Uncommon Descent Serving The Intelligent Design Community

Several Discovery Institute fellows on TV this weekend

arroba Email

7 IDers on national TV this weekend!

For starters, here is a great upcoming show. I was at the filming of the show on June 22, 2006, and it was awesome! I got to meet John West, Richard Weikart, and Francis Beckwith for the first time at the filming of this show.

C-SPAN’s Book TV to air Traipsing Into Evolution Saturday, Aug. 26th

Saturday, August 26th at 7pm EST C-SPAN’s BookTV will air “Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision”, featuring two of the book’s authors, John West and Casey Luskin. The program will air again Sunday, August 27th at 6:30am EST and Monday, August 28 at 12:00am EST.

The featured event was held at Discovery Institute’s office in Washington D.C. for Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Decision, the first book-length critique of Judge John E. Jones’s ruling in the Kitzmiller case, the first court case to assess the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design. The event, held at
Discovery Institute’s office in Washington, D.C., was full, (as was a similar one in Seattle at Discovery’s headquarters). Attendees learned about problems with the ruling in Kitzmiller.

Description: John West and Casey Luskin respond to Judge John Jones’s written decision in the case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. 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 review the case and argue 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. This event was hosted by the Discovery Institute in Washington, DC.

And then, the notorious Darwin’s Deadly Legacy show being aired nation wide. Check the link out for local listings. (Disclaimer: Coral Ridge and the Discovery Institute do not necessarily share each other’s views.) 4 fellows along with Ann Coulter will have their interviews aired: Richard Weikart, Phil Johnson, Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells.

It turns out Ann Coulter will have made two successive appearances talking about ID in two back-to-back weeks. For those of you who missed it, check out last week’s edition with Ann Coulter: The ACLU vs. Creation in the Classroom. She’ll be making another appearance this week!

Here is an 8-minute preiview with Coulter and Weikart: Darwin’s Deadly Legacy Preiview


Here is the link to the Book TV archive of the program last weekend. Francis Collins will be on next weekend: http://www.booktv.org/feature/index.asp?segID=7351&schedID=448 todd
Hi Sal!! Yeah, the folks over at KCFS are probably some of the most unreasonable folks I've ever come across, but for some reason unbeknownst to me, I do have a soft spot for a few of them. Maybe someday they'll come to their senses. Or at least one can hope... Forthekids
Forethekids!!! Great to see you! Welcome! Isn't this place a lot more hospitable than the Kansas Center For Sewage (KCFS)? Salvador scordova
I wish I had cable. :( EJ Klone
I watched the two flicks this evening while switching channels back and forth like crazy. I know they’re being aired again this weekend, but I had trouble sticking with one. They were both quite interesting. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Kennedy, but it was actually very well put together, IMO. The segments from the DI folks were excellent, and of course Ann was blunt as usual. I get a kick out of her. On the other channel, West and Luskin did an OUTSTANDING job of explaining the Dover case. Now I’ll have to get the book so I have the information in writing to devour and share with others. Boy, that Luskin talks and mile a minute and he jammed a ton of information into that hour and a half. I wish I’d have taped the thing. Hopefully the DI will have it available on DVD. We need to get it to the those in the general public who are quite confused as to the Dover decision due to misinformation in the media. Forthekids
Apparently since this is such a big TV weekend for the Discovery Institute, DI Pesident, Bruce Chapman has weighed in on the Coral Ridge Hour show: Did Darwinism “Evolve” into Hitler’s Programs and the “New Eugenics”?. I'm a bit relieved he's finally said something, as I was starting to feel like something of a black sheep for bringing up the Coral Ridge Hour in connection with the ID story at GMU : Crocker, Sisson, Cordova, Chenette: TV special on ID in Higher Education. scordova
Enticing! I'll have the popcorn ready! :) crandaddy

Leave a Reply