ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution
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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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Film The Revisionaries Revises History of 2009 Texas State Board of Education Evolution Debate

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin shows how the film The Revisionaries revises history. Coming soon to PBS, The Revisionaries falsely suggests that intelligent design and creationism were required in the 2009 Texas Science Standards (TEKS) and pushed for by ignorant fundamentalist board members who ignored the advice of all qualified experts. Tune in as Casey exposes this misinformation and reviews the hard facts.

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Mr. President: Protect Academic Freedom and Advance Science Education

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the two major problems of U.S. science education: first, that students are not adequately taught critical thinking skills; and second, that insufficient numbers of students are inspired to pursue careers in science. Tune in as Casey explains how allowing teachers to address both the scientific evidence for and against Darwinian evolution in the classroom would advance science education and improve the scientific competency of our students.

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Calling Darwinist David Hillis’ Bluffs Before the Texas State Board of Education

On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin exposes the many bluffs and blunders of Darwinist David Hillis, who testified before the Texas State Board of Education with the outlandish claim that there’s “overwhelming agreement” on the Tree of Life — the same day that New Scientist published “Why Darwin was wrong about the tree of life.” Listen is as IDTF calls Hillis’ bluff.

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Report From the Texas State Board of Education

In this ID the Future podcast, Casey Luskin interviews Jonathan Saenz, Esq., Director of Legislative Affairs & Attorney at the Free Market Foundation in Austin Texas. Mr. Saenz attended this week’s recent meeting of the Texas State Board of Education where members of the public expressed their views on whether Texas public schools should teach students about both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of evolution. Mr. Saenz recounts the predictably false and fallacious arguments made by many Darwinists who tried to convince the Texas State Board of Education to dumb-down evolution education.

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Expelled in England: Steve Fuller Shares View on Education Director’s Resignation 

On this episode of ID the Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin is joined by Dr. Steve Fuller, a professor of sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Dr. Fuller shares his perspective on the recent forced resignation of the former Director of Education at the Royal Society, Michael Reiss. Reiss is an ordained Anglican Priest, has a doctorate in biology, is currently a professor of science education at the Institute of Education at the University of London, and is widely regarded and respected as an expert in science education. Reiss stepped down from his position as Director of Education due to the controversy over his recently expressed opinions on creationism in the classroom. Listen as Dr. Fuller shares Read More ›

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Teenage students caring out experiments in chemistry class

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.