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DID RICHARD DAWKINS HAND CREATIONISTS THEIR NEXT SCHOOL STRATEGY?


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BY ADAM SHAPIRO JUNE 15, 2016

DID RICHARD DAWKINS HAND CREATIONISTS THEIR NEXT SCHOOL STRATEGY?

nce the 1990s the Discovery Institute, a conservative think-tank, has tried to make it easier to teach intelligent design in public schools. They have had some successes, and one big setback: in 2005, the Institute and its allies lost Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, a landmark case that ruled it unconstitutional to teach intelligent design (ID) in public classrooms.

 

The Discovery Institute denies that the decade since Kitzmiller has been disappointing for them. Still, while the past ten years have seen some success for the intelligent design movement, it has not become the culture-sweeping campaign that some of its founders envisioned.

 

A recent law review article by legal scholar Casey Luskin, though, outlines a new position that might help bring intelligent design into the classroom—or at least back into the courts. Luskin’s strategy capitalizes on one of the thornier claims in the Kitzmiller decision, and it demonstrates how rhetoric used by New Atheists can sometimes backfire, actually making it easier to challenge evolution-only curricula in court Scissors-32x32.png http://religiondispatches.org/did-richard-dawkins-hand-creationists-their-next-school-strategy/

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