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, hear Dr. Stephen Meyer talk with Michael Medved on the Medved Show's very first "Science and Culture Update." Each week, leading fellows from Discovery Institute will join Mr. Medved to talk about the intersection of science and culture. Listen in live online or on your local Medved station, or stay tuned for at ID the Future for the weekly podcast.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin examines the double standard advocated by the evolution lobby in public schools. "Either a viewpoint is religious and unconstitutional to advocate as correct or critique as false in public schools, or it's scientific and fair game for both advocacy and critique in public schools," says Luskin. What does this mean for evolution and intelligent design, and what does the case law say? Tune in to find out. This podcast is excerpted from a law review article published in Liberty University Law Review. The article, "Zeal for Darwin's House Consumes Them: How Supporters of Evolution Encourage Violations of the Establishment Clause," is available here.
Over the next several weeks, ID the Future will be presenting an audio adaptation of Nickell John Romjue's fascinating book, I, Charles Darwin. In today's episode, Darwin explores what we've learned about the fossil record since his time on Earth—and it's not what he expects. For more information and to purchase the book, visit www.icharlesdarwin.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin discusses a recent interview with Governor Bobby Jindal on NBC on science education policy, and the ensuing backlash from those who frame the Louisiana Science Education Act as pushing creationist religion into public schools.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin examines how, contrary to the stereotype, it's actually the supporters of evolution who encourage violations of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. This podcast is excerpted from a law review article published in Liberty University Law Review. The article, "Zeal for Darwin's House Consumes Them: How Supporters of Evolution Encourage Violations of the Establishment Clause," is available here.
Over the next several weeks, ID the Future will be presenting an audio adaptation of Nickell John Romjue's fascinating book, I, Charles Darwin. What would happen if Charles Darwin were to come back today? What would he think about the science of the twenty-first century, and how might it change his views on evolution? In today's introductory episode, Darwin finds himself returned from the grave and begins to explore modern London, followed by a return trip to the Galapagos Islands, where he is surprised by what he learns. For more information and to purchase the book, visit www.icharlesdarwin.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer gives advice on how to have constructive conversations with those who are unfriendly towards intelligent design theory.
On this episode of ID the Future, Anika Smith interviews CSC Senior Fellow Jay Richards about when it's wise to doubt a "scientific consensus." With growing skepticism on issues where the public is told that scientific consensus exists -- most notably Darwinian evolution, but also climate change. How can we tell if the consensus is based on social pressure or on scientific evidence? Listen in, and be sure to read Dr. Richards' article at The American here.
On this episode of ID The Future, we return to the topic of the anti-science label and how opponents of intelligent design try to stifle the debate by using this unscientific term. Tune in to hear host David Boze review some of the latest examples of this tactic, including a recent article in New Scientist warning of unscientific America and its "dangerous retreat from reason." Boze also reviews definitions of science, just to be clear on what science is and what it isn't.
On this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin discusses a paper by Northern Arizona University philosopher Peter Kosso that challenges the typical definition of theory used by the Darwin lobby. When attacking opponents, Darwin lobbyists, such as those in the National Academy of Sciences, have defined "theory" as necessarily requiring a vast body of evidence. But is that what "theory" really means? Some people even describe Darwinian evolution to be both theory and fact. Tune in as Luskin clarifies these terms and reveals methods we can use to challenge Darwinian evolution without getting caught up in an endless argument of semantics.
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? Tune in to unpack this curious term and learn how it is shaping current debates.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear from Casey Luskin as he talks about why science censorship is bad for education, even as Darwin activists such as Zack Kopplin lobby to repress critiques of Darwinian evolution. Casey explains how giving students full access to the best scientific information would help solve many problems facing science education today.
Dr. Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell gave a ground-breaking inquiry into the mystery of the origin of life. Now, in Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, Dr. Meyer presents new scientific evidence that challenges the Darwinian account of the development of animal life and points toward the reality of intelligent design. For a limited time only, preorder your copy at www.DarwinsDoubt.com and receive a steep discount, free shipping, and four free digital books!
On this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin discusses evolutionary psychologist Matt Rossano's comments that disclaim the idea that evolution poses any threat to belief in God. Yet in his recent book Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved, Rossano contends that religion evolved as an adaptation and was not created by God. "The more we understand evolution, the less it seems neither like the bogey man creationists fear nor the universal god-dissolving acid some atheists crave." Join Luskin as he unpacks Rossano's conflicting viewpoints and adds some interesting points of his own.
On this episode of ID The Future, Dr. John West, Associate Director for Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, discusses the attempts by many Darwinists to relegate intelligent design to the humanities, equating it with creationism so as to avoid discussion of its scientific merits. West also talks about the mistaken notion that science and faith are incompatible: "Regardless of whether someone happens to be religious or not, they have the right to participate in the public life, and that includes in science and the arts." Visit www.scienceandgod.org to register for the 2013 Westminster Conference on Science & Faith.