Intelligent Design in the Classroom: Kitzmiller v. Dover, 10 Years Later (Audio)

In a special podcast, we spoke with professors Michael Weisberg and Paul Sniegowski about their experience with the case—and whether public attitudes on evolution have changed—as well as lead counsel and Penn Law graduate Eric Rothschild and presiding judge John E. Jones III.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Interviews and Narration by Blake Cole

Recorded and Edited by Alex Schein 

On Dec. 20, 2005, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Districtthe trial that set the stage for a national debate on the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design (ID) as an alternative to evolutionwas decided. In the lead-up to the trial, Michael Weisberg, professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy department, and Paul Sniegowski, professor of biology, co-authored a letter on behalf of their departments in support of the teachers who argued against the inclusion of ID in the curriculum. We spoke with them, as well as the lead counsel for the plaintiffs, Penn Law graduate Eric Rothschild, and the Honorable Judge John E. Jones III, who presided over the case.