By profession, I am an attorney who works in Seattle, Washington as Program Officer in Public Policy & Legal Affairs with The Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. In my spare time, I volunteer with a non-profit organization called the "IDEA Center," which helps students learn about and promote the scientific theory of intelligent design on university and high school campuses. Additionally, I am a senior editor at Salvo Magazine.

Although my present job is within the public policy / legal arena, science has always been my chief academic love. Before earning my J.D. (law degree) from the University of San Diego, I obtained a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Earth Sciences from the University of California at San Diego. During that time I focused much of my studies on evolution, taking over a dozen courses covering evolutionary biology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I also spent about 4 years conducting geological research at Scripps Institution for Oceanography.

In my spare time, I enjoy speaking and writing on the debate over evolution and intelligent design (ID). In this capacity, I've debated leading ID-critics at venues such as Scripps Institution for Oceanography; the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco; Western Washington University; and the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. Much of my material can be found on Evolution News & Views, where I am a regular contributor, as well as the Intelligent Design the Future podcast.

Here are some selected examples of books / book contributions, scholarly articles, and popular articles I have published:

  • Casey Luskin, “Arsenic and Boldface” (feature story), Salvo Magazine (Issue 16, Spring 2011).

  • Casey Luskin, “At a Loss: How Can Critics Still Not See that ID Research Programs Exist,” Salvo Magazine (Issue 17, Summer 2011).

  • Casey Luskin, “Smelling Blood in the Water: Why Theistic Evolution Won’t Appease the New Atheists,” in God and Evolution, edited by John West and Jay Wesley Richards (Discovery Institute Press, 2010) (Note: God and Evolution was co-awarded a “Book of the Year” award by World Magazine in 2011).

  • Casey Luskin “Every Bit Digital: DNA’s Programming Really Bugs Some ID Critics,” in Signature of Controversy, edited by David Klinghoffer (Discovery Institute Press, 2010).

  • Casey Luskin, “Religion doesn't belong in public schools, but debate over Darwinian evolution does,” Christian Science Monitor (December 16, 2010).

  • Casey Luskin, “El Argumento Positive de Diseño,” in Diseño Inteligente: Hacia Un Nuevo Paradigma Científico (Mario A. López, ed., Organización Internacional para el Avance Cientifico del Diseño Inteligente, 2010).

  • Casey Luskin, “Motor Works: Flagellating Objections to Irreducible Complexity,” Salvo Magazine (Issue 15, Winter 2010).

  • Casey Luskin, “Zeal for Darwin’s House Consumes Them: How Supporters of Evolution Encourage Violations of the Establishment Clause,” Liberty University Law Review, Vol. 3(2):403-489 (Spring, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “The Constitutionality and Pedagogical Benefits of Teaching Evolution Scientifically,” University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. IV(1):204-277 (Fall, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “Does Challenging Darwin Create Constitutional Jeopardy? A Comprehensive Survey of Case Law Regarding the Teaching of Biological Origins,” Hamline Law Review, Vol. 32(1):1 (Winter, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “Intelligent Design,” entry in Praeger Handbook of Religion and Education in the United States, edited by James Carper (Greenwood Publishing, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “Let's restore civility to the debate on evolution and intelligent design,” Washington D.C. Examiner (November 13, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “Darwin’s Dilemma: Evolutionary Elite Choose Censorship Over Scientific Debate,” (October 15, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “Preparing Students to Intelligently Question Darwin This Fall,” The Church Report (October 5, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “What ‘Ida’ Give for a Missing Link,” Washington D.C. Examiner and San Francisco Examiner (June 8, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “Creationism,” entry in Praeger Handbook of Religion and Education in the United States, edited by James Carper (Greenwood Publishing, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, "Darwin, Intelligent Design, and Freedom of Discovery on Evolutionists' Holy Day," U.S. News & World Report (February 10, 2009).

  • Casey Luskin, “Finding Intelligent Design in Nature,” chapter in Intelligent Design 101: Leading Experts Explain the Key Issues, edited by H. Wayne House (Kregel, 2008).

  • Casey Luskin and Logan Paul Gage, “A Reply to Francis Collins’ Darwinian Arguments for Common Ancestry of Apes and Humans,” appendix in Intelligent Design 101: Leading Experts Explain the Key Issues, edited by H. Wayne House (Kregel, 2008).

  • Casey Luskin, "Academic Freedom and Evolution," San Diego Union Tribune (2008).

  • Casey Luskin, “Has ID Been Banned in Public Schools?,” Salvo Magazine, Issue 4 (2008).

  • David DeWolf, John West, and Casey Luskin, “Intelligent Design Will Survive Kitzmiller v. Dover,” Montana Law Review, Vol. 68:7 (Winter, 2007).

  • Anika Smith and Casey Luskin, Review of Intelligent Thought in Touchstone Magazine (2007).

  • David K. DeWolf, John West, Casey Luskin, Jonathan Witt, Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Trial (Discovery Institute Press, 2006).

  • Casey Luskin, “Do Car Engines Run on Lugnuts? A Response to Ken Miller & Judge Jones's Straw Tests of Irreducible Complexity for the Bacterial Flagellum,” ISCID Archives (April, 2006).

  • Casey Luskin, “All Sides of the Issue Belong in the Classroom,” op-ed in Philadelphia Inquirer (Sept. 29, 2005).

  • Casey Luskin, “What Is Intelligent Design?,” Human Events (2005).

  • Casey Luskin, “Future of Conservatism: Darwin or Design?,” Human Events (2005).

  • Casey Luskin, “It's Constitutional But Not Smart to Teach Intelligent Design in Schools,” (2005).

  • Casey Luskin, “Intelligent Design and Human Evolution,” Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design (Summer, 2005).

  • Casey Luskin, "Alternative Viewpoints about Biological Origins as Taught in Public Schools," Journal of Church and State (Summer, 2005).

  • Lisa Tauxe, Casey Luskin, Peter Selkin, Phillip Gans, and Andy Calvert, “Paleomagnetic results from the Snake River Plain: Contribution to the time-averaged field global database,” Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (G3), 5(8) (August, 2004).

  • Casey Luskin, “Intelligent design debate becomes personal,” Research News & Opportunities in Science and Theology (December, 2002).


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