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.
In this edition of ID The Future, Casey Luskin discusses a newly updated report on 22 recent textbooks and their treatment of evolution and intelligent design. In 2000, Jonathan Wells published a review of textbooks in his popular book Icons of Evolution. He discovered that many textbooks presented inaccurate or incomplete information about evolution and either omitted or undermined alternative viewpoints. Wells' criteria is used again 11 years later. Tune in to find out what has changed. Read the report highlights or download the full report. Visit the Icons of Evolution book website. Icons of Evolution is also available as a documentary film.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Michael Egnor, professor of neurosurgery at SUNY, Stony Brook, on the relationship between the mind and the brain. Listen in as Dr. Egnor explains how a materialist understanding of the mind undermines human dignity, affecting bioethics, criminal law, and ultimately how we treat one another as human beings.
In this episode of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute, recognizes that metamorphosis is still an unknown phenomenon for scientists: "We know just the bare outlines of a few of the processes involved for metamorphosis - it's a mystery." Watch this video clip, not available anywhere else, for more! Visit www.metamorphosisthefilm.com to purchase the DVD/Blu-ray and download a FREE digital companion book!
In this episode of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute, discusses how prevalent the process of metamorphosis is in the animal kingdom. What are the advantages of such a procedure? How does it benefit organisms? Watch this video clip, not available anywhere else, to find out! Visit www.metamorphosisthefilm.com to purchase the DVD/Blu-ray and download a FREE digital companion book!
This episode of ID the Future features David Berslinski on his book, The Deniable Darwin & Other Essays and the identity he found as a scientific critic and his notorious Commentary essay attacking Darwinian theory. Listen in as Berlinski discusses origin of life research, the essay he considers his best, and the legacy of Darwin's On the Origins of Species.
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin interviews Dr. Alastiar Noble, director of the Centre for Intelligent Design, about the debate over ID in the UK. The discussion hones in on Intelligent Design in the science education setting as they contrast the differences and similarities between the ID movements in the U.S. and the UK. Dr. Alastair Noble studied chemistry and did research at the University of Glasgow. He has been a high school chemistry teacher, adviser, schools inspector and educational administrator. He has also worked on educational programmes within the BBC, the CBI, and the Health Service.
In this special video edition of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at Biologic Institute, discusses why natural selection is unable to account for the many changes that occur during butterfly metamorphosis. According to recent research, as many as six or more steps are required to change the function of just one protein. How does this relate to the numerous physical, hormonal, and cellular changes required to turn a larva into a butterfly? What would coordinate all these changes to ensure a successful transformation? Watch this compelling video clip, not available anywhere else, to find out! Visit www.metamorphosisthefilm.com to purchase the DVD/Blu-ray and download a FREE digital companion book!
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 a recent 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.