the Dover Intelligent Design Ruling

On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin discusses with senior fellow David DeWolf the current issue of the Montana Law Review which features a lively exchange of views about the Kitzmiller v. Dover intelligent design decision. The Kitzmiller decision isn’t wearing well even among legal scholars who are critical of intelligent design, and Irons’ article does little to seriously defend Judge Jones’ ruling.

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A Year After Dover, Some States Still Encourage Teaching of Debate Over Darwin

In this second of a two part series, CSC senior fellow, John West, reports that since the Dover ruling Darwinists have bullied some school districts into limiting their teaching of Darwinian evolution, yet some states and localities are continuing to adopt public policies to encourage students to study the scientific evidence for and against Darwin’s theory.

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Why the Report on Judicial Copying is Significant

On this episode of ID The Future we speak with CSC attorney Casey Luskin about the recent report which showed that in last year’s Kitzmiller vs Dover School District intelligent design trial federal Judge John Jones copied the ACLU’s findings of fact nearly verbatim in the section of his ruling dealing with whether or not ID is science. That section was the core of his ruling, in which he said that ID is not science and so should not be allowed for discussion in Dover Area schools. Jones later went on a speaking tour touting his ruling and basking in the accolades of the likes of Time magazine who hailed him as one of the 100 most influential people because Read More ›

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A Textbook Case of Judicial Activism: How A Pro-ID Publisher Was Denied Its Day In Court

On this episode of IDTF Casey Luskin interviews legal analyst Seth Cooper about his article “A Textbook Case of Judicial Activism: How A Pro-ID Publisher Was Denied It’s Day In Court”, about the Dover intelligent design trial and the legal assault on the Foundation for Thought Ethics publisher of the pro-ID textbook, Of Pandas and People, the book central to the lawsuit.

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How To Teach The Controversy Over Darwin and Evolution

This week on the Intelligent Design The Future podcast CSC program officer for public policy and legal affairs, Casey Luskin, outlines Discovery Institute’s science education policy.

As a matter of public policy, Discovery Institute opposes any effort require the teaching of intelligent design by school districts or state boards of education. Attempts to mandate teaching about intelligent design only politicize the theory and will hinder fair and open discussion of the merits of the theory among scholars and within the scientific community.

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