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 talks with up-and-coming hip hop artist Je’kob about his new album “This Side of the Sky,” which includes some tracks that discuss intelligent design. Je’kob gives his perspective on purpose and design in the universe, reflecting on why he was inspired to include intelligent design themes in his music. "This Side of the Sky" will be released tomorrow, October 7! Purchase it at Amazon or iTunes. Also, be sure to check out Je’kob’s single “I Believe” on YouTube
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Paul Nelson to hear his take on a recent NYT op-ed authored by University of Washington Professor David Barash. In his article, Prof. Barash explains "The Talk" he gives to his students, in which he insists that science and religion are incompatible. How should students respond to professors that attack their worldviews, and claim to be backed by science? Dr. Nelson gives some advice.
On this episode of ID the Future listen as Dr. William Dembski reflects on the origins of his thinking on intelligent design, acknowledging the influence of Richard Dawkins, who gave him the link between specification and complexity as a marker for ID. Order your copy of Being as Communion at a dramatic discount--only $25.95 plus shipping--at www.beingascommunion.com.
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.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Ann Gauger about her criticisms of the PBS video, "There Was No First Human," that attempts to show how evolutionary change happens. The video makes the claim that evolution has been a continuous and gradual process--a claim that many evolutionary biologists would disagree with, and that is not supported by evidence from the fossil record. Listen in as Dr. Gauger explains.
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 their 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.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Jonathan Wells discusses a popular claim, which he describes as “DNA makes RNA makes protein makes us”—or, every organism contains a program for itself in its DNA. Though this view fits neatly with the perspective of Darwinian evolution, it has been shown to be incorrect at every step. Listen in as Dr. Wells explains.
On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and Casey Luskin discuss the lessons that can be learned from the past debate over continental drift. The continental drift controversy was reflective of a distinct pattern in the history of science: new theories that challenge convention are mocked and ridiculed–sometimes for two or three generations–before finally being accepted by the scientific community. The important takeaway lesson is: follow the evidence, not the crowd.
On this episode of ID The Future, Biologic Institute’s Dr. Richard Sternberg explains what a gene is, how it works and how our understanding of genes and DNA has changed over the years. He also discusses the growing number of discoveries that are overturning the notion of junk DNA.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and Ann Gauger, co-authors of Science & Human Origins, discuss the assumptions behind the Darwinian evolutionist's argument for common ancestry. Are these assumptions valid, or are there too many unknown variables? Dr. Gauger presents the inconsistencies between the Darwinian doctrine of common ancestry and the evidence from population genetics. If you're in the Spokane, WA area, don't miss our upcoming conference exploring science and human origins! For more information, visit www.discovery.org/origins.
On this episode of ID the Future, the CSC's Rob Crowther speaks with Casey Luskin, co-author of the new book Science & Human Origins. There are frequent and spurious claims made in the media that the genetic and fossil evidence of human-ape common ancestry is incontrovertible. In Science and Human Origins, Doug Axe, Ann Gauger, and Casey Luskin seek to equip readers with the knowledge to discern interpretation from fact and rhetoric from evidence. Listen in as Luskin introduces the book and specifically discusses his own assessment of the fossil data. If you're in the Spokane, WA area, don't miss our upcoming conference exploring science and human origins! For more information, visit www.discovery.org/origins.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear Casey Luskin's interview with Issues, Etc., in which he responds to false claims that intelligent design theory is based on religious belief. Casey discusses how many Darwin doubters have found the scientific evidence for Darwinian evolution to be greatly lacking, despite claims of a "scientific consensus" on evolution.
On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin continues his interview of Doug Ell on his new book, Counting to God: A Personal Journey Through Science to Belief. Ell discusses the scientific evidence that led him to reject Darwinian evolution in favor of intelligent design.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear more from Dr. Jonathan Wells on his recently published paper, "Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA." Dr. Wells explains how information is carried in the form of a bioelectric code, and how it differs from information in DNA.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the first in a series of podcasts that takes a critical look at the new Cosmos TV series. Listen in as Casey Luskin examines the stated agenda of Cosmos and its apparent overarching intent to promote a materialist worldview, and also looks at some positives of the show.