On this episode of ID the Future, host Sarah Chaffee talks with Center for Science and Culture co-founder Dr. John West about the Louisiana Science Education Act, passed ten years ago this week. Dr. West explains why it mattered then for academic freedom, how it’s stood up to criticism in the ten years since then, and why it matters today — including the example it sets for other states as well-crafted, resilient, and science-friendly legislation, that even the ACLU has recognized it needs to support!
On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze and Casey Luskin discuss the 2012 Fordham Report, which has declared the latest science education standards in Texas to be “exemplary.” These standards, which have been decried by the NCSE as “creationist jargon,” require students to analyze and evaluate both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution. Although the Fordham Report is typically favorable towards science standards that are dogmatically pro-Darwin, its approval of the recent Texas science standards aligns with the Discovery Institute’s support of a more thorough study of Darwinian evolution.Read More ›
This episode of ID the Future continues our series of podcasts for Academic Freedom Week, where we take a look back over the academic freedom stories in the media last year and look ahead to the current struggles for academic freedom in the debate over evolution and intelligent design.Read More ›