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. John West goes “on the set” for an interview with filmmaker Fred Foote, writer and producer of the new feature-length drama Alleged, which seeks to tell the real story behind the infamous Scopes “monkey trial” in Dayton, Tennessee. In this second part of a three-part interview, Fred Foote discusses the biggest myths about the Scopes trial that he hopes his film will shatter. Alleged is now available on DVD and Blu-ray at Amazon.com and other retailers.
On this episode of ID The Future, Dr. John West goes “on the set” for an interview with filmmaker Fred Foote, writer and producer of the new feature-length drama Alleged, which seeks to tell the real story behind the infamous Scopes “monkey trial” in Dayton, Tennessee. In this first part of a three-part interview, Fred Foote discusses what inspired him to do a new film on the Scopes trial.
On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze interviews Casey Luskin about recently discovered fossils that have inspired Darwinists to develop wild and speculative explanations. Fossils of the Hoatzin bird have previously been found exclusively in South America, but were recently uncovered in Africa--clear on the other side of the Atlantic. As Darwinists struggle to fit the discovery of these fossils into their doctrine of common descent, it becomes apparent that regardless of what new evidence suggests, they will refuse to allow common ancestry to be challenged. Listen in as Boze and Luskin reveal the tendency of Darwinists to pursue PR campaigns rather than scientific inquiry. David Boze has his own shown on Seattle's 770 KTTH. He began his radio career in Seattle after serving as a research analyst for a public policy think tank. David has guest hosted on the nationally syndicated Michael Medved Show.
On this special Halloween edition of ID the Future, John West shares the inspiration for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In his book, Darwin Day in America, West examines the experiments of Italian scientist Giovanni Aldini, conducted on human corpses. His gruesome experiments provided the inspiration for Frankenstein and foreshadowed the rise of a virulent strain of materialism that attempted to use science to reduce human beings to mere matter in motion. Want to read instead? Here's the original post from Evolution News & Views with more detail and illustrations.
On this episode of ID The Future, Jay Richards talks with Professor and author John Lennox about one of his latest books, Seven Days that Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science. Lennox wrote the book after discovering many people who waver between the message of the Bible and the message of science. Lennox discusses ways of interpreting scripture that don't compromise its authority. "I don't want to say anything less than what scripture says, but I don't want to say anything more," says Lennox. Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and Fellow of Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Lennox has lectured on science and religion and related themes around the world. Learn more about and order Seven Days that Divide the World.
On this episode of ID The Future, host David Boze discusses the ambiguous label "anti-science". What does it mean? What are the implications? Who's using it? The term is being bandied about, not just in science journals and newspapers, but in the political arena as well, as typified by the recent comments of Utah governor Jon Huntsman: "The minute that the Republican party becomes the anti-science party, we have a huge problem. We lose a whole lot of people that would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012. When we take a position that isn't willing to embrace evolution, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science and therefore in a losing position." Tune in to unpack this curious term and learn how it is shaping current debates. David Boze is the local voice on Seattle’s Rush Limbaugh Station, 770 KTTH. He began his radio career in Seattle after serving as a research analyst for the Evergreen Freedom Foundation. David was the co-anchor of mornings on KTTH, and has guest hosted/co-hosted for national hosts including Michael Medved and Michael Savage.
In this edition of ID The Future, John Lennox discusses his latest book, God and Stephen Hawking, a response to Hawking’s recent work The Grand Design. In his book, Hawking attempts to provide answers to life’s grandest questions. Why is there something rather than nothing? When and how did the universe begin? What is the nature of reality? In his response, Lennox questions Hawking’s attempts to refute the need for a creator. “To offer people a choice between God and science as explanation is like offering people a choice between Henry Ford and mechanical engineering as an explanation for a Ford motor car! In order to explain it completely, you need an explanation in terms of science and in terms of agency. It is the same with God and the universe.” Is philosophy dead, as Hawking claims? Is the so-called M-theory the “only viable candidate” for a complete ‘theory of everything’? Tune in and find out! Visit www.johnlennox.org for more information and to order the book.
In this edition of ID The Future, Casey Luskin discusses a newly updated report on 22 recent textbooks and their treatment of evolution and intelligent design. In 2000, Jonathan Wells published a review of textbooks in his popular book Icons of Evolution. He discovered that many textbooks presented inaccurate or incomplete information about evolution and either omitted or undermined alternative viewpoints. Wells' criteria is used again 11 years later. Tune in to find out what has changed. Read the report highlights or download the full report. Visit the Icons of Evolution book website. Icons of Evolution is also available as a documentary film.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Michael Egnor, professor of neurosurgery at SUNY, Stony Brook, on the relationship between the mind and the brain. Listen in as Dr. Egnor explains how a materialist understanding of the mind undermines human dignity, affecting bioethics, criminal law, and ultimately how we treat one another as human beings.
In this episode of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute, recognizes that metamorphosis is still an unknown phenomenon for scientists: "We know just the bare outlines of a few of the processes involved for metamorphosis - it's a mystery." Watch this video clip, not available anywhere else, for more! Visit www.metamorphosisthefilm.com to purchase the DVD/Blu-ray and download a FREE digital companion book!
In this episode of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute, discusses how prevalent the process of metamorphosis is in the animal kingdom. What are the advantages of such a procedure? How does it benefit organisms? Watch this video clip, not available anywhere else, to find out! Visit www.metamorphosisthefilm.com to purchase the DVD/Blu-ray and download a FREE digital companion book!
This episode of ID the Future features David Berslinski on his book, The Deniable Darwin & Other Essays and the identity he found as a scientific critic and his notorious Commentary essay attacking Darwinian theory. Listen in as Berlinski discusses origin of life research, the essay he considers his best, and the legacy of Darwin's On the Origins of Species.
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin interviews Dr. Alastiar Noble, director of the Centre for Intelligent Design, about the debate over ID in the UK. The discussion hones in on Intelligent Design in the science education setting as they contrast the differences and similarities between the ID movements in the U.S. and the UK. Dr. Alastair Noble studied chemistry and did research at the University of Glasgow. He has been a high school chemistry teacher, adviser, schools inspector and educational administrator. He has also worked on educational programmes within the BBC, the CBI, and the Health Service.
In this special video edition of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at Biologic Institute, discusses why natural selection is unable to account for the many changes that occur during butterfly metamorphosis. According to recent research, as many as six or more steps are required to change the function of just one protein. How does this relate to the numerous physical, hormonal, and cellular changes required to turn a larva into a butterfly? What would coordinate all these changes to ensure a successful transformation? Watch this compelling video clip, not available anywhere else, to find out! Visit www.metamorphosisthefilm.com to purchase the DVD/Blu-ray and download a FREE digital companion book!
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin takes a keen-eyed look at Darwin's tree of life and finds that common descent, far from being confirmed by the data, is actually contradicted by it, as New Scientist pointed out in a recent cover story, "Why Darwin was wrong about the tree of life." Listen in to learn how the data is challenging Darwinist assumptions, and check out "A Primer on the Tree of Life" for more information.