This is difficult to write, because we don’t have a news article to which we can link. We do have a trusted source for this information, but it isn’t public yet. Nevertheless, because it’s of great importance we’re going to disclose it anyway.
Most of you know who Casey Luskin is. Wikipedia briefly mentions him in their article on the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. They say: “Luskin also writes for the Discovery Institute’s blog, offering critiques of evolution, which have been met with stiff criticism and rebuttal from the scientific community.”
That’s old information that somehow was never updated. Five years ago we wrote Casey Luskin Leaves the Discovery Institute, and he’s been missed ever since then. Indeed, he was a big favorite around here — see Casey Luskin Is Named a Curmudgeon Fellow.
Many of you have heard rumors that Casey is returning to the Discovery Institute. We have strong reason to believe that those rumors are true! We’ve seen what purports to be solid information — but it isn’t public yet. Nevertheless, we’ll pass it on to you.
As we understand it, there will be changes in the Discovery Institute’s leadership team. Steve Meyer wills remain the Director of the Center for Science and Culture. John West will be moving from his present post as Associate Director into what is presumably a newly created position — Managing Director. And they will be bringing on board a new Associate Director. Who will that new person be? That’s the really big news.
It’s Casey Luskin! He left the Discoveroids at the end of 2015 to pursue a PhD in Geology. Now, with his PhD in hand, he has decided to return to the Discoveroids. Perhaps (we’re speculating here) there were no other opportunities open to him, given his earlier career as a Discoveroid creationist. But for whatever reason, he decided to return.
And that’s the news — but it hasn’t been revealed to the public yet. If we’re wrong, it won’t be the first time, and we will confess that we were misled. But if it’s true, then you heard it here first.
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