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Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision
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Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision

by 4 authors

Center for Science and Culture 2006

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Overview

A clear solution to the debate over biological origins has evaded scientists and philosophers for millennia. Since the ancient Greeks, thousands of pages of debate from scholars on all sides have yielded two types of answers: those which invoke only material causes and those which explore the possibility that intelligence had a direct role in shaping life. Yet in 2005, one United States federal judge thought he could settle this longstanding question of science and philosophy once and for all.

Traipsing into Evolution is a critique of federal Judge John E. Jones’ decision in the Kitzmiller vs. Dover case, the first trial concerning the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design in public schools. In this concise yet comprehensive response, Discovery Institute scholars and attorneys show how Judge Jones’ Kitzmiller decision was based upon faulty reasoning, non-existent evidence, and a serious misrepresentation of the scientific theory of intelligent design. Despite Judge Jones’ protestations to the contrary, his attempt to use the federal bench to declare evolution a sacred cow turns out to be a textbook case of good-old-American judicial activism.

Mark Twain is said to have once refuted his own obituary by proclaiming that “the report of my death was an exaggeration.” Traipsing into Evolution rebuts similar reports about the “death of intelligent design” from media pundits and the Darwinist establishment in the wake of Kitzmiller vs. Dover.

This book also includes a lengthy response to the ruling from Lehigh University biochemist and senior Discovery fellow Michael Behe, the lead expert witness for the defense at the trial, entitled “Whether ID Is Science: Michael Behe’s Response to Kitzmiller vs. Dover.”

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Key Features

  • Explores the first trial concerning the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design in public schools
  • Examines the faulty reasoning, non-existent evidence, and serious misrepresentation of the scientific theory
  • Includes a lengthy response to the ruling from Lehigh University biochemist and senior Discovery fellow Michael Behe

Contents

  • Kitzmiller’s Partisan History of Intelligent Design
  • Kitzmiller’s Unpersuasive Case Against the Scientific Status of Intelligent Design
  • Kitzmiller’s Failure To Treat Religion in a Neutral Manner
  • Kitzmiller’s Limited Value as a Precedent

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About the Authors

David K. Dewolf David K. Dewolf is a senior fellow at Discovery Institute and law professor at Gonzaga University.

John G. West is the associate director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is coeditor of the award-winning C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia and author of The Politics of Revelation and Reason and Darwin Day in America. He has been interviewed by Time, Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times, as well as appearing on CNN and Fox News. He holds a PhD in government from Claremont Graduate University and formerly was the chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University.

Casey Luskin is a program officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs with the Center for Science and Culture. He earned his MS in earth sciences from the University of California in San Diego and conducted geological research at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography.

Jonathan Witt is a senior fellow at Discovery Institute.