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, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Winston Ewert about his article that was published recently in the journal BIO-Complexity. Dr. Ewert's paper criticizes a number of computer programs that purport to show that irreducible complexity could result from random, unguided evolution. He finds that "The prediction of irreducible complexity in computer simulations is that such systems will not generally evolve apart from intelligent aid" and this prediction "has thus far stood the test in computer models.”
On this episode of ID the Future, Michael Behe is on The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward to discuss his work that that presents a challenge to neo-Darwinian evolution, including his books Darwin’s Black Box and The Edge of Evolution. Behe explains his “irreducible complexity” concept, and also gives an overview of research by Richard Lenski that shows that random mutation is “like a bull in a china shop.”
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Senior Fellow Jay Richards about distortions and outright falsehoods presented in the re-vamped Cosmos TV series. Dr. Richards discusses how Cosmos presents science and religion as enemies by misrepresenting the lives of Giordano Bruno, Isaac Newton, and Mozi.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses his recent article in Salvo Magazine, "Deity Added: Theistic Evolution Is Nearly as Problematic as Atheistic Darwinism," which explains many scientific problems with the theistic evolution viewpoint. Listen in as Luskin explains what the evidence shows, and notes that "theistic evolutionists make precisely the same scientific arguments that secular, atheistic, Darwinian evolutionists make. Theistic evolutionists essentially baptize materialistic ideas by adding, 'And by the way, God did it this way'--although when pressed they'd admit that you can't empirically detect God's actions in any of it." For more info on Salvo Magazine, check out www.salvomag.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear a past episode of The Universe Next Door in which Tom Woodward talks to CSC Associate Director John West about the themes of his book The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. If C. S. Lewis were around today, would he be a supporter of intelligent design or theistic evolution? Dr. West discusses what Lewis has to say about science, evolution, and the dangers of scientism.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear a recent debate between Dr. Stephen Meyer and Rev. Michael Dowd that took place on the Michael Medved Show. Rev. Dowd is an advocate of Evolution Theology, or "Religion 2.0" (see his personal credo here), and author of Thank God for Evolution.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear more of Dr. Stephen Webb’s conversation with CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin. Webb tells his personal story of how he became interested in intelligent design, and discusses his experience as an ID-friendly professor teaching a class on evolution and religion.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Ryan Huxley, president of the Intelligent Design & Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center, about his recent work creating free study guides for Illustra Media documentaries on intelligent design. Mr. Huxley also gives some background on the IDEA Center and how he became involved with the organization. Go to www.ideacenter.org to download the free study guides.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear an episode of Tom Woodward’s radio show The Universe Next Door, which features CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin. Luskin explains the mystery of the Cambrian explosion, gives examples of human designs that copy designs in nature, and gives 5 major problems with current theories about the chemical origin of life.
On this episode of ID The Future, we’re featuring clips of questions and answers with Wesley J. Smith and John West from the premiere of The War on Humans documentary. Smith and West briefly answer questions about the threat of the fringe element of the radical animal rights movement; the advance of animal rights proponents' political agenda; and the regulatory process that is creeping towards scientism.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues to talk with physicist Dr. David Snoke, asking him about his experience as the founder of the Christian Scientific Society (CSS). Dr. Snoke discusses why he started the CSS and what the organization is about, including its approach to intelligent design. For more information or to join the Christian Scientific Society, visit www.christianscientific.org.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems with author Dr. William Dembski. Is design in nature just an "illusion," as Richard Dawkins proclaims? Dembski and co-author Dr. Jonathan Wells show the answer is "no." Biologists have and continue to use the assumption of design successfully, precisely because design in biology is not an illusion but real. Hear from William Dembski, Michael Behe, Vern Poythress, and other distinguised scholars at the 2014 Westminster Conference on Science and Faith in Philadelphia. Visit our Westminster Conference event page for more information and to register.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear more from physics professor Dr. David Snoke. Dr. Snoke gives a brief review of Stephen Meyer's Darwin's Doubt, offers advice to students who are open to intelligent design theory and pursuing a career in the sciences, and also discusses the ID-friendly views that he frequently comes across in the physics community.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Snoke, a professor of physics and President and Founder of the Christian Scientific Society, is on the show to talk with Research Coordinator Casey Luskin. Listen in as Dr. Snoke discusses how he got started in science as a career, his research in the field of physics, and his interest in the science of life's origins and intelligent design.
On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze interviews Casey Luskin about the importance of peer-review within the scientific community. The 50th pro-intelligent design paper was recently published, despite the frequent claim by critics that there are no peer-reviewed published papers supporting ID. Although such criticism has been seen to be invalid, it still raises the question--must a scientific theory appear in a peer-reviewed journal in order to be good, legitimate science?