Intelligent Design The Future show

Intelligent Design The Future

Summary: The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.

Podcasts:

 Intelligent Design in South Africa: Brian Miller and Ray Bohlin Report | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 820

This episode of ID the Future features a conversation between physicist Brian Miller and biologist Ray Bohlin and about their recent speaking tour in South Africa, where they made a case for intelligent design. The pair talk about the open reception they received from sympathizers and skeptics alike. South Africa, they say, is less infused with materialistic philosophy than is Europe or America’s research universities. This means an open door for ID. However, it’s a door that threatens to close, they warn. Listen in to learn more. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Wesley J. Smith: Human Cloning, Human Exceptionalism, Human Rights (and Wrongs) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 801

On this episode of ID the Future, Dean Abbott hosts Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith in a conversation about human cloning, human exceptionalism, and human rights. Smith explains some of the reasons behind the drive toward human cloning, and places the error of that thinking in historic context of some of the worst ethical mistakes humans have made down through history. It’s all about forgetting who we are as human beings. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Meyer and Prager, Pt. 2: Of ID Critics and Their Contradictions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1112

This episode of ID the Future features the second half of philosopher of science Stephen Meyer’s recent appearance on the Dennis Prager Show. Meyer and Prager discuss some of the critics of intelligent design who tie themselves in knots: Theistic evolutionists who claims life arose through a completely undirected process directed by God, and materialists who insist on a universe from “nothing,” but where “nothing” means something. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 David Berlinski & Michael Denton, Pt. 3: Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Worldview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1067

On this episode of ID The Future from the vault, mathematician David Berlinski joins biochemist Michael Denton for continued discussion on the difficulties of Darwinian evolution to be a viable modern theory of the origin and development of life and the cosmos.  On this episode, Berlinski explains why many conservative intellectuals have trouble doubting Darwin. Denton suggests that the mechanistic, Darwinian framework will eventually collapse, and reviews the essential differences in worldview between the Darwin supporter and the Darwin doubter. Tune in to the final episode of this stimulating exchange! Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 How Stephen Meyer Changed Dennis Prager’s Mind, Pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1205

On this episode of ID the Future we hear part one of Dennis Prager’s remarkable Prager Show conversation with Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science in Culture. Prager had been agnostic on evolution, but reading and talking with Meyer changed his mind, he says. And it wasn’t any religious concerns, Prager explains. It was the science. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Debate Really Is Good for Science Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 684

On this episode of ID the Future, host Robert Crowther interviews Sarah Chaffee, Program Director for Education and Public Policy at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. With long experience in formal debate, as a student and beyond student years, Chaffee explains how defending views strengthens students’ education. She also corrects a persistent misconception about the Discovery Institute’s science education policy: It’s about more evolution education, not less. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 David Berlinski & Michael Denton, Pt. 2: Darwinian Stalemate? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 937

On this episode of ID The Future, philosopher and author David Berlinski joins geneticist and researcher Michael Denton for continued discussion on the debate over Darwinian evolution. Why has the theory persisted? What weaknesses threaten its existence in the 21st century?As Berlinski puts it: “…applying Darwinian principles to problems of this level of complexity is like putting a Band-Aid on a wound caused by an atomic weapon. It’s just not going to work.” Listen in as Berlinski and Denton explain why the Darwinian mechanism is being widely questioned as a viable theory of the origin and development of life. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Tom Gilson Reviews J.P. Moreland’s New Book on the Dangers of Scientism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 523

On this episode of ID the Future, Tom Gilson reviews J.P. Moreland’s new book Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology. Moreland’s book explains scientism as irrational, self-refuting, and contradictory to crucial human and spiritual knowledge — yet it hangs over and around all of us like the air we breathe. And because it’s everywhere you turn, Moreland argues, it’s vital that we learn to recognize and respond to it. This review first appeared in print at The Stream, where Gilson is a senior editor. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Children of Light — and Water — With Dr. Michael Denton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 757

