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.


 Molecular Data Wreak Havoc on the Tree of Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 673

On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a recent 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."

 New Scientific Volume ‘Intelligible Design’ Features Scholars Debating Design in Nature | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 622

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin gives his review of a new scientific volume containing works that both advocate for and thoughtfully criticize intelligent design. Hear about the book's philosophical, historical, mathematical, and scientific essays on design in nature, written by scholars from around the world and from a variety of fields.

 2014 Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 253

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin gives some information on the Center for Science and Culture’s 2014 Summer Seminars in Seattle. This all-expenses-paid learning opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences, humanities, law, or theology. Apply today!

 The War on Humans, pt. 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 644

On this episode of ID the Future Joshua Youngkin concludes his discussion on the new book & documentary film The War on Humans with the book’s author, Wesley J. Smith. In the fourth and final segment of the series, Smith discusses the impact of Darwinism on bioethics and human rights, and why we need to take the anti-humanism movement seriously.

 Dr. Michael Egnor: Judeo-Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 637

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.

 The War on Humans, pt. 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1236

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from bioethicist Wesley J. Smith as he continues his conversation on his new book The War on Humans, also adapted as a documentary film. In this third podcast of the series, you'll hear about the legal movement to establish legal rights for animals, and even plants. Smith examines the meaning of the term “personhood” and its implications for human rights.

 Dr. Neil Steiner: Comparing Natural and Human-Engineered Systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1157

On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Neil Steiner, an engineer who works on computer and engineering research with the Information Sciences Institute at University of Southern California. Dr. Steiner offers his expertise to give unique insight into the debate over intelligent design and evolution, comparing natural biological systems to human designed technology.

 The Nye-Ham Creation Debate: Where Was Intelligent Design? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 589

On this episode of ID the Future, Research Coordinator Casey Luskin discusses the recent debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye that pitted Young Earth Creationism against neo-Darwinian evolution. Since the great majority of Ham’s arguments amounted to "Because the Bible says so," the powerful evidence for design in nature was hardly even touched upon. Listen in as Casey explores “what could have been” in the Creation Debate, responding to some of Bill Nye’s points about Tiktaalik, hominid skulls, and more. For more on the scientific evidence for intelligent design, follow the links in Casey’s article at Evolution News & Views.

 Bill Nye "The Science Guy" on Doubting Darwinian Evolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1029

On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a video from Big Think featuring Bill Nye "The Science Guy" lamenting the fact that many people in the United States are skeptical of Darwinian evolution. Nye makes the claim that this skepticism holds back our country and society, and even goes so far as to call for Darwin-doubting parents to stay out of their kids' science education. Listen in as Casey Luskin responds to Nye's assertions.

 The War on Humans, pt. 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 896

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from bioethicist Wesley J. Smith as he continues his conversation on his new book The War on Humans, also adapted as a documentary film. In this second podcast of the series, you’ll hear about how the conservation movement turned into an anti-human movement, and how this affects humans, especially in the developing world and in marginalized people groups.

 The War on Humans, pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 886

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from bioethicist Wesley J. Smith as he talks about his new book The War on Humans, also adapted as a documentary film. In this first podcast of the series, Smith discusses what makes humans unique among the creatures of the earth, and why it matters: “Universal human rights are at stake. The intrinsic dignity of human life is at stake. The understanding of our unique place in the world, both in terms of or value and in terms of obligation, they are at stake.” Listen in! For more information about the digital book and the documentary, visit

 For Darwin Day, Discovery Institute Names University of Chicago Biologist Jerry Coyne as "Censor of the Year" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 708

On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer announces Discovery Institute’s 2013 Censor of the Year award. Listen in as Klinghoffer explains why we’ve chosen to recognize University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne, out of several promising nominees, for his success in choking off free speech on intelligent design and evolution.

 Dr. Michael Egnor: How Science is Censored | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 733

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Michael Egnor is on the show again to talk more about his recent debates with atheist evolutionary biologist Dr. Jerry Coyne. Listen in as Egnor and Research Coordinator Casey Luskin discuss recent efforts that Jerry Coyne has made against open discourse on intelligent design and evolution, looking at two recent incidents of censorship at Ball State University and the LA County Museum of Natural History. Dr. Michael Egnor is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he specializes in Pediatric Neuroscience. An award-winning neurosurgeon and a widely-published researcher, Dr. Egnor writes regularly at Evolution News & Views.

 Does Lots of Sediment in the Ocean Solve the "Mystery" of the Cambrian Explosion? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 366

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin rebuts recent 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.

 Dr. Michael Egnor: The Consequences of Denying Free Will | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 731

On this episode of ID the Future, hear more of Dr. Michael Egnor and Casey Luskin's discussion on free will. If there is no free will, and humans are merely following our chemical instructions, than how can we recognize evil and good? Tune in as Dr. Egnor explores the societal and political consequences of denying free will.


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