On this episode of ID the Future, Rob Crowther speaks with David Klinghoffer, editor of Evolution News and Science Today, about contemporary “cancel culture” that’s attempting to push disfavored ideas and people out of the public square, and how the cancel-culture phenomenon struck intelligent design long before cancel culture was a household term. The term — and the movie title — more commonly used in ID circles has been “expelled.” It’s happened to Richard Sternberg, Günter Bechly, Douglas Axe, and other ID-friendly researchers, to the point that many ID-sympathizing scientists have to hide their beliefs to protect research funding and careers. Klinghoffer emphasizes that this isn’t just a debate off in the corner. Rather, ID is a “hard-core truth,” meaning it’s one of those on which our entire culture of freedom rests, for what else does it mean that we were “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights”?
On this episode of ID: The Future, Evolution News & Science Today editor David Klinghoffer takes issue with the suggestion that conservatives tend to view science as “a kind of fakery,” and that they embrace intelligent design primarily out of religious, anti-science motives. Then Klinghoffer considers the case of physicist and Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson, who came out in support of intelligent design on PBS’s Closer to Truth.
On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer reviews Tom Bethell’s book Darwin’s House of Cards. This volume’s approach to evolution, Klinghoffer says, should serve as a model for the media. Listen in to hear more about Bethell’s interviews with leading paleontologists Colin Patterson and Gareth Nelson.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer shares about Tom Wolfe’s new book, which critiques evolutionary explanations for the origin of language.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer discusses the term antiscience — and how it’s now used by those on both sides of disagreements on scientific issues. Klinghoffer suggests that we discard the label.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer discusses the results of opinion surveys of academic freedom on evolution, which reflect massive public support of academic freedom from all demographics — including atheists and theists, Democrats and Republicans — despite pushback on academic freedom from academia.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, listen to David Klinghoffer read his article from Evolution News on widespread support for allowing scientific dissent and the upcoming Royal Society meeting.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future CSC Senior Fellow David Klinghoffer gives his review of the new book Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition that Life Is Designed, by biologist Douglas Axe. Klinghoffer calls the book an “intellectual tool,” and explains how the book engages even the non-scientists on key scientific issues of the day.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, listen to an article from Evolution News on a recent survey showing strong nationwide backing for academic freedom. This support spans diverse religious and political affiliations, and differences in gender and age.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, Senior Fellow David Klinghoffer discusses the concept of “human exceptionalism” — the idea than human beings hold a unique place in the world, reflecting a special status not comparable to other creatures. Klinghoffer examines the relation between a belief in intelligent design and a belief in human exceptionalism, arguing that ID helps make the case for human dignity.