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Rediscovering the Mystery of Ourselves: Part Two With Science Writer James Le Fanu

Casey Luskin
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This episode of ID the Future features part two of Casey Luskin’s interview with James Le Fanu, author of Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves. According to Dr. Le Fanu, one of the problems with Darwin’s theory and where it stands today is that it presupposes that the argument is closed, draining interest and fascination from the question of our origins.

Dr. Le Fanu discusses the problems with the Darwinian explanation for the evolution of the eye and how the development of genetics has brought our attention to the deep inscrutability of the nature of genetic structures and the origin of life. Can natural selection acting on random mutations account for these features? Listen in as Dr. Le Fanu explains how science is on the cusp of this intriguing moment, rediscovering the mystery of ourselves.

Listen to part one of the interview here.

To learn more about Dr. Le Fanu, visit his website here or read a recent review of his book at Evolution News & Views.

Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture
Casey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.
James LeFanu
Why Us?