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“Traipsing” authors on BookTV Aug 26-27

August 26, 2006 by Tony Whitson · No Comments · blog, BookTV, Evolution, Law & Policy

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UPDATE: The BookTV page linked below now has a link for a video of this program that you can watch on your computer if you have RealPlayer installed. The URI for the video is http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/0806/btv082606_4b.ram .

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Casey Luskin and John G. West, two of the authors of Traipsing into Evolution, will be on CSpan-2′s BookTV this weekend in a 90-minute program airing 3 times: first at 7pm EDT Saturday, with final showing midnight Sunday night.

Traipsing is discussed here and here (with link to DI site).

The times, as listed at
http://www.booktv.org/General/index.asp?segID=7282&schedID=446 ,are Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, August 27 at 6:30 am and Monday August 28 [i.e., Sunday night, 8/27], at 12:00 am.

The CSPAN link for this event, and for ordering copies, is at
http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/cspan.csp?command=dprogram&record=546875330 :

Discovery Institute, Washington, D.C. Office
Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
ID: 193145 – 06/22/2006 – 1:31 – $29.95

 Luskin, Casey Program Officer, Discovery Institute, Public Policy & Legal Affairs 
 West, John G. Associate Director, Discovery Institute, Center for Science & Culture

The Discovery Institute held a party for the release of its book Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller V. Dover Decision, published by the Discovery Institute. The book critiques federal Judge John E. Jones’ written decision in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District trial, which addressed the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design. The case was a challenge to the Dover, Pennsylvania, school board’s decision to make students aware of the theory of intelligent design. Judge Jones ruled that the board’s policy violated the Constitution because intelligent design amounts to little more than a religious theory. Mr. West and Mr. Casey reviewed the case and argued that the theory of intelligent design is based on science not religion, and that proponents of intelligent design want to challenge the teaching of evolution on scientific grounds not religious ones.

Casey Luskin, formerly a researcher at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, is an attorney and program officer for public policy and legal affairs at Discovery Institute. John West is an associate professor and chair of the political science department at Seattle Pacific University.

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