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C-SPAN’s Book TV to air Traipsing Into Evolution Saturday, Aug. 26th

Casey Luskin

Saturday, August 26th at 7pm EST C-SPAN’s BookTV will air “Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision”, featuring two of the book’s authors, John West and Casey Luskin. The program will air again Sunday, August 27th at 6:30am EST and Monday, August 28 at 12:00am EST.

The featured event was held at Discovery Institute’s office in Washington D.C. for Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Decision, the first book-length critique of Judge John E. Jones’s ruling in the Kitzmiller case, the first court case to assess the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design. The event, held at Discovery Institute’s office in Washington, D.C., was full, (as was a similar one in Seattle at Discovery’s headquarters). Attendees learned about problems with the ruling in Kitzmiller.

Below is a description of the event from the Book-TV website describing the presentation by John West and “Mr. Casey.”

Description: John West and Casey Luskin respond to Judge John Jones’s written decision in the case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. 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 review the case and argue that the theory of intelligent design is based on science not religion, and that proponents of intelligent design want to challenge the teaching of evolution on scientific grounds not religious ones. This event was hosted by the Discovery Institute in Washington, DC.

Below are some pictures from the event (click on each picture for a larger version):


(West Presentation)

(West Presentation)

(Luskin Presentation)

(Panel Discussion)

(Panel Discussion)

(Luskin presentation)

Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture
Casey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.

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