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Comparing Intelligent Design and the New Atheists: Who’s Ahead?

Photo: Casey Luskin, by Brian Gage.

On a new episode of ID the Future, geologist Casey Luskin talks with host Robert Crowther about the fate of the New Atheist movement, increasingly overtaken now by what we’ve called the New New Atheist movement. Dr. Luskin makes the interesting observation that the New Atheists (aka the Old New Atheists) took off initially following the Dover ruling, seemingly fueled by it, with the publication by Richard Dawkins of his bestseller The God Delusion. Indeed, much of the Dawkins crowd’s crowing sounded very much like the post-Dover jubilations of the evolutionists. There’s much demographic overlap, too. Given that, it’s appropriate to ask: Who has come out ahead so far, the intelligent design community or the New Atheists? To find out the answer, download the podcast or listen it here.

Oh, and if you’ve missed checking out Casey’s brand new website, you can find that here.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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