Book Discussion on Traipsing into Evolution
Panelists talked about the Discovery Institute’s newly released book, Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller… read more
Panelists talked about the Discovery Institute’s newly released book, Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller V. Dover Decision. The book critiqued federal Judge John E. Jones' written decision in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District trial, which addressed the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design. The case was a challenge to the Dover, Pennsylvania, school board’s decision to make students aware of the theory of intelligent design. Judge Jones ruled that the board’s policy violated the Constitution because intelligent design amounts to little more than a religious theory. Mr. West and Mr. Casey reviewed the case and argued that the theory of intelligent design was based on science not religion, and that proponents of intelligent design wanted to challenge the teaching of evolution on scientific grounds not religious ones.
Casey Luskin, formerly a researcher at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, is an attorney and program officer for public policy and legal affairs at Discovery Institute. John West is an associate professor and chair of the political science department at Seattle Pacific University. close
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- Gage, Logan Manager Discovery Institute->Washington, D.C. Office
- Luskin, Casey Program Officer Discovery Institute->Public Policy and Legal Affairs
- West, John G. Associate Director Discovery Institute->Center for Science and Culture
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