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Cornelius G. Hunter

Cornelius Hunter on More “Junk” DNA That Turned Out To Be Crucial

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Cornelius Hunter, author of Science’s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism, talks about new findings on so-called “junk” DNA. Evolutionary theory predicts lots of such “Darwinian detritus” that does nothing for organisms. That prediction keeps coming up false. “Satellite DNA” was one form of DNA thought to be junk, and left on the back burner by researchers. But now it’s been found to be both crucial — for the fertility of male fruit flies — and species-specific. Evolutionary theory expected none of this, though it gamely accommodate it, Hunter explains. How? By moving the goalposts.

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Why This Virus is No Threat to Intelligent Design

On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin interviews Cornelius Hunter about a recent article in Science on virus invasion of bacteria. Hunter explains protein-protein binding and how the immune system is not analogous to evolution. Listen in as these two biologists discuss criticisms of neo-Darwinism!

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Darwinian Horror Story: Lamarck Back From the Grave

On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin interviews biologist Cornelius Hunter about the growing problem that epigenetics poses for Neo-Darwinism. Modern evolutionary theory has long insisted that genes and genetic mutations are where the evolutionary action is, and dismissed the early 19th century naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck for suggesting that new environmental pressures could drive heritable changes in a population within a single generation. But as Hunter explains, recent experiments reveal that this does happen and epigenetic sources in the cell are the key drivers. Worse for mainstream evolutionists, this epigenetic machinery is not easily domesticated into the Darwinian agenda of keeping teleology out of the picture.

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Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 4

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Cornelius Hunter — a Discovery Institute Fellow, adjunct professor, and author — about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this fourth and final podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses evolution’s failed prediction that competition should be greatest between neighbors.

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Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 3

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Cornelius Hunter — a Discovery Institute Fellow, adjunct professor, and author — about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this third podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses how mutations are adaptive and features of James Shapiro’s natural genetic engineering model.

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Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Cornelius Hunter — a Discovery Institute Fellow, adjunct professor, and author — about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this second podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses the uniqueness of DNA code and differences in fundamental molecules.

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Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Cornelius Hunter — a Discovery Institute Fellow, adjust professor, and author — about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this first podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses why he was inspired to pursue this work.

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New Program, “Darwin Scholars,” Offers Online Education on Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Professor Cornelius Hunter about his new program Darwin Scholars, an online education program where people can learn about evolution. Hear Prof. Hunter discuss the program, the courses offered, and why he was inspired to start it.  Visit the Darwin Scholars website at www.darwinscholars.com.

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Serendipity and Exaptation: Circular Arguments for Darwinian Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and guest Dr. Cornelius Hunter talk about the issue of serendipity and what it means for the modern theory of evolution. Dr. Hunter discusses how Darwinian evolutionists have relied heavily on serendipity and exaptation — or, as Dr. Hunter calls it, “sheer dumb luck” — to explain complex features in biology and prop up their theory.

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Part 3: Dr. Cornelius Hunter on ENCODE and “Junk” DNA

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin finishes up his conversation with Dr. Cornelius Hunter as they discuss how Darwinists are responding to the challenge of how new traits emerge — a question that has long puzzled evolutionary biologists. Listen in!

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