ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
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Texas Board of Education to Vote This Week on Evolution Standards

On this episode of ID the Future, Tod Butterfield interviews CSC Program Officer in Education and Public Policy Sarah Chaffee. Listen in as Chaffee shares about the TEKS streamlining process and the push to gut good standards of critical analysis of evolution. The Board votes this week (meeting is April 18-21)! If you’re from Texas, learn how you can help.

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Dr. Wade Warren on an Uphill Battle for Objective Evolution Education in Louisiana

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Wade Warren gives a deeper look at the Louisiana science standards review, where he served as a member of the review committee. Discussing his participation throughout the process and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s amendment to the standards at their March meeting, Warren highlights the importance of examining evidence for and against evolution.

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Evolution Education in Focus: Texas

On this episode of ID the Future, learn about recent action in Texas on evolution education in public schools. Listen in to learn more about HB 1485, a bill to protect teachers who wish to discuss scientific evidence for and against evolution, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills science standards streamlining – which the Board of Education will vote on in April.

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The Lowdown on the Louisiana Science Education Act

On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee discusses several recent articles on the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA). She clarifies several misconceptions surrounding the LSEA, and highlights the benefits of the act.

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Evolution in Kindergarten: Now Brought to You by the National Science Foundation

On this episode of ID the Future, hear about new taxpayer-funded research that will look for the most effective ways to pre-condition young minds to accept neo-Darwinism. The National Science Foundation just awarded Boston University a grant of just under $1.5 million for their project, “Evolving Minds in Early Elementary School: Foundations for a Learning Sequence on Natural Selection Using Stories.” Listen in.

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Dr. Paul Nelson: Advice for Students in the Evolutionary Biology Classroom

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Paul Nelson to hear his take on a recent NYT op-ed authored by University of Washington Professor David Barash. In his article, Prof. Barash explains “The Talk” he gives to his students, in which he insists that science and religion are incompatible. How should students respond to professors that attack their worldviews, and claim to be backed by science? Dr. Nelson gives some advice.

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New Program, “Darwin Scholars,” Offers Online Education on Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Professor Cornelius Hunter about his new program Darwin Scholars, an online education program where people can learn about evolution. Hear Prof. Hunter discuss the program, the courses offered, and why he was inspired to start it.  Visit the Darwin Scholars website at www.darwinscholars.com.

On Science Education, Take a Lesson from the Vulcans

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the Next Generations Science Standards (NGSS) and the attempt to promote pro-Darwin science standards will diminish local control over what students learn. In Star Trek, the scientifically advanced race of Vulcans lives by the motto ‘infinite diversity and infinite combinations’. Their formula for scientific diversity makes sense as science advances by challenging old ideas and encouraging people to test new ones. Right now public school education seems intent on adopting the opposite philosophy.

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Next Generation Science Standards – education or indoctrination?

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the new effort of the next generation science standards. The policy intends to establish a national science standard, eliminating the ability to question Darwinian evolution. Leading science education theorists recognize that the best way to learn is to debate the evidence both for and against a particular concept. A great way to learn about credible perspectives other than Darwinism is to look at the newly released multimedia curriculum Discovering ID, which is designed for educational use by home schools and private schools.

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What’s at Stake for Science Education

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from Casey Luskin as he talks about why science censorship is bad for education, even as Darwin activists such as Zack Kopplin lobby to repress critiques of Darwinian evolution. Casey explains how giving students full access to the best scientific information would help solve many problems facing science education today.

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