ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

Film Says Darwinian Evolution Co-Founder Embraced Design

John G. West
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On this episode of ID The Future, Dr. John West, Associate Director of Discovery’s Center for Science & Culture, discusses Alfred Russel Wallace, co-discoverer of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin’s Heretic is a new documentary short film now available online that highlights Wallace’s theory of “intelligent evolution” and reveals his contributions to biogeography. The film is based on a recent book by historian Michael Flannery called Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life.

Says West: “The fact that the very co-founder of the theory [of evolution by natural selection] ended up embracing design is something many Darwinists don’t know and those who do know really don’t want to talk about because it doesn’t fit with the script!”

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John G. West

Senior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute
Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.
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