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, 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.
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.
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.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin explains the scientific merit of intelligent design. Is ID testable? How do pro-ID biologists apply intelligent design to biology? What does it mean that ID is an historical science? Listen in and hear the enumerated reasons why ID is science. This podcast is taken from a series of articles published at OpposingViews.com and can be read here.
On this episode of ID the Future, acclaimed author and Discovery Institute senior fellow David Klinghoffer takes a look at the academic freedom -- or lack thereof -- for scientists who support intelligent design, scientists who are forced to don disguises and go underground in order to protect their careers. This podcast is based on Mr. Klinghoffer's commentary in Townhall Magazine, "Evolution's Glass Ceiling."
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the final segment of Casey Luskin and Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig's discussion of the long-necked giraffe. Tune in as Lönnig examines the potential of sexual selection as an evolutionary explanation of the long-necked giraffe and considers intelligent design as an alternate explanation.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with geneticist Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig about his new book, The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe. For years, Darwinists have presented the giraffe as a textbook example of adaptive morphological change in response to environmental conditions. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig discusses the problems with the idea that millions of years of mutations could create the many differences between a short-necked and a long-necked giraffe.
As Casey Luskin reveals in this episode of ID the Future, eminent biologists have said that they must continually remind themselves that what they see in biology evolved, and was not designed. But now engineers are turning to biology to replace human technology because biological pathways provide superior solutions to biomedical-technological needs. Is this trend more consistent with an evolved biosphere, or an intelligent designed one? Listen to this podcast and decide for yourself.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Senior Fellow Bruce Gordon speaks with Casey Luskin about the evidence for cosmic fine-tuning. With this technical discussion, Dr. Gordon explains some of theoretical and mathematical problems with attempts to dodge the evidence for cosmic fine-tuning such as the "multiverse" hypothesis and string theory. Dr. Gordon explains that, in the end, these objections to cosmic design amount to thinly veiled materialist philosophy that are rife with logical contradictions and a fundamental in ability to explain why something, rather than "absolute nothing," exists.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses how trails of microorganisms knock down a favorite Darwinist argument against the Cambrian explosion. Listen in as Luskin explains why Darwinists remain stuck -- whether they like it or not -- with a very explosive Cambrian explosion that isn't the mere artifact of an imperfect fossil record.
On this special video edition of ID the Future, Dr. Douglas Axe answers the question: How hard would it be for evolution to produce a different function for a protein? Dr. Axe is a co-author of Science and Human Origins, a new book from Discovery Institute Press that boldly addresses some of the most popular evolutionary agruments pertaining to controversial claims that humans and apes are related through common ancestry. Visit the Science and Human Origins website to download a free sample chapter of the book.
On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage interviews Michael Egnor, professor of neurosurgery at SUNY Stony Brook, on the mind-body problem and promissory materialism.Dr. Egnor explains how materialism has not been able to answer the "hard problem of consciousness." Instead, as promissory materialism, it claims that materialism as a theory will eventually be able to explain what it has yet to explain at all.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Dominic Halsmer, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University, continues the discussion of his peer-reviewed paper, "The Coherence Of An Engineered World," published in the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics. Listen in as Dr. Halsmer explains some of the aesthetic arguments for design from beauty in science, engineering, and the study of humanity. How do modularity, specificity, adaptability, durability, and other aspects of engineering systems argue for intelligent design in nature? Tune in to find out.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the two major problems of U.S. science education: first, that students are not adequately taught critical thinking skills; and second, that insufficient numbers of students are inspired to pursue careers in science. Tune in as Casey explains how allowing teachers to address both the scientific evidence for and against Darwinian evolution in the classroom would advance science education and improve the scientific competency of our students.
On this episode of ID the Future, John West takes a look at the eugenics movement of the early twentieth century and how it drew direct inspiration from Darwinian biology and the writings of Charles Darwin himself. The eugenics movement was no fringe effort, but was the view of mainstream science and espoused by those at Harvard, Princeton, and the National Academy of Science.Also see Dr. West's new book, The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, which explores C.S. Lewis' views on eugenics and other issues.