On this episode of ID the Future, hear about the amazing design of one of Halloween’s creepiest creatures – the spider. Listen in to learn how the jumping spider’s eight eyes demonstrate division of labor, and how the spider’s silk is being used for eco-friendly fiber optics and biodegradable “plastics.”
Many credit Alfred Russel Wallace, who along with Darwin co-presented the theory of natural selection in letters to the Linnean Society of London, 150 years ago this year. But few seem to remember that, contrary to Darwin, Wallace actually believed that it was possible to detect design in nature. So, what would modern Darwin defenders make of Wallace today?
On this episode of ID the Future, Rob Crowther and Casey Luskin discuss the new website Discovery Institute launched in cooperation with Motive Marketing last week, www.AcademicFreedomPetition.com. AcademicFreedomPetition.com is where you can show your support for the rights of teachers and students to learn all about evolution, and to protect the freedom of scientists to research alternative scientific theories such as intelligent design. Supporters of academic freedom can go to www.academicfreedompetition.com to sign the Academic Freedom Petition and stand up for science.
On this episode of ID the Future Rob Crowther interviews Expelled Associate Producer Mark Mathis. Mathis was involved with Expelled early on, interviewing many of the scientists in the film. Listen in as he shares his experiences with ID the Future.
The new website launched today, intelligentdesign.org, provides people searching for information about intelligent design (ID) online an easy way to access the many leading ID websites that are out there. On this episode of IDTF, CSC’s Robert Crowther explains the need for such a website, and highlights some of its main features.
This episode of ID the Future features an interview with Center for Science and Culture’s Rob Crowther, who explains the problems with NOVA’s “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial,” a special 2-hour program devoted to the Dover trial on PBS next week. Crowther also explains Discovery Institute’s policy on interviews and shares his experience negotiating terms with NOVA’s producers.
In this installment of ID The Future, CSC’s Robert Crowther takes aim at Darwinist misinformation about the origins of intelligent design. Crowther makes mincemeat of the assertion that the term “intelligent design” was fabricated following the 1987 Edwards v. Aguillard Supreme Court case, showing instead that the term is over 100 years old. He also targets the Darwinist canard that terms like micro- and macroevolution were made up by Darwin’s critics.
This episode of ID the Future examines the new textbook Explore Evolution: Arguments For and Against Neo-Darwinism. This is the first biology textbook to present the scientific evidence both for and against key aspects of Darwinian evolution.
On this episode of ID the Future we take a look at Iowa State University’s decision to deny tenure to astronomer and professor Guillermo Gonzalez, despite the fact that he exceeds his department’s standard of research by 350%. Two faculty members at ISU have admitted that the denial of tenure to Dr. Gonzalez had to do with his support for intelligent design, a clear violation of Dr. Gonzalez’s academic freedom. Listen in and learn more about Guillermo’s research record and how you can help support his right to follow the evidence wherever it leads.