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,” CNSNews.com (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,
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,” Beliefnet.com (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).