What happens when someone tries to present to the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Charles Darwin’s top arguments against his own theory? Herman Bouma, founder of the National Association for Objectivity in Science, knows from personal experience. As he relates to host Casey Luskin on this ID the Future, he recently had a poster presentation on the topic accepted for an NSTA conference, but then a defender of Darwinian orthodoxy rushed in and spiked it. Bouma describes the censored presentation and the Kafkaesque back and forth he says he had with the organizer, who ultimately shut him down. Bouma warns of what has been described as the “Censorship Industrial Complex,” but he also says he hasn’t given up trying to open up hearts and minds at the NSTA. The incident Bouma describes in this episode echoes an earlier one, which Bouma describes in this 2019 podcast episode.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin takes a look at a new pro-Darwin evolution teaching tool that is being promoted by the National Science Teachers Association. This curriculum, titled Evo: Ten Questions Everyone Should Ask About Evolution, aggressively advocates for materialism, stating that the evolved world is “mindless and has no purpose.” Tune in and hear Luskin present the disturbing details of what the NSTA wants students to be taught — and not taught — about Darwinian evolution.Read More ›