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:

 Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 694

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Cornelius Hunter—a Discovery Institute Fellow, adjunct professor, and author—about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory.  In this third podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses how mutations are adaptive and features of James Shapiro’s natural genetic engineering model.

 Nature’s Prophet, Pt. 1: How Alfred Russel Wallace Embraced Intelligent Design | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 766

On this episode of ID the Future, historian Michael Flannery discusses his just-released book Nature’s Prophet: Alfred Russel Wallace and His Evolution from Natural Selection to Natural Theology. It’s the intellectual history of Wallace, who is credited with independently propounding the the theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin insisted on a purely materialistic version of the theory, but as Wallace studied the evidence, he grew convinced that intelligent design also played a role in the history of life, particularly in the origin of humans. Though not a religious person, he broke with the rising scientism of his day to argue that there must be some “overruling intelligence” behind nature. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Nancy Pearcey Urges Inconsistent Materialists: Love Thy Body | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1248

On this episode of ID the Future, author and professor Nancy Pearcey draws on her new book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality to explore two inconsistencies she sees with philosophical materialists. One inconsistency is their unlivable claim that “we have no free will.” The other is the materialist credo to take our cues from nature — except when it comes to the male or female sexual makeup of one’s body.

 Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 654

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Dr. Cornelius Hunter shares about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory.  In this second podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses the uniqueness of DNA code and differences in fundamental molecules. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Jay Richards’ ‘The Human Advantage’: Machines Aren’t Us, and They Aren’t Replacing Us, Either | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1070

On this episode of ID the Future, Robert Crowther talks with author Jay Richards about Richards’ new book The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines. Science fiction tantalizes us — and pundits terrorize us — with images of  intelligent machines taking over for humans. Really taking over, as in replacing us. Some thinkers even say that’s just the next phase, since we’re machines ourselves. Jay Richards explains how that’s wrong, and there’s a lot more to hope for than to fear in our future with our new smart machines. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Nancy Pearcey: Love Your Designed Body, Made for a Purpose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1092

On this episode of ID the Future, host Tod Butterfield talks with CSC Fellow and professor Nancy Pearcey about her new book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality. Who — or what — determines what we are? Why does it matter? And how should we act in light of the answers to those questions? Pearcey explores these questions, and explains how just about everything in ethics — including sexuality — begins with what we think about whether life has a design and a purpose. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 666

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Dr. Cornelius Hunter talks about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this first podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses why he was inspired to pursue this work. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 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.

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