On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Lukin interviews Dr. Thomas Woodward and they discuss his new book Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design which analyzes the rhetoric used by Darwinists in their critiques of intelligent design. Woodward documents how Darwinists often use ad hominem attacks and promote “fantasy themes” about the supposed “theocracy” of intelligent design to avoid discussing the scientific issues. Click here for more information about Darwin Strikes Back.
On this episode of ID The Future attorney Seth Cooper previews the coming case of Caldwell v. Roseville Joint Union High Sch. Dist. Next week a federal court in California will hear important pre-trial arguments in the latest state of the case of parent Larry Caldwell against his local school district. Caldwell says his rights as a parent and citizen were trampled by the school district when he tried to enhance the district’s teaching of evolution and proposed the Quality Science Education Policy.
On this episode of ID The Future, the CSC’s Robert Crowther reports on the problems with peer-review and the obstacles the system presents to new and novel ideas in science. For more information visit Evolution News & Views.
On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin examines National Geographic’s pro-evolution article “From Fins to Wings,” by Carl Zimmer which quotes Harvard microbiologist Howard Berg saying “The basic idea of evolution is so elegant, so beautiful, so simple.” As Luskin shows, the article misses the target in a number of ways. Luskin asks In our experience, does a “simple” process generate the type of vast complexity found throughout biology? Then he shows that Zimmer’s answer is a just-so story.
On this episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin examines the recent crusade against religion by the world’s foremost Darwinist, Richard Dawkins. In a recent BBC news article Dawkins claimed that America is ready for an attack on religion. What is Dawkins’ attack? He aims to convince people that the religions of their upbringing are nonsense and that life comes about through purely natural, Darwinian processes.
Recently, at the CSC 10th Anniversary Dinner, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to spend a wonderful evening with CSC senior fellow, and author of Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe along with nationally syndicated radio commentator Michael Medved. Medved interviewed Behe for nearly an hour and gave us all a unique look at Behe as a biochemist, a professor and an author. In this clip, Medved asks Behe how it is he came to be a dissenter from Darwin’s theory of evolution.
On this episode of ID The Future CSC’s Logan Gage asks, who wrote Richard Dawkins’ latest book, The God Delusion? Gage interviews AEI’s Joe Manzari who questioned Dawkins about this at a recent event promoting the book. A strong determinist, which Dawkins would seem to be as a staunchly atheistic Darwinist, believes that everything is pre-determined by material processes. So, taking credit for writing a book is illogical. Does Dawkins believe determinism is true? Does he think people are responsible for their actions or not?