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:

 Janet Parshall and Jonathan Witt Talk Scientific Heretics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1187

Today’s episode of ID the Future features “In the Market” radio host Janet Parshall interviewing Center for Science and Culture senior fellow Jonathan Witt, co-author of the recent book Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design. Witt and Parshall discuss the book Heretic, some brave anti-Darwin heretics, and a recent scholarly study claiming to show that greater science education and science literacy encourages acceptance of evolution. Witt highlights what he sees as some glaring problems in the study’s survey, and in the way Darwinian evolution is normally taught. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Kenneth Miller’s Darwinian Theism: Trying, and Failing, to Square a Circle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 700

On this episode of ID the Future, Pr. Emeritus Michael Flannery (U of Alabama-Birmingham) continues his discussion of evolutionist Kenneth Miller’s recent book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will. Flannery suggests that Miller’s “theistic evolution” is more precisely Darwinian theism — and that such a marriage is as ultimately hopeless as squaring the proverbial circle.Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Another Evolutionary Icon: The Long-Necked Giraffe, Pt. 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 455

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, hear the final segment of Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig’s discussion of the long-necked giraffe. Tune in as Lönnig examines the potential of sexual selection as an evolutionary explanation of the long-necked giraffe and considers intelligent design as an alternate explanation. Read his book on the giraffe here! Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Ann Gauger Defends a New Anthology Critiquing Theistic Evolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1047

On this episode of ID the Future, biologist Ann Gauger responds to a negative review of the new Crossway anthology Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, arguing that parts of the review are confused and contradictory. For instance, Denis Lamoureux uses classic design language while denying design. He says design is all front-loaded so that random evolutionary processes can produce designed outcomes, thus changing the meaning of both "random" and "evolution." He accuses ID of being theologically driven, apparently unaware that it’s theistic evolution that is theological. And he seeks to support faith through appreciation of the wonders of nature while insisting that appeals to evidence of design in nature somehow undermine faith. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 A Critique of Evolutionist Kenneth Miller’s New Book The Human Instinct | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 947

On this episode of ID the Future, host Mike Keas interviews Dr. Michael Flannery on evolutionist Kenneth Miller’s new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will. Miller is prominent as a science educator and supporter of Neo-Darwinian theistic evolution. Flannery, a historian of science, argues that Miller’s attempt to defend human exceptionalism on Neo-Darwinian grounds runs into fatal difficulties, as have similar attempts before.  Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Another Evolutionary Icon: The Long-Necked Giraffe, Pt. 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 590

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig shares more about why the body plan of the long-neck giraffe could not have evolved in a step-by-step Darwinian fashion. He gives an account of the rational design of the giraffe's recurrent laryngeal nerve, a feature that Richard Dawkins and other evolutionists claim can only be explained by Darwinian evolution. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Rabbi Moshe Averick Talks ID, Atheism and Nonsense of a High Order | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1032

On this episode of ID the Future, host Ira Berkowitz continues his conversation with Rabbi Moshe Averick about the rabbi’s book Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused World of Modern Atheism. Averick answers the who-designed-the-designer objection, shows how questions about God and intelligent design can’t be shoved aside as unimportant, and has a bit of fun recounting a dustup he had with evolutionist Jerry Coyne. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Octopuses from the Sky, Scientists Propose Sci-Fi: “Aliens Seeded Life on Earth” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 812

On this episode of ID the Future, host Sarah Chaffee and microbiologist Ann Gauger talk about “panspermia,” the topic of a peer-reviewed paper published recently by several very serious scientists. Panspermia tries to get around the problem of life’s origin on earth by suggesting it started somewhere else and somehow landed and liked it here. Maybe even aliens sent it our way. Maybe (honest — this is a real theory) the first octopuses came here special delivery, as encapsulated embryos falling from the sky. Anything but design, for these very serious scientists. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Another Evolutionary Icon: The Long-Necked Giraffe, Pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1174

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, geneticist Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig talks about his book, The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe. For years, Darwinists have presented the giraffe as a textbook example of adaptive morphological change in response to environmental conditions.  Tune in as Dr. Lönnig discusses the problems with the idea that millions of years of mutations could create the many differences between a short-necked and a long-necked giraffe. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Rabbi Moshe Averick Deflates the Multiverse, and the New Atheists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 716

On this episode of ID the Future, Jerusalem-based guest host Ira Berkowitz talks with Rabbi Moshe Averick about his book Nonsense of a Higher Order: The Confused World of Modern Atheism, a critique of the the new atheists’ views on nature. Rabbi Averick shares his spirited takedown of the multiverse theory for the origin of life, dismantles the “God of the Gaps” objection to intelligent design, and wonders why people who criticize books like his think they can do so intelligently without taking the time to read them. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Prof. John Lennox on His Book Seven Days That Divide the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1100

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Jay Richards talks with Professor and author John Lennox about his book, Seven Days that Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science. In his book, Lennox delves into controversial issues surrounding science and faith, answering common questions regarding apparent tensions between scripture and scientific evidence. Tune in as Professor Lennox demonstrates that science and faith are indeed compatible. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 The Tenth Anniversary of the Louisiana Science Education Act -- and Why It Matters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 892

On this episode of ID the Future, host Sarah Chaffee talks with Center for Science and Culture co-founder Dr. John West about the Louisiana Science Education Act, passed ten years ago this week. Dr. West explains why it mattered then for academic freedom, how it's stood up to criticism in the ten years since then, and why it matters today — including the example it sets for other states as well-crafted, resilient, and science-friendly legislation, that even the ACLU has recognized it needs to support! Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Academic Freedom in Louisiana Public Schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 996

On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Dr. Wade Warren, zoologist and holder of the C.J. Cavanaugh Endowed Chair in Biology at Louisiana College, on the ten year anniversary of the passage of the Louisiana Science Education Act. This act gave teachers freedom to teach both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of evolution — not including intelligent design or religion — without fear of reprisal. Dr. Warren recalls the reasons he advocated for its passage, and discusses pluses and minuses with the more recent Louisiana state science standards — including some scientists’ strange “discomfort” with some facts, even though they don’t disagree with them. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Morality in a Meaningless World: An Interview With Rabbi Moshe Averick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 789

What happens to morality when the world has no meaning? On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Discovery Institute fellow Paul Nelson interviews Rabbi Moshe Averick, who discusses his book, Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist. Rabbi Averick ran educational programs at UCLA and Northridge University in Los Angeles, and then became one of the founding faculty members of Aish Toronto and later at the Shaalvim Rabbinical Seminary in Israel. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Information in Nature, Intelligence Detecting and Creating It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 885

On this episode of ID the Future, engineer, lawyer, and computer expert Eric Anderson continues his discussion hosted by Mike Keas on what it means that there’s information in DNA as opposed to most other physical objects. He talks about what intelligence really is and does — and why we know it’s involved in creating the unique information in DNA. And he recommends an answer we can give to those who “dig their heels in” and disagree on what information is about. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

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