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?
On this episode of ID The Future Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Dr. John West talks about his forthcoming book, Darwin’s Conservatives: The Misguided Quest.Read More ›
Recently, seismologists were met with the unfortunate news that North Korea probably tested a nuclear weapon and handed the task of confirming whether the North Korean government was truthful when they claimed they tested a nuke. Interestingly, they will be using the theory of intelligent design in trying to distinguish between naturally caused seismic energy and seismic energy which was artificially produced by an explosion caused by intelligence.Read More ›
On this episode of ID The Future we report the good news that legal scholar and CSC Fellow Francis Beckwith has been granted tenure at Baylor University.
Last school year Beckwith was denied tenure, in part for his legal opinion that it is constitutional to teach about intelligent design in science classes. The denial of tenure to a legal scholar as acclