Intelligent Design Will Survive
Kitzmiller v. Dover
Casey Luskin, John G. West and David K. DeWolf
January 12, 2007
The Winter 2007 issue of
Montana Law Review features an exchange of views about the Kitzmiller v. Dover (2005) intelligent design ruling. The lead article in the issue, “Intelligent Design Will Survive Kitzmiller v. Dover” is authored by Discovery Institute Senior Fellows David DeWolf and John West along with Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs Casey Luskin. A second article by Peter Irons (“Disaster in Dover”) responds to the first article, followed by a brief rebuttal to Irons from DeWolf, West, and Luskin:
Photo by Nathan Jacobson, © Discovery Institute (CC BY-SA 4.0) 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. Photo by Chris Morgan, © Discovery Institute Senior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post. Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture David K. DeWolf is a Professor of Law at Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington and a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. A graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, Professor DeWolf has clerked for the Honorable Stephen Bistline of the Idaho Supreme Court. He has written a briefing book for public school administrators, Teaching the Controversy: Darwinism, Design and the Public School Curriculum.