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, Dr. David Berlinski continues his conversation with Casey Luskin as they examine Steven Pinker's claim that humanity is becoming less violent. Listen in as Berlinski and Luskin discuss war trends and crime rates and consider the question: are humans fundamentally good or evil?
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the first segment of an engaging discussion between acclaimed author Eric Metaxas and Dr. Stephen Meyer at Socrates in the City in New York. Tune in as Dr. Meyer defines the theory of intelligent design and explains how it is challenging neo-Darwinism. Visit www.SocratesintheCity.com to watch the complete interview.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a few cases of scientism acting as a quasi-religion. For many people, science— and evolution in particular—gives their lives a sense of meaning, providing an overarching vision of something larger than themselves. These recent pieces of science news illustrate exactly how evolutionary thinking can serve in the role of religious faith as scientific claims are made that go far beyond the evidence. For more on C.S. Lewis’ warnings against scientism, watch the short documentary The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism
On this episode of ID the Future, Senior Fellow Dr. David Berlinski and Casey Luskin discuss Steven Pinker’s argument from his recent book The Better Angels of Our Nature that human nature is improving. Tune in to this first segment as Dr. Berlinski examines statistical evidence used in support of Pinker’s argument and explains why he has doubts about Pinker’s claim that violence is on the decline.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin sits down with Joshua Youngkin, Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs, to discuss how Amarillo College recently cancelled a non-science, non-credit, intelligent design course after receiving threats from atheist activists. Listen in as Luskin and Youngkin talk about their investigation and give background on the situation.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Biologic Institute Director Douglas Axe about his response to critics of his peer-reviewed paper in Journal of Molecular Biology. Critics such as Arthur Hunt and Steve Matheson, have argued that Dr. Axe's paper should not be seen as supporting intelligent design. Of course, the author of the paper in question should be trusted to have the best perspective on the subject. Tune in and hear what Dr. Axe has to say as he corrects the misconceptions for us.
On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin finishes his interview with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig on the law of recurrent variation and the problems it poses for Darwinian evolution. Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.
On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin again sits down with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig to continue their talk on the law of recurrent variation and the problems it poses for Darwinian evolution. In this segment, Dr. Lönnig describes how mutation breeding has largely stopped worldwide, even as belief and faith in accidental mutations as the basis for all life forms is still flourishing. Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig sits down with CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin to discuss a topic that he has published widely on: the law of recurrent variation. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig gives a background of the law of recurrent variation and explains how efforts in mutation breeding have failed to bring about the expected revolution in plant and animal breeding. Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer appears on the Michael Medved Show to talk about Gravity – both the film and the force. Listen in on a fascinating discussion about this new hit movie, as well as deeper questions concerning our current understanding of how gravity works and academic backlash faced by Sir Isaac Newton. What parallels can be drawn with contemporary arguments against intelligent design?
On this episode of ID The Future, hear more from Dr. Stephen Meyer's recent talk for Socrates in the City in Washington, D.C. Meyer, Director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, explained why we are still debating Darwin and why it matters. Part 2 gives listeners an overview of the topic of Dr. Meyer's most recent book Darwin's Doubt, a follow-up to his 2009 landmark book Signature in the Cell. Tune in now!
On this episode of ID The Future, hear excerpts from a recent Socrates in the City event in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, answers the question "Why are we still debating Darwin, and why does it matter?" As Socrates once said, "the unexamined life is not worth living." In speaking at a Socrates in the City event, Dr. Meyer joins a host of other thinkers who try to address life's most important questions by encouraging thoughtful discourse and debate. The event was hosted by author Eric Metaxas. Listen now!
On this episode of ID The Future, host David Boze reports on the latest views of a group of cosmologists who want to establish a new philosophy of cosmology to tackle the big questions of the universe. What happened after the Big Bang? Was there something before that to cause the existence of the universe? What are bubble universes? Why does our planet seem fine-tuned for the existence of human life? And why is man the only species so far to be intelligent enough to produce technology? Listen in as Boze discusses a new approach to some very old problems.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Associate Director Dr. John West discusses the legacy of C.S. Lewis in honor of the recent 50th anniversary of Lewis’ passing. Tune in and learn about some of C.S. Lewis' seemingly prophetic insights into science and society, as well as his perspectives on Darwinism and intelligent design. To explore this topic further, visit CSLewisWeb.com. Watch the new short documentary that explores C.S. Lewis’ journey to discover evidence of intelligent design in a world filled with evil, cruelty, and suffering.
On this episode of ID The Future, CSC Fellow Dr. Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler, asks: does Darwinism devalues human life? Some Darwinists deny that Darwinism has any ethical implications at all. In this short clip, Dr. Weikart looks at comments from Darwinists about the animal ancestry of humans and shows how they blurr the distinction between the animal kingdom and humanity, negating the idea of human exceptionalism.