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:

 Marsupial Embryos Challenge Common Ancestry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 168

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin examines the pattern of development for marsupial embryos and how they challenge common ancestry.

 Intelligent Design Supporter Expelled from Civil Liberties Organization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 904

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Cecil Phillips, who tells the story of how he was expelled from Americans United for Separation of Church and State because he was a scientific skeptic of Darwinian evolution. Listen in as they discuss how the Darwin lobby seeks to marginalize Darwin skeptics by branding them with inaccurate labels and shutting down free speech.

 Moving the Goalpost: How Darwin's Theory Survives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 579

It's easy to win the game when you can move the goalpost. On this episode of ID the Future, biologist and Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Wells explains how Darwinism, unlike football, has only one rule: survival of the fittest. The fittest are those who survive, and Darwinists are determined to survive at all costs--even if it means moving the goalpost.

 The Debate Over Darwin: Stephen Meyer vs. Michael Shermer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 744

What can we learn when we balance the facts and arguments on both sides of each question? This episode of ID the Future features a 2009 debate between Stephen Meyer, author of Signature in the Cell, and Michael Shermer, Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, on Lee Strobel's "Faith Under Fire" program, arguing for and against intelligent design.

  Paper Lays to Rest "Vernanimalcula," Supposed Precambrian Ancestor of Bilaterian Animals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 795

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze talks with Casey Luskin about the Precambrian fossil Vernanimalcula, which was thought to be the proof that Darwinists needed to refute the idea of the Cambrian explosion--the idea that life exploded in complexity during a specific period of time. Vernanimalcula was thought to be the Precambrian ancestor of all bilaterian animals, dating back to tens of millions of years prior to the Cambrian explosion. However, a new article published in Evolution & Development has concluded that "There is no evidential basis for interpreting Vernanimalcula as an animal, let alone a bilaterian."

 Is Intelligent Design "Creationism in a Cheap Lab Coat"? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 938

This episode of ID the Future features an excerpt from a radio interview Casey Luskin did with Sound Rezn's Alex McFarland, where callers questioned Mr. Luskin on what scientific work was being done on intelligent design.

 Know Your ID Terms: Irreducible Complexity Explained | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1138

This episode of ID the Future features an excerpt from a radio interview Casey Luskin did with Sound Rezn's Alex McFarland, explaining what irreducible complexity really entails. For more terms and information, visit www.intelligentdesign.org.

 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?

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