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:

 The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Stephen Meyer on the Release of Darwin’s Doubt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2228

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Stephen Meyer returns to the Michael Medved Show to discuss the release of and reactions to his new bestselling book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, which Medved describes as “mind-opening and mind-bending.” Tune in as Dr. Meyer talks about the Cambrian explosion, Darwin’s views on the evolutionary process, and more.

 Multiverse Theory: Avoiding the Evidence of Design in our Universe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 541

Which requires more faith: a belief in multiple universes or a belief in the intelligent design of our universe? On this episode of ID The Future, host David Boze explores the ideas found in a recent Harper's Magazine article by MIT physicist and author Alan Lightman. Some physicists attempt to side-step the intelligent design implications of our finely-tuned universe by suggesting that ours is merely one of countless universes, each with its own laws and constants. Lightman: "If the multiverse idea is correct, then the historic mission of physics to explain all the properties of our universe...is futile, a beautiful philosophical dream that simply isn't true."

 Talk Origins Speciation FAQ, pt. 2: Lack of Evidence for Big Claims | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1278

On this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin continues his discussion about Talk Origins, a resource often used by supporters of Darwinian evolution to refute arguments made by proponents of intelligent design. After taking a closer look, Luskin found FAQs on Talk Origins guilty of citation bluffing, overstated claims, and other misleading tactics. In particular, the Talk Origins FAQ on speciation claims to provide evidence of "observed instances" of new species. On further review, this turns out to be far from the case. Tune in to Luskin as he explains why in this conclusion to a two-part series.

 Talk Origins Full of Claims but Short on Real Evidence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 885

On this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin discusses Talk Origins, a resource often used by supporters of Darwinian evolution to refute arguments made by proponents of intelligent design. After taking a closer look, Luskin found FAQs on Talk Origins guilty of citation bluffing, overstated claims, and other misleading tactics. In particular, the Talk Origins FAQ on speciation claims to provide evidence of "observed instances" of new species. On further review, this turns out to be far from the case. Tune in to Luskin as he explains why.

 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 Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Jay Richards on Academic Freedom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2005

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Jay Richards appears on the Michael Medved Show to discuss the meaning of academic freedom and the importance of teaching both sides of debated issues. Listen in as Richards and Medved look at intimidation in academia and the current efforts to censor Professor Eric Hedin at Ball State University. URGENT: Please consider signing our petition to defend the academic freedom of Professor Eric Hedin. To sign, visit www.academicfreedompetition.com.

  Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants, Pt. 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1041

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his talk with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, a retired biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig discusses the origin and biology of carnivorous plants, and how evolutionary theory offers no clear explanation for the unique features of these plants.

 The Academic Freedom Case of John Freshwater | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1283

On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Joshua Youngkin and attorney Rita Dunaway of The Rutherford Institute discuss the academic freedom case of John Freshwater, an Ohio middle school science teacher of 24 years. Freshwater was fired after it was revealed that he was teaching both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution in his classroom.

 The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Stephen Meyer on Darwin’s Doubt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2314

On this episode of ID the Future, the Michael Medved Show welcomes Dr. Stephen Meyer to talk about his new bestselling book, Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design. Listen in as Meyer and Medved discuss the mysteries of the Cambrian explosion and why this phenomenon continues to stump Darwinian evolutionists.

 Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants, Pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 974

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig to talk about Dr. Lönnig's direct area of specialty: carnivorous plants. Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.

 The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Dr. Paul Nelson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2292

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Paul Nelson joins Michael Medved to talk about some of the most fantastic creatures of spring—butterflies and birds—and the argument they present for intelligent design. To further explore the evidence for design from butterflies and birds, see the documentaries Metamorphosis: the Beauty and Design of Butterflies, and Flight: The Genius of Birds.

 Intelligent Design and Superman: Lessons from the New Movie “Man of Steel” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 501

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Jonathan Wells discuss the connections to intelligent design in the new movie Man of Steel. While the story of Superman may be fantasy, it centers on real scientific matters such as genetic manipulation and information storage inside the cell.

 What Was Darwin's Doubt? Stephen Meyer Explains | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 63

What was the biggest doubt Charles Darwin had about his own theory of evolution? Stephen Meyer explains the basis for his new book Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the case for Intelligent Design available in bookstores everywhere June 18. For more information on the book and to order your copy visit www.darwinsdoubt.com.

 Another Icon of the "Junk DNA" Argument Bites the Dust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 509

On this episode of ID The Future CSC Research Director Casey Luskin examines a recent paper in Genome Biology and Evolution which argues that the famous beta-globin pseudogene is functional. Why is this pseudogene famous? Well, it's been Exhibit A -- literally, offered as evidence in a court case -- for critics of intelligent design who argue that our genome is full of useless, functionless junk, and therefore can't be a product of design. In light of this new evidence for the functionality of the beta-globin pseudogene, it seems that this so-called Exhibit A, collapses.

 The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Casey Luskin & Zack Kopplin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2279

On this episode of ID the Future, the Medved Show hosts the CSC’s Casey Luskin and student Zack Kopplin, a leading activist in the effort to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act. Luskin and Kopplin debate the implications of the Louisiana law for science education standards and whether or not the law promotes the teaching of creationism.

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