On Dec. 20, 2005, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District—the trial that set the stage for a national debate on the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design (ID) as an alternative to evolution—was 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.
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