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.
On this episode of ID the Future hear part 2 of Casey Luskin's talk on the latest findings in microbiology and how they impact the debate over intelligent design and Darwinian evolution (find part 1 of his talk here). Casey discusses the current information age of biology, and how only intelligent design can make sense of the latest discoveries.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the first part of a talk that Casey Luskin recently gave on the latest findings in molecular biology. Casey Luskin discusses the non-coding DNA that control a huge of the cellular processes, and what we still don't know about the genome. Listen in!
On this episode of ID the Future hear more of John West's interview with Dr. Bill Dembski as they discuss Dr. Dembski's latest book Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information. Listen in as Dr. Dembski explains 3 central points at the heart of his book: the Tang problem, the problem of no, and transposition. Find out more about the book at www.beingascommunion.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the final segment of Casey Luskin's interview of Je'kob, a hip hop artist who has just released an album titled "This Side of the Sky," which includes tracks that express his views on intelligent design in the universe. Listen in as Je'kob gives his response to Darwin's Doubt and the new documentary Privileged Species. "This Side of the Sky" is now available! Purchase it at Amazon or iTunes. Also, be sure to check out Je’kob’s single “I Believe” on YouTube.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Associate Director John West sits down with Mathematician and Philosopher Dr. Bill Dembski to discuss his new book Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information. Dr. Dembski describes his book as "trying...to make sense of the world if matter is not the most fundamental thing, but information is." Tune in to this fascinating discussion about our understanding of information, and how it can transform our view of the world. Purchase Being as Communion at Amazon.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin addresses the question: Is intelligent design science? While the precise definition of “science” has long been debated, most would agree that there are certain qualities that clearly define some ideas as science. Luskin examines the theory of intelligent design by this criteria, showing how ID uses the scientific method, undergoes peer review, and does not require non-natural causes.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his conversation with hip hop artist Je'kob about his new album, which includes songs that express his take on intelligent design. Casey asks Je'kob some thoughtful questions about his experiences discussing and articulating intelligent design, how his views have effected his career, and more. Listen in! "This Side of the Sky" is now available! Purchase it at Amazon or iTunes. Also, be sure to check out Je’kob’s single “I Believe” on YouTube.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with up-and-coming hip hop artist Je’kob about his new album “This Side of the Sky,” which includes some tracks that discuss intelligent design. Je’kob gives his perspective on purpose and design in the universe, reflecting on why he was inspired to include intelligent design themes in his music. "This Side of the Sky" will be released tomorrow, October 7! Purchase it at Amazon or iTunes. Also, be sure to check out Je’kob’s single “I Believe” on YouTube
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Paul Nelson to hear his take on a recent NYT op-ed authored by University of Washington Professor David Barash. In his article, Prof. Barash explains "The Talk" he gives to his students, in which he insists that science and religion are incompatible. How should students respond to professors that attack their worldviews, and claim to be backed by science? Dr. Nelson gives some advice.
On this episode of ID the Future listen as Dr. William Dembski reflects on the origins of his thinking on intelligent design, acknowledging the influence of Richard Dawkins, who gave him the link between specification and complexity as a marker for ID. Order your copy of Being as Communion at a dramatic discount--only $25.95 plus shipping--at www.beingascommunion.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Dominic Halsmer, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University, continues the discussion of his peer-reviewed paper, “The Coherence Of An Engineered World,” published in the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Ann Gauger about her criticisms of the PBS video, "There Was No First Human," that attempts to show how evolutionary change happens. The video makes the claim that evolution has been a continuous and gradual process--a claim that many evolutionary biologists would disagree with, and that is not supported by evidence from the fossil record. Listen in as Dr. Gauger explains.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin takes a keen-eyed look at Darwin’s tree of life and finds that common descent, far from being confirmed by the data, is actually contradicted by it, as New Scientist pointed out in their cover story, “Why Darwin was wrong about the tree of life.” Listen in to learn how the data is challenging Darwinist assumptions, and check out “A Primer on the Tree of Life” for more information.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Jonathan Wells discusses a popular claim, which he describes as “DNA makes RNA makes protein makes us”—or, every organism contains a program for itself in its DNA. Though this view fits neatly with the perspective of Darwinian evolution, it has been shown to be incorrect at every step. Listen in as Dr. Wells explains.
On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and Casey Luskin discuss the lessons that can be learned from the past debate over continental drift. The continental drift controversy was reflective of a distinct pattern in the history of science: new theories that challenge convention are mocked and ridiculed–sometimes for two or three generations–before finally being accepted by the scientific community. The important takeaway lesson is: follow the evidence, not the crowd.