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. 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.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a new short documentary that explores C. S. Lewis’ life-long struggle to find intelligent design in a world filled with pain. Discover Lewis’ journey that took him from a position sharply hostile to arguments for design to views bearing remarkable similarities to those advocated by ID proponents today. Watch “C.S. Lewis and Intelligent Design”. See here for the previous two installments: "The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism" "C.S. Lewis and Evolution"
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer debates Michael Shermer, founder and publisher of Skeptic Magazine, about how Darwinian evolution should be taught in the public school classroom. Should students be allowed to learn about the scientific challenges to neo-Darwinism? Listen in on this candid discussion.
This episode of ID the Future features Dr. Stephen Meyer responding to his critics during a questioning period before the Texas State Board of Education in 2009. Listen in as philosopher of science Meyer cuts through the rhetorical strategies in this debate and exposes the strengths and weaknesses of the Darwinist position, rebutting the misinformation about Discovery Institute's education policy and laying out the legitimate scientific dissent from Darwin.
On this episode of ID The Future, host David Boze interviews former vice-presidential candidate Senator Joe Lieberman on seeing the hand of a designer in nature and the label of "anti-science" being attached to those who see evidence of design in nature. Lieberman also relates anecdotes from his recently co-authored book The Gift of Rest with Discovery Institute senior fellow and Evolution News & Views editor David Klinghoffer. Get more information on The Gift of Rest.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin finishes up his conversation with Dr. Cornelius Hunter as they discuss how Darwinists are responding to the challenge of how new traits emerge -- a question that has long puzzled evolutionary biologists. Listen in! Cornelius Hunter holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology and is an Adjunct Professor at Biola University, as well as a CSC Fellow. Dr. Hunter writes at darwins-god.blogspot.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Cornelius Hunter and CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin continue their conversation on recent discoveries about “junk” DNA, expanding on the implications for evolutionary theory. For years, Darwinists have said that our genomes ought to be full of junk if evolution is true. If the vast majority of our genome is not junk, what does this mean for evolution? Cornelius Hunter holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology and is an Adjunct Professor at Biola University, as well as a CSC Fellow. Dr. Hunter writes at darwins-god.blogspot.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Michael Denton discusses why he foresees the downfall of the mechanistic view in cell biology and the exhaustion of materialist researches into the origin of life. Conversely, Denton finds validity in Stephen Meyer's The Signature in the Cell, and in the proposition that intelligence was at work in the origin of life, and well before.Dr. Denton has been a medical geneticist for over twenty years, a researcher on the mammalian eye, and is the author of two books, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis and, more recently, Nature's Destiny. Dr. Denton holds an M.D. from Bristol University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from King's College, London. He is currently a Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Cornelius Hunter for a discussion about "junk" DNA and the ENCODE project. Dr. Hunter lends his insight into how non-coding DNA fits into the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolution and Intelligent Design, noting how Darwinian evolutionists have changed their predictions and explanations in order to accommodate contradictory evidence that would falsify their theory. Cornelius Hunter holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology, and is an Adjunct Professor at Biola University, as well as a CSC Fellow. Dr. Hunter writes at darwins-god.blogspot.com.