Authors Will Discuss New Book Critiquing Controversial Dover Intelligent Design Court Decision

Author Panel and Book Reception, June 22 at Discovery Institute in Washington DC
Discovery Institute
June 8, 2006
Print ArticleWASHINGTON DC – Discovery Institute continues to further the cause of academic freedom and critical thinking with Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision, a penetrating analysis of Judge Jones' opinion in the Kitzmiller v. Dover School District case.

To celebrate the publication of the book Discovery Institute is hosting a panel discussion and book party with the authors. The event will be held on Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Discovery Institute in Washington DC, located at 1015 Fifteenth Street, NW Suite 900. There is no cost to attend.

As Steven D. Smith, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego, says: “The mainstream science establishment and the courts tell us, in censorious tones that sometimes sound a bit desperate, that intelligent design is just a lot of fundamentalist cant. It's not. We've heard the Darwinist story, and we owe it to ourselves to hear the other side. Traipsing Into Evolution is that other side.”

Traipsing is the first book critiquing federal Judge John E. Jones’ decision in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case, the foremost trial to attempt to address the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design. In this concise yet comprehensive response, Discovery Institute scholars and attorneys expose how Judge Jones’ Kitzmiller decision was based upon faulty reasoning, non-existent evidence, and an elementary misunderstanding of intelligent design theory.

“Anyone who believes in genuine academic freedom and who sees the value of fully disclosing to students all sides of the controversy about neo-Darwinism and Intelligent Design will want this helpful volume,” said Angus Menuge, Ph.D., DCA, professor of philosophy and associate director of The Cranach Institute at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Now Discovery Institute is inviting the public to come and meet two of the authors and join in a discussion of the case and the impact of the ruling: Casey Luskin, attorney and program officer for public policy and legal affairs at Discovery Institute and John West, associate professor and chair of the political science department at Seattle Pacific University, and associate director of Discovery’s Center for Science & Culture.

To register, contact Logan Gage at (202) 558-7084, or by email at