On this episode of ID The Future we’re featuring an interview by CSC public policy officer Casey Luskin with Seth Cooper (himself an attorney and former public policy officer with the CSC) about strange sordid tale of the mistreatment of the Foundation for Thought & Ethics throughout the Dover intelligent design trial. Next month PBS will air a NOVA mockumentary that alleges to tell the true story about the Dover trial. Knowing PBS’ past record on the issue of evolution and intelligent design it is unlikely that they will tell the whole story. Here then is one important piece to be aware of.
On this episode of ID The Future attorney Seth Cooper previews the coming case of Caldwell v. Roseville Joint Union High Sch. Dist. Next week a federal court in California will hear important pre-trial arguments in the latest state of the case of parent Larry Caldwell against his local school district. Caldwell says his rights as a parent and citizen were trampled by the school district when he tried to enhance the district’s teaching of evolution and proposed the Quality Science Education Policy.
On this episode of ID The Future we report the good news that legal scholar and CSC Fellow Francis Beckwith has been granted tenure at Baylor University.
Last school year Beckwith was denied tenure, in part for his legal opinion that it is constitutional to teach about intelligent design in science classes. The denial of tenure to a legal scholar as acclaimed as Beckwith ignited a several month controversy, which has happily ended with Beckwith receiving tenure after appealing the original decision.
On this episode of ID The Future, Seth Cooper reviews Carson Holloway’s recent book, “The Right Darwin: Evolution, Religion and the Future of Democracy” in which Holloway demonstrates the inability of neo-Darwinian theory to undergird the moral framework that is essential to a liberal democracy’s survival.