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.
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.
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.Read More ›
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.
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.
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.Read More ›
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.Read More ›
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.Read More ›
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 his belief that Reiss was forced to step down merely because he refused to say that creationism was false.
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.