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Michael Denton talks with host Sarah Chaffee about his new book Children of Light: The Astonishing Properties of Sunlight That Make Us Possible. Dr. Denton speaks of the properties of both light and water: From photosynthesis to metabolism to circulation, even from plate tectonics to the hydrologic cycle, both have exactly what it takes — in “amazingly fortuitous” ways — to make complex organic life possible; showing once again that the world is fine-tuned by a designing intelligence. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 David Berlinski & Michael Denton: Primary Objections to Neo-Darwinism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 894

On this episode of ID The Future from the vault, Discovery Institute senior fellows David Berlinski and Michael Denton, both long-time critics of neo-Darwinism, discuss their primary objections to neo-Darwinian theory. For Berlinski, a mathematician and author of The Deniable Darwin, the problem is quantitative and methodological. For Denton, a geneticist and author of the new Discovery Institute Press book Children of Light: The Astonishing Properties of Light that Make Us Possible, the problem is empirical. Don’t miss this engaging discussion.  Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Children of Light Author Michael Denton on the Dazzling Evidence of Fine-Tuning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 909

On this episode of ID the Future, Michael Denton explores a “miraculous convergence of properties” for life. Denton is both a medical doctor and a PhD biochemist, and now the author of the new book Children of Light: The Astonishing Properties of Sunlight That Make Us Possible (ebook available here). He lets his astonishment flow freely in this interview with host Sarah Chaffee, with topics ranging from the light of the sun to key chemicals here on earth. Taken together, it’s “an astonishing coincidence. … Science has discovered the fine-tuning… it’s not in doubt.… I’m blown away by this evidence.” And the common-sense conclusion, he says, is that a designing intelligence has fiddled with things to make life like us possible. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Dependency Graph, Pt. 2: Winston Ewert Defends His Groundbreaking New ID Model | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1240

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Winston Ewert continues unpacking his new hypothesis challenging Darwin’s tree of life. Ewert is a software engineer, and his new model is inspired by the coder strategy of repurposing existing code, called modules, for different projects. Moreover, some of these modules depend on other modules, meaning you can generate a dependency graph to better understand the similarities and differences among software programs that share modules. Ewert argues that a dependency graph model better explains the pattern of similarities and differences in the history of life, better than a model of common descent by unguided evolution. As he also explains, the new model is testable in multiple ways. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Dr. Michael Denton: Extraordinary Fine-Tuning Permits Human Use of Fire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 596

On this episode of ID the Future, Robert Crowther interviews Dr. Michael Denton about the film Fire-Maker, which is available to watch for free on YouTube. Denton discusses how finely-tuned conditions allowing for both combustion and human life fostered development of technology and describes how it is a ‘close call’ that we are even able to make fires. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Winston Ewert Unpacks his New ID Model, the Dependency Graph--Pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1013

On this episode of ID the Future, guest host Robert J. Marks talks with Dr. Winston Ewert about Ewert’s groundbreaking new hypothesis challenging Darwin’s common descent tree of life. The new model is based on the well-established technique of repurposing software code in different software projects. Ewert, a senior researcher at Biologic and the Evolutionary Informatics Lab, describes the nested hierarchical pattern of life and how any credible theory of life’s origin and diversity must explain it. He then describes how Darwin’s basic theory fits, and doesn’t fit, the pattern, and the various ancillary mechanisms invoked to close the gaps. These patches include horizontal gene transfer, convergent evolution, and incomplete lineage sorting. Ewert then cues up what he argues is a better, more elegant hypothesis, the common design hypothesis laid out in his peer-reviewed technical paper available here.

 The Dangers of Totalitarian Science: Pt. 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1007

On this episode of ID the Future we hear part two of a panel discussion on “The Danger of Totalitarian Science,” held at the July 2018 FreedomFest in Las Vegas. This discussion followed a screening there of the film Human Zoos, written and directed by Dr. John West. In this second episode, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow George Gilder raises concerns about artificial intelligence — but not the usual economic ones. He’s more concerned about the thinking underlying some of the more ambitious attempts at AI — and how it would tend to turn the whole world into one very large yet confining human zoo.

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