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, 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!
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.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin rebuts claims that the mystery of the Cambrian explosion has been solved. Though the cause of the Cambrian explosion has so far remained elusive, a Nature paper, highlighted by Science Daily, is purporting that increased chemical sedimentation allowed animals to build hard parts, which could leave fossils. Tune in to hear Casey reason how this explanation is greatly lacking.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Cornelius Hunter and CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin continue their conversation on recent discoveries about "junk" DNA, expanding on the implications for evolutionary theory. For years, Darwinists have said that our genomes ought to be full of junk if evolution is true. If the vast majority of our genome is not junk, what does this mean for evolution?
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Cornelius Hunter for a discussion about "junk" DNA and the ENCODE project. Dr. Hunter lends his insight into how non-coding DNA fits into the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolution and Intelligent Design, noting how Darwinian evolutionists have changed their predictions and explanations in order to accommodate contradictory evidence that would falsify their theory.
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.
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.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin comments on some tips from an evolutionary anthropologist on "How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists" -- which include the close-minded recommendation to ignore any scientific research that is affiliated with Discovery Institute. Listen in as Casey gives his own advice on how to approach controversial issues such as the Darwinian evolution vs. intelligent design debate.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the an episode of our ID The Future segment ID Inquiry, in which ID scientists and scholars answer your questions about intelligent design and evolution. Ask your question by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and tune in to this episode as Dr. Robert Marks discusses information and how it relates to intelligent design. ID Inquiry Inquiring minds want to know about intelligent design. We get a lot of new readers and listeners to Evolution News & Views and ID The Future. And, they have many questions. Our longtime patrons also have questions. You can submit questions you have about intelligent design and evolution and any aspect of the overall debate and we’ll find ID scientists and scholars to answer them. Send your questions to email@example.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the final segment of Casey Luskin's conversation with Dr. Michael Egnor. Dr. Egnor discusses how the Judeo-Christian society supported the rise of modern science in the 16th and 17th century, refuting the view that science is incompatible with religion and that the rise of atheism has been the rise of science.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear about an article in the science magazine Nautilus (Evolution, You're Drunk: DNA studies topple the ladder of complexity) that shows animal phylogenetic trees conflicting sharply with genetic data. As Casey Luskin points out, "When Darwinian theory tells us that crucial and complex features like brains or nervous systems evolved independently -- or almost as weirdly, evolved and were repeatedly lost throughout life's history -- maybe, it's time for the "ghost of teleology" to make an appearance in the form of common design."
In this episode of ID the Future, hear about electricity and bioluminescence, as highlighted in Dr. Geoffrey Simmons’ book, Billions of Missing Links. Listen in to learn about how a knee jerk reaction, eels, and the knife fish all use electrical impulses.
On this fourth episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Casey Luskin, Research Coordinator at the Center for Science and Culture and contributor to the newly-released Debating Darwin’s Doubt. Luskin unpacks the book’s responses to biologist Donald Prothero, contrasting Prothero’s arguments on the length of the Cambrian explosion and rates of evolution with points Erwin and Valentine (who do not support ID) presented in their well-respected book, The Cambrian Explosion.
On this third episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Casey Luskin, Research Coordinator at the Center for Science and Culture and contributor to the newly-released Debating Darwin’s Doubt. Luskin unpacks the book’s responses to BioLogos, exploring several key disagreements between ID proponents and theistic evolutionists over detection of design in nature and methodological naturalism.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Lad Allen, director of Illustra Media's newest film, Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth. Allen gives a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the documentary, including filming footage of dolphins and whales off the California coast. On August 7, Discovery Institute will host the northwest film premiere of Living Waters at McCaw Hall in Seattle. For more information and to register, visit our event page.