ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
Author

Jonathan Wells

id-the-future-head

Intelligent Design in Brazil: A Jonathan Wells Field Report

“It’s been a long time since I’ve had such respectful give-and-take, from both professors and students.” Jonathan Wells gives that encouraging word and more when he speaks with Ray Bohlin about his recent visit to Brazil. Interest in intelligent design is strong there, audiences were large, and the Q&A lively. Among other things, Wells reports on Discovery Institute-Mackenzie at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Darwin’s Finches: Meet the New Hype, Same as the Old Hype

On this episode of ID The Future, Ray Bohlin talks with CSC Senior Fellow Jonathan Wells, author of the Zombie Science, about some new hype over Darwin’s finches, an icon of evolution that just won’t die. Seventeen years after Icons of Evolution, Darwin’s finches are back in the news and can still be found in biology textbooks despite the fact that they illustrate no net evolutionary change nor did they play a role in helping Darwin formulate his theory.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Zombie Science Author: From Berserkeley to Berkeley and Back Again

On this episode of ID the Future, Zombie Science author Jonathan Wells talks about his multifaceted, impressive and, at times, quirky educational history. Dr. Wells started as an undergrad geology major at Princeton and later moved to Berkeley to finish his undergraduate work. He was arrested as a conscientious objector and saw the ugly side of the anti-war movement. Disgusted, he moved to the remote mountains and there discovered evidence of intelligent design. After snagging a Ph.D. in theology from Yale, he returned Berkeley for his second Ph.D., this one in embryology. It was in studying embryos that Dr. Wells came across his first Icon of Evolution, Haeckel’s embryos. More icons soon followed. These and the dogmatism of the scientific materialists are explored in his newest book, Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Separating Fact from Faith in Science

An accountant wonders how people can separate fact from faith in scientific claims, and biologist Jonathan Wells (author of Zombie Science) and playwright Matt Chait respond. This conversation was taped live in Hollywood during a discussion after the final performance of Disinherit the Wind, a play that tells the story of a neurobiologist who sues his university for the right to challenge neo-Darwinian evolution.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Back to School: A Guide to Bogus Evidence for Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Robert Crowther asks biologist Jonathan Wells, author of Zombie Science, what icons of evolution students should be on the lookout for as they head back to school. Wells says there are several still in wide circulation.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Zombie Science Author Jonathan Wells Reviews the Reviews

On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin gets author Jonathan Wells’ reaction to early feedback on Wells’ new book, Zombie Science. Listen in as Wells shares his favorite endorsement, discusses evolutionist Jerry Coyne’s “review” (Coyne doesn’t appear even to have read the book), and describes a spoof review that … well, listen and decide for yourself what you think the reviewer’s real message was.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Online Companion for Dembski’s and Wells’s The Design of Life: Delve into the Evidence

On this episode of ID the Future, Jonathan Wells, co author of The Design of Life, discusses the just-released Design of Life Online Companion. Listen in to learn more about this resource, which includes chapter summaries, videos, and quizzes. Then access the free course at DiscoveryU.org!

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Zombie Science as a Biology Teacher Resource: Bohlin and Wells on Evolution Education

On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Ray Bohlin discusses Texas’ streamlined biology standards, and Jonathan Wells identifies how teachers could find Zombie Science helpful for their personal use as they present information on the fossil record and DNA. For more information on evolution in public schools, please see our science education policy.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Zombie Science Book Launch Q&A II: ID Research and Reforming Biology Textbooks

On this episode of ID the Future, listen to Jonathan Wells and John West answer questions on intelligent design research about information, and what to do if your school district has zombie science in its biology textbook. For more on Wells’ book Zombie Science, visit iconsofevolution.com.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Jonathan Wells and John West Field Questions at the Zombie Science Book Launch

On this episode of ID the Future, listen to Jonathan Wells and John West answer questions on the intelligent design movement, embryological development, speciation and biomimicry. For more on Wells’ book Zombie Science, visit iconsofevolution.com.

Read More ›