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.


 The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Featuring Casey Luskin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2071

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.

 The War on Humans: Q&A with Wesley J. Smith and John West | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 588

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.

 Dr. David Snoke, pt. 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1049

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

 The Design of Life: What the Evidence of Biological Systems Reveals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1026

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.

 Dr. David Snoke, pt. 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 566

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.

 Dr. David Snoke, pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 882

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.

 The Problem With Peer-Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1205

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?

 Molecular Data Wreak Havoc on the Tree of Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 673

On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a recent article in the science magazine Nautilus (Evolution, You're Drunk: DNA studies topple the ladder of complexity) that shows animal phylogenetic trees conflicting sharply with genetic data. As Casey Luskin points out, "When Darwinian theory tells us that crucial and complex features like brains or nervous systems evolved independently -- or almost as weirdly, evolved and were repeatedly lost throughout life's history -- maybe, it's time for the "ghost of teleology" to make an appearance in the form of common design."

 New Scientific Volume ‘Intelligible Design’ Features Scholars Debating Design in Nature | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 622

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin gives his review of a new scientific volume containing works that both advocate for and thoughtfully criticize intelligent design. Hear about the book's philosophical, historical, mathematical, and scientific essays on design in nature, written by scholars from around the world and from a variety of fields.

 2014 Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 253

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin gives some information on the Center for Science and Culture’s 2014 Summer Seminars in Seattle. This all-expenses-paid learning opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences, humanities, law, or theology. Apply today!

 The War on Humans, pt. 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 644

On this episode of ID the Future Joshua Youngkin concludes his discussion on the new book & documentary film The War on Humans with the book’s author, Wesley J. Smith. In the fourth and final segment of the series, Smith discusses the impact of Darwinism on bioethics and human rights, and why we need to take the anti-humanism movement seriously.

 Dr. Michael Egnor: Judeo-Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 637

On this episode of ID the Future, hear the final segment of Casey Luskin’s conversation with Dr. Michael Egnor. Dr. Egnor discusses how the Judeo-Christian society supported the rise of modern science in the 16th and 17th century, refuting the view that science is incompatible with religion and that the rise of atheism has been the rise of science.

 The War on Humans, pt. 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1236

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from bioethicist Wesley J. Smith as he continues his conversation on his new book The War on Humans, also adapted as a documentary film. In this third podcast of the series, you'll hear about the legal movement to establish legal rights for animals, and even plants. Smith examines the meaning of the term “personhood” and its implications for human rights.

 Dr. Neil Steiner: Comparing Natural and Human-Engineered Systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1157

On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Neil Steiner, an engineer who works on computer and engineering research with the Information Sciences Institute at University of Southern California. Dr. Steiner offers his expertise to give unique insight into the debate over intelligent design and evolution, comparing natural biological systems to human designed technology.

 The Nye-Ham Creation Debate: Where Was Intelligent Design? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 589

On this episode of ID the Future, Research Coordinator Casey Luskin discusses the recent debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye that pitted Young Earth Creationism against neo-Darwinian evolution. Since the great majority of Ham’s arguments amounted to "Because the Bible says so," the powerful evidence for design in nature was hardly even touched upon. Listen in as Casey explores “what could have been” in the Creation Debate, responding to some of Bill Nye’s points about Tiktaalik, hominid skulls, and more. For more on the scientific evidence for intelligent design, follow the links in Casey’s article at Evolution News & Views.


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