Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture

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Decade after Dover, Pt 2: Does ID Require a Supernatural Creator?

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial. Ten years ago, on December 20, 2005, Judge John E. Jones ruled in Kitzmiller v. Dover that intelligent design is religion and not science. His decision was based on faulty reasoning and misrepresentation of intelligent design. Listen to a recent lecture by Casey Luskin who covered the trial for Evolution News. Here in part two he discusses whether intelligent design requires a supernatural creator.

Decade after Dover: Casey Luskin Recaps Trial

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial. Nearly ten years ago, on December 20, 2005, Judge John E. Jones ruled in Kitzmiller v. Dover that intelligent design is religion and not science. His decision was based on faulty reasoning and misrepresentation of intelligent design. As we approach the 10–year anniversary of Dover, listen to a recent lecture by Casey Luskin who covered the trial for Evolution News in his role as then Science Education Policy Program Officer. In this first segment of a three part series Casey recaps how the trial came about.

The Taxonomy of Information, Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the taxonomy of information, explaining various ways of defining information and whether or not they are helpful for making a design inference. He examines syntactic information, Shannon information and Kolmogorov information.

Casey Luskin Discusses Homo Naledi on The God Solution

On this episode of ID the Future, Nate Herbst of The God Solution interviews Casey Luskin on the recent Homo naledi find. Luskin discusses claims of where Homo naledi fits into the fossil record and whether or not it buried its dead, ultimately answering the question, “Is Homo naledi a human ancestor?”

Felipe Aizpún: Design, Teleology and Philosophy

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Felipe Aizpún, author of The Fifth Way and Intelligent Design (La quinta vía y el diseño inteligente) and prolific writer on ID and the debate over origins. Aizpún shares how intelligent design is both a scientific and philosophical argument, and discusses Thomist philosophers’ opposition to ID.

Behind-the-Scenes of Living Waters with Captain Dave Anderson

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Captain Dave Anderson, filmmaker and owner of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, who was involved in the production of Illustra Media’s new documentary, Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth. Anderson shares about drone filming, whale disentanglement, and the importance of nature documentaries that explore design.

An Introduction to Intelligent Design

Click here for a reproducible PDF of this article.PDF En Español Intelligent design — often called “ID” — is a scientific theory that holds that the emergence of some features of the universe and living things is best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection. ID theorists argue that design can be inferred Read More ›

Debating Darwin’s Doubt: Casey Luskin on the Length of the Cambrian Explosion

On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Casey Luskin, Research Coordinator at the Center for Science and Culture and contributor to the newly-released Debating Darwin’s Doubt. Listen in as Casey Luskin responds to a common criticism of the book Darwin’s Doubt related to its stated length of the Cambrian Explosion, and also looks at small shelly fossils and what they can lend to our understanding of the Cambrian Explosion.

Debating Darwin’s Doubt: Casey Luskin Discusses Prothero, Erwin and Valentine on the Cambrian Explosion

On this fourth episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Casey Luskin, Research Coordinator at the Center for Science and Culture and contributor to the newly-released Debating Darwin’s Doubt. Luskin unpacks the book’s responses to biologist Donald Prothero, contrasting Prothero’s arguments on the length of the Cambrian explosion and rates of evolution with points Erwin and Valentine (who do not support ID) presented in their well-respected book, The Cambrian Explosion.

Debating Darwin’s Doubt: Casey Luskin on BioLogos’ Responses

On this third episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Casey Luskin, Research Coordinator at the Center for Science and Culture and contributor to the newly-released Debating Darwin’s Doubt. Luskin unpacks the book’s responses to BioLogos, exploring several key disagreements between ID proponents and theistic evolutionists over detection of design in nature and methodological naturalism.

Behind-the-Scenes of Living Waters with Director Lad Allen

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Lad Allen, director of Illustra Media’s newest film, Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth. Allen gives a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the documentary, including filming footage of dolphins and whales off the California coast. On August 7, Discovery Institute will host the northwest film premiere of Living Waters, at McCaw Hall in Seattle. For more information and to register, visit our event page.

Responding to Criticisms of Irreducible Complexity of the Bacterial Flagellum from the Australian Broadcasting Network

Time flies. Published in 1996, Michael Behe's book Darwin's Black Box represented a major development in the modern articulation of the scientific argument for intelligent design. Critics continue to make the same arguments, which still fall flat for the identical reasons they did years ago. We've documented this repeatedly. Yet they keep coming at us.

Debating Darwin’s Doubt

A Scientific Controversy that Can No Longer Be Denied
Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design became a national bestseller, provoking a wide-ranging debate about the adequacy of Darwinian theory to explain life’s history. In Debating Darwin’s Doubt: A Scientific Controversy that Can No Longer Be Denied, leading scholars in the intelligent design community respond to critiques of Meyer’s book and show that the core challenge posed by Meyer remains unanswered.

The Top Ten Scientific Problems with Biological and Chemical Evolution

Is it true that there are "no weaknesses" in evolutionary theory? All one must do is examine the technical scientific literature and inquire whether there are legitimate scientific challenges to chemical and biological evolution. This article reviews some of this literature and the scientific challenges to Darwinian theory and chemical evolution therein.

Was Intelligent Design Ever Peer-Reviewed?

Yes. Although open hostility from those who hold to neo-Darwinism sometimes makes it difficult for design scholars to gain a fair hearing for their ideas, research and articles supporting intelligent design are being published in peer-reviewed publications.

Discovering Intelligent Design

The Discovering Intelligent Design textbook is part of a comprehensive curriculum that presents both the biological and cosmological evidence in support of the scientific theory of intelligent design. Developed for middle-school-age students to adults, the curriculum also includes a workbook with learning activities and a DVD with video clips keyed to the content of the textbook.

Icons of Evolution 10th Anniversary: Casey Luskin

In Icons of Evolution, biologist Jonathan Wells compared icons of evolution — such as homology in vertebrate limbs — with published scientific evidence, and revealed that much of what we teach about evolution is wrong. Published in 2000, the book raised troubling questions about the status of Darwinian evolution that are still plaguing scientists today.

Science and Human Origins

Science & Human Origins, the provocative new book from Discovery Institute Press, boldly addresses some of the most popular evolutionary arguments pertaining to controversial claims that humans and apes are related through common ancestry. In Science & Human Origins three scientists challenge the claim that undirected natural selection is capable of building a human being. The authors critically assess fossil and genetic Read More ›

Intelligent Design Is Peer-Reviewed, but Is Peer-Review a Requirement of Good Science?

As may be seen from our newly updated page listing Peer-Reviewed & Peer-Edited Scientific Publications Supporting the Theory of Intelligent Design, the ID movement has developed a diverse research program bearing fruit in the form of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Beyond doubt, ID proponents have published a significant body of legitimate peer-reviewed research. In the past, critics charged Read More ›

The Significance of Phillip Johnson

On the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Darwin on Trial
Phillip Johnson, law professor emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, is widely recognized as the godfather of the contemporary intelligent design (ID) movement. As the author of several booksand numerous articles explaining scientific, legal, and cultural dimension of the debate over ID and Darwinism, Johnson was one of the most prolific authors in the formative years of the movement.  It was Johnson’s Read More ›