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:

 Jonathan Wells on the Eye Evolution Simulation That Failed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 637

On this episode of ID the Future, biologist Jonathan Wells talks with Ray Bohlin about a conversation he imagined between evolutionists Richard Dawkins and Dan-Eric Nilsson, and published recently at Evolution News. Dawkins had lectured (in real life) on Nilsson’s computer simulation work, showing the human eye could have evolved easily and quickly. What would the two of them have said when Nilsson contacted Dawkins and told him, “I’m sorry, Richard, but I didn’t do that simulation?” Wells imagines them talking about rushing the work on that simulation. But then, what about the next conversation when the simulation failed? Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Living Fossils Really Do Live — and Pose Problems for Evolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1230

On this episode of ID the Future, German paleo-entomologist Dr. Günter Bechly explains the real, living problem of living fossils — a term resisted by evolutionists though coined by Darwin himself and undeniably a living reality. These plants and animals have remained unchanged over eons: in the case of the horseshoe crab, nearly half a billion years through enormous upheaval. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Living Fossils Really Do Live — and Pose Problems for Evolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1230

On this episode of ID the Future, German paleo-entomologist Dr. Günter Bechly explains the real, living problem of living fossils — a term resisted by evolutionists though coined by Darwin himself and undeniably a living reality. These plants and animals have remained unchanged over eons: in the case of the horseshoe crab, nearly half a billion years through enormous upheaval. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Evolving Enzymes and Testing Darwin's Theory With Ann Gauger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 744

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, biologist Ann Gauger discusses an article in BIO-Complexity that she and Douglas Axe authored. Listen in as Dr. Gauger shares how she tested the changes necessary to evolve enzymes by a Darwinian mechanism, and stay tuned as she shares the results on our next podcast. Ann Gauger received a BS in biology from MIT, and a PhD in developmental biology from the University of Washington, where she studied cell adhesion molecules involved in Drosophila embryogenesis. As a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard she cloned and characterized the Drosophila kinesin light chain. Her research has been published in Nature, Development, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Evolving Enzymes and Testing Darwin's Theory With Ann Gauger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 744

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, biologist Ann Gauger discusses an article in BIO-Complexity that she and Douglas Axe authored. Listen in as Dr. Gauger shares how she tested the changes necessary to evolve enzymes by a Darwinian mechanism, and stay tuned as she shares the results on our next podcast. Ann Gauger received a BS in biology from MIT, and a PhD in developmental biology from the University of Washington, where she studied cell adhesion molecules involved in Drosophila embryogenesis. As a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard she cloned and characterized the Drosophila kinesin light chain. Her research has been published in Nature, Development, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Cornelius Hunter on the Ever-Receding Ancestor to Mitochondria | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1066

On this episode of ID the Future, biophysicist Cornelius Hunter explains how mitochondria, the powerhouse of eukaryotic cells, pose a powerful and newly acute problem for evolution. For years evolutionists thought that some early cells must somehow have brought other cells inside of them, and those other cells then mysteriously evolved into mitochondria. But recent research undermines that notion. Why do many evolutionists then still cling to the idea? Dr. Hunter’s answer explains how a lot of evolutionary thinking persists in the face of mounting contrary evidence. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Cornelius Hunter on the Ever-Receding Ancestor to Mitochondria | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1066

On this episode of ID the Future, biophysicist Cornelius Hunter explains how mitochondria, the powerhouse of eukaryotic cells, pose a powerful and newly acute problem for evolution. For years evolutionists thought that some early cells must somehow have brought other cells inside of them, and those other cells then mysteriously evolved into mitochondria. But recent research undermines that notion. Why do many evolutionists then still cling to the idea? Dr. Hunter’s answer explains how a lot of evolutionary thinking persists in the face of mounting contrary evidence. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Scientist Names Dragonfly Species after Michael Behe. Gets Roasted. Shrugs. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1055

On this episode of ID the Future, paleoentomologist Günter Bechly discusses the new dragonfly fossil that he discovered, described, and named after intelligent design theorist Michael Behe--Chrismooreia michaelbehei. Bechly describes what’s remarkable about this stunning fossil, explains some problems dragonflies poses for Darwinism, and shares some of the strangely uninformed criticisms he’s received for naming the species after Behe. See pictures of the fossil on Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2018/04/new-species-of-fossil-dragonfly-named-for-id-proponent-michael-behe/ Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast. 

 Scientist Names Dragonfly Species after Michael Behe. Gets Roasted. Shrugs. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1055

On this episode of ID the Future, paleoentomologist Günter Bechly discusses the new dragonfly fossil that he discovered, described, and named after intelligent design theorist Michael Behe--Chrismooreia michaelbehei. Bechly describes what’s remarkable about this stunning fossil, explains some problems dragonflies poses for Darwinism, and shares some of the strangely uninformed criticisms he’s received for naming the species after Behe. See pictures of the fossil on Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2018/04/new-species-of-fossil-dragonfly-named-for-id-proponent-michael-behe/ Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast. 

 Evolutionary Biologist Richard Sternberg Discusses Modern Genomics and Junk DNA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1465

On this episode of ID The Future from the vault, Biologic Institute's Dr. Richard Sternberg explains what a gene is, how it works and how our understanding of genes and DNA has changed over the years. He also discusses the growing number of discoveries that are overturning the notion of junk DNA. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast. 

 Evolutionary Biologist Richard Sternberg Discusses Modern Genomics and Junk DNA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1465

On this episode of ID The Future from the vault, Biologic Institute's Dr. Richard Sternberg explains what a gene is, how it works and how our understanding of genes and DNA has changed over the years. He also discusses the growing number of discoveries that are overturning the notion of junk DNA. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast. 

 Dembski and McDowell’s Understanding Intelligent Design: 10 Years On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 953

On this episode of ID the Future, host Mike Keas talks with Sean McDowell about his book Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language, co-authored with William Dembski and released ten years ago. Sean talks about changes over the past ten years: Everyone has a smartphone and can, quicker than ever, find someone taking the other side of an argument, and many young people are trusting feelings more and science less. But some things haven’t changed, Sean argues: ID isn’t just good science, it’s good common sense. It just needs to be explained well. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast. 

 A Look at Nathan Lents’ WSJ Piece on the “Botched” Human Body | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1003

On this episode of ID the Future, Steve Laufmann critiques a recent article by Dr. Nathan H. Lents, The Botch of the Human Body. The article purports to show that so-called “design errors” in the human body prove it wasn’t designed. Laufmann describes five ways Lents’ argument is a “bizarre blend of ignorance and arrogance.” For instance, Lents often ignores something basic to engineering--the necessity of design tradeoffs. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast. 

 Testing Evolution and Finding It Wanting: An Interview With Douglas Axe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 671

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Casey Luskin continues his interview with Biologic Institute director Douglas Axe about his paper, “The Limit of Complex Adaptation: An Analysis Based on a Simple Model of Structured Bacterial Populations,” in BIO-Complexity. Listen in as Dr. Axe reports on the work done at Biologic Institute to test whether amino acids are able to be converted from one function to another in Darwinian step-wise fashion. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast. 

 Dr. Andrew Jones on “Actually Measuring Things Rather Than Telling Stories” in Population Genetics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 998

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Andrew Jones tells about his work on population genetics, with host Sarah Chaffee. Using statistical physics methods, by which, as he puts it, “we’re actually measuring things rather than telling stories,” scientists are refuting theories claiming that there could be no original human pair. These methods can show as well that even if evolution were otherwise possible, it would take much longer than the available time could allow.

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