Casey Luskin, Staff - Discovery Institute
Staff - Center for Science and Culture
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Articles by Casey Luskin

Casey Luskin is 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 B.S. and M.S. 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. In his role at Discovery Institute, Mr. Luskin works as Research Coordinator for the Center for Science and Culture, assisting and defending scientists, educators, and students who seek to freely study, research, and teach about the scientific debate over Darwinian evolution and intelligent design. He formerly conducted geological research at Scripps Institution for Oceanography (1997-2002).

Luskin is co-founder of the Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center, a non-profit helping students to investigate evolution by starting "IDEA Clubs" on college and high school campuses across the country.

Mr. Luskin has lectured widely on ID on university campuses and at conferences around the country, and coauthored or contributed to multiple books. In 2006, he coauthored, Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Decision, a comprehensive critique of the first court ruling to assess the constitutionality of teaching ID in public schools. In 2012 he coauthored Science and Human Origins, contributing chapters discussing fossil and genetic evidence which challenges human/ape common ancestry. He is also coauthor of Discovering Intelligent Design, the first comprehensive introductory intelligent design curriculum, published in 2013. Luskin has also contributed to the volumes Intelligent Design 101: Leading Experts Explain the Key Issues, The Praeger Handbook of Religion and Education in the United States, Signature of Controversy, More than Myth, The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos, Debating Darwin's Doubt, and the award-winning God and Evolution.

Mr. Luskin has also published in both technical law and science journals, including Journal of Church and State; Montana Law Review; Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems; Hamline Law Review; Liberty University Law Review; University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy; and Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design.

A senior editor at Salvo Magazine, Luskin has published in a variety of print and online popular media. He has commented on the debate over evolution in hundreds of radio, TV, and other media sources, including the NY Times, LA Times, Nature, Science, U.S. News & World Report, Washington D.C. Examiner, Human Events, The Blaze, Christianity Today, BeliefNet, Touchstone, World, Christian Science Monitor, NPR,, C-SPAN, and Foxnews. Luskin is a regular contributor to Evolution News & Views and the ID the Future Podcast.

Casey's special interests include geology, science education, biological origins, and environmental protection. He and his wife reside in the Seattle region, where they enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking, sailing, and other outdoor activities.