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:

 Averick Takes on the “God of the Gaps” Objection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 913

On this episode of ID the Future, Rabbi Moshe Averick, author of Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused World of Modern Atheism, responds to the objection that intelligent design is a feeble “God of the Gaps” approach, an argument from ignorance. Provocative and entertaining, Averick describes the attack as “less than feeble.” He says it isn’t because of what we don’t know, but because of what we do know. He offers as an illustration the widespread skepticism in the physics community toward the possibility of anyone ever building a perpetual motion machine. Their skepticism is not driven by ignorance of how to build such a machine, Averick notes. It’s driven by their knowledge of the fundamental laws of physics. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 John West and Michael Medved Talk Human Zoos and Racism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 643

This episode of ID the Future features an interview with filmmaker John West on the Michael Medved show, about West’s recent documentary Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History of Scientific Racism, now streaming on YouTube. Medved and West explore the tragic story of Ota Benga, and the prominent role that the Bronx Zoo, the pro-Darwinian scientific establishment, and the New York Times, played in that tragedy. As West explains, there are lessons here about the danger of letting the voices of “science” confuse our grasp of moral truth. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Michael Behe: Mega-Plate Antibiotic Resistance Video – Evidence for Evolution? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 682

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Sarah Chaffee interviews Michael Behe on a paper and accompanying video on antibiotic resistance published by the journal Science. Behe explains how antibiotic resistance demonstrates loss, not gain, of information. To order Behe's new book, Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution, visit darwindevolves.com Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Behe Responds to the Journal Science, Pt. 2: Darwin Devolves on Trial | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1427

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid continues his conversation with biochemist Michael Behe, author of the newly released Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution. Here Behe further presses the case that the review bypasses his book’s main point and that the reviewers appear to have misunderstood the plain language of one of his arguments in a previous book. Also, the reviewers claim that Behe hasn’t answered his critics’ objections on key points, a charge Behe shows is demonstrably false. Despite the negative review, Behe says he remains optimistic. Listen in to learn why. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Michael Keas on Atheism’s Futurist Myth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1173

On this episode of ID the Future, host Andrew McDiarmid and historian of science Michael Keas turn from the past to the future. With Keas’ new ISI book Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion as a launching point, Keas describes the surprisingly religious role played by much modern-day atheistic science fiction. Despite some notable exceptions, especially C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy, “modern day atheism is becoming more and more indistinguishable from the occult, and science fiction is a part of that,” Keas tells us. And who are the gods of the new occult? Listen in and learn. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 P.T. Barnum’s “Man Monkey” – From Human Zoos Now on YouTube | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 373

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, CSC Associate Director John West exposes the darker side of P.T. Barnum. Maybe you’ve watched The Greatest Showman – but have you heard of Barnum’s “What Is It?” exhibit? Listen in for more about racist displays of human “freaks” and how the science of the day endorsed Social Darwinism. For more, watch Human Zoos, newly released on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY6Zrol5QEk Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 The Journal Science Reviews Darwin Devolves. Behe Responds. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1276

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid interviews biochemist Michael Behe, author of the forthcoming Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution (order here) to get his response to a review of the book that appeared in the prestigious journal Science. Behe says the review largely ignores the central point of his book; the reviewers fail to distinguish between claims that evolution built something, and explanations for how it could have built it; and they miss something crucial about lab experiments that engineer examples of evolution. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Unbelievable: ET and the Futuristic Myth of a Material God | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 820

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid continues his conversation with science historian Michael Keas on myths of science and religion, based on Keas’ new work from ISI Books, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. This time the myth comes not from the past but the future. That is, it’s the supposedly scientific belief that ET is coming, and when it comes, it will look just like a god to us. It will replace earthly religion with an advanced, more ethical alternative, and we’ll finally achieve enlightenment. It’s just as much a myth as any other, yet it’s shaping people’s worldviews anyway. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 The Universe Next Door: The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1328

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Michael Flannery is on The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward to discuss Alfred Russel Wallace, the lesser-known co-founder of the theory of evolution. Dr. Flannery is the author of Alfred Russel Wallace: The Rediscovered Life and an expert on Wallace’s life and scientific pursuits. Listen in! Flannery's latest work (2018) is Nature’s Prophet: Alfred Russel Wallace and His Evolution from Natural Selection to Natural Theology. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Dissent from Darwin List Tops 1000—Scientists Weigh In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1005

Did you know that a growing number of scientists doubt the Darwinian theory of evolution? This in spite of the fact that over the past two decades the scientific establishment has ramped up their support of modern Darwinism with increasing agitation. And ramped up the persecution of scientists who dissent from Darwinian evolution. Robert Crowther explores why some scientists are willing to risk their research and careers to voice their skepticism of the theory. Listen in, and be sure to visit www.dissentfromdarwin.com to learn more and meet some of the scientists on the list. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Unbelievable: The Cosmic Copernican Demotion That Wasn’t | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1006

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid again hears from science historian Michael Keas about another science myth exploded in Keas’ new ISI book Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. This time it’s the belief that Copernicus’s sun-centered cosmos demoted humans from our privileged position at the center. As another pioneering early astronomer, Galileo, noted, under the old astronomy the center was no privileged place. Instead it was viewed as the bottom of the universe, the “sump where the universe's filth and ephemera collect.” So Copernicus’s discovery, if anything, elevated Earth’s place in the cosmos. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Featuring Michael Behe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1281

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Michael Behe is on The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward to discuss his work that that presents a challenge to neo-Darwinian evolution, including his books Darwin’s Black Box and The Edge of Evolution. Behe explains his “irreducible complexity” concept, and also gives an overview of research by Richard Lenski that shows that random mutation is “like a bull in a china shop.” Note: Behe's new book, Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution, will be out this month! Preorder it now to recieve special perks: www.darwindevolves.com Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Unbelievable: Galileo Proved the Church’s Irrational Opposition to Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 914

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid interviews science historian and author Michael Keas about Keas’ new ISI book Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. The myth this time is that the Church tortured Galileo for opposing official teachings on the structure of what we now call the solar system. In fact Galileo had found support for heliocentrism but hadn’t proved it scientifically; there were scientists and theologians both against him and for him; and he wasn’t tortured anyway. There’s plenty here for both scientists and theologians to learn — as well as anyone who thinks Galileo shows the Church was at war against science. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Michael Behe’s Darwin Devolves: Evolution Works, But Nothing Like They Claim For It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1194

On this episode of ID the Future, Jay Richards interviews biologist and Center for Science and Culture senior fellow Michael Behe on his forthcoming book Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution, available now for pre-order. Very recent advances in gene sequencing show that natural selection works — sometimes — but almost always by breaking genes, not by building new ones. It’s like increasing fuel efficiency by cutting weight from your car: great if fuel efficiency is a matter of life or death, not so great if you actually wanted that back seat in there. So yes, Darwinian evolution can improve some functions, but it’s no way to evolve new species. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

 Ann Gauger on Limits of Evolutionary Optimization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 942

On this episode of ID The Future, Andrew McDiarmid talks to Dr. Ann Gauger, a senior research scientist at Biologic Institute and co-author with Dr. Douglas Axe of a new paper recently published in the journal BIO-COMPLEXITY that probes the limits of evolutionary optimization. Gauger explains how she and Axe tested popular hypotheses for protein origins and discovered that while mutation and selection can improve the proficiency of good designs through small adjustments, they seem unable to convert fortuitous selectable activities into good designs. Enjoy the interview, then read the full paper here! Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

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