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:

 How We Know Intelligent Design Is Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 706

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.

 The Intelligent Design of the Immune System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1065

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Donald L. Ewert continues to explain why the vertebrate adaptive immune system does not use "random" or "chance" processes like Darwinian evolution to generate antibody diversity. Instead, he argues that the immune system is intelligently designed. Listen in as Dr. Ewert shares one of the most interesting stories in science, the generation of antibody diversity. Read the final part of Dr. Ewert's continuing response at ENV here. Dr. Ewert received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1976. As a microbiologist, he operated a research laboratory at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia for almost twenty years. The Wistar Institute is one of the world's leading centers for biomedical research. His research, supported by National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Agriculture grants, has involved the immune system, viruses, and cellular biology.

 C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 661

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and Dr. John West conclude their conversation on The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. They discuss Lewis' views on the limitations of science and the need for moral restraints; what Lewis meant by "men without chests"; and what kind of call-to-action should come from reading C. S. Lewis. For more information, visit C. S. Lewis Web.

 C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 986

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze talks about the new book The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society with the editor of the book, Dr. John West. Boze and Dr. West discuss how some have tried to construe C.S. Lewis' views in order to make them benefit their own, as well as Lewis' views on Darwinism and intelligent design. For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web.

 An Immunologist Explains Why the Immune System Isn't an Example of Darwinian Evolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 627

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Donald L. Ewert, a research immunologist/virologist who spent much of his career studying the molecular and cell biology of the immune system, as well as theories about its evolution. Dr. Ewert recently wrote a response at Evolution News & Views to BioLogos' Dr. Kathryn Applegate. Listen in as Dr. Ewert explains how the immune system works and why it's not an example of Darwinian evolution at work. Read part of Dr. Ewert's continuing response at ENV here. Dr. Ewert received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1976. As a microbiologist, he operated a research laboratory at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia for almost twenty years. The Wistar Institute is one of the world's leading centers for biomedical research. His research, supported by National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Agriculture grants, has involved the immune system, viruses, and cellular biology.

 C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 691

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze continues his conversation with Dr. John West, editor of The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Boze and Dr. West discuss Lewis' view of materialist evolution and address claims that Lewis would reject intelligent design arguments in favor of cosmic and biological evolution.For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web.

 C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1142

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze speaks with Dr. John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture and editor of the new book The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Dr. West shares his insight on C.S. Lewis' views on science, how he feared science could lead to coercion, and what impact cultural or psychological changes in man's worldview have on the scientific community.For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web.

 Echolocation Shakes the "Tree of Life" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 624

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin takes a look at recent papers that challenge the Darwinian concept of a single, coherent "tree of life." As one paper from the journal Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society states, mounting evidence shows that "phylogenetic conflict is common, and frequently the norm rather than the exception." Luskin examines echolocation in bats and whales and asks--does biological similarity imply inheritance from a common ancestor?

 On the Prospect of Intelligent Design in Montana Public Schools, Let Us Be Clear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 298

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin, CSC program officer in public policy and legal affairs, explains the Discovery Institute's position on the prospect of teaching intelligent design in Montana public schools. As Youngkin emphasizes, Discovery Institute does not support pushing intelligent design into public school curriculum, because this would politicize the debate and prevent ID from gaining a fair hearing in the scientific community.

 In Indiana, Academic Freedom on the Horizon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 291

On this episode of ID The Future Joshua Youngkin, Center for Science & Culture program officer in public policy and legal affairs, makes the case for academic freedom on evolution and in science class in response to public discussion of possible academic freedom legislation being introduced in Indiana.

 Evolution in the Classroom: Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 727

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his talk with Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who recently signed up to take an online college-level course on evolution. Dr. Hunter discusses the dogmatic arguments for Darwinian evolution that he encountered and his experience dialoguing with fellow students.

 Evolution in the Classroom: Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 689

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with CSC Fellow Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who recently signed up to take a free online course at Duke University titled "Introduction to Genetics and Evolution." Tune in as Dr. Hunter shares about his experience & discusses the misrepresentations and fallacies that are presented in the typical undergraduate evolutionary biology course.

 Thomas Nagel and the Limitations of Scientific Materialism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 325

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin gives his review of Thomas Nagel's new book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, a distinguished philosopher at NYU and an atheist, suggests that our world isn't as scientifically knowable as many perceive it to be. Tune in as Youngkin discusses Nagel's thoughts on why scientific materialism offers only a partial picture of the world.

 Intelligent Design's Implications Don't Discredit Its Scientific Merit: Opposing Views, Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 794

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin explains why any philosophical implications of intelligent design, or any religious motives, beliefs, and affiliations of ID proponents, do not disqualify ID from having scientific merit. This podcast is taken from a series of articles published at OpposingViews.com and can be read here.

 Intelligent Design's Scientific Merit in Paleontology: Opposing Views, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 827

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin explores intelligent design's scientific merit in paleontology. While many of our listeners may be familiar with the evidence for ID in biology, the fossil record shows us that there's a strong argument for intelligent design worth examining in paleontology, as well. Listen in to learn more. This podcast is taken from a series of articles published at OpposingViews.com and can be read here.

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