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. He conducted geological research at Scripps Institution for Oceanography (1997-2002).

Mr. Luskin formerly worked at Discovery Institute from 2005 - 2015 as Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs (2005-2010) and then Research Coordinator (2011-2015). In these roles he assisted and defended scientists, educators, and students seeking to freely study, research, and teach about the scientific debate over Darwinian evolution and intelligent design. As explained here, as of December 31, 2015 Mr. Luskin no longer works as a staff member at Discovery Institute as he is pursuing the goal of furthering his studies.

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 worldwide.

Mr. Luskin has lectured and written frequently on the scientific debate over Darwinian evolution and intelligent design. He 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. 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 and other scholarly journals, including Journal of Church and State; Montana Law Review; Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems (G3); Hamline Law Review; Liberty University Law Review; Christian Research Journal; 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 -- too numerous to list. However, some noteworthy examples include: The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Nature, Science, U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Tribune, Washington D.C. Examiner, Human Events, The Blaze, CNS News, The College Fix, Christian Post, The Stream, Christianity Today, BeliefNet, Touchstone, World Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Alan Colmes Show, Thom Hartmann Show, Bible Answer Man (Hank Hanegraaff) Show, Eric Metaxas Show, Hugh Hewitt Show, Michael Medved Show, MSNBC, ABC News, Reuters, Associated Press, The New Yorker, USA Today, Washington Post, BBC, NPR,, C-SPAN, and Foxnews. Luskin has contributed numerous articles to Evolution News & Views and podcasts to ID the Future.

Casey’s special interests include geology, science education, biological origins, and environmental protection. He and his wife enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking, sailing, and other outdoor activities.

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