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Failed Predictions and Common Descent: Part V

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129
Guests
Paul Nelson
Duration
00:19:53
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On this episode of ID the Future, Paul Nelson concludes his series on common descent. Nelson and Luskin take a look at a recent paper addressing phylogenies and data which seems to conflict with common descent.

Nelson recommends weighing Darwinism’s claims with significant skepticism and moving from public rhetoric into the actual practice of the science. Dr. Nelson illustrates how evolution’s unequivocal, forceful claims give way to much more interesting science where people are struggling with real data and carefully listening to the evidence.

Paul Nelson

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Paul A. Nelson is currently a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University. He is a philosopher of biology who has been involved in the intelligent design debate internationally for three decades. His grandfather, Byron C. Nelson (1893-1972), a theologian and author, was an influential mid-20th century dissenter from Darwinian evolution. After Paul received his B.A. in philosophy with a minor in evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh, he entered the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. (1998) in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory.
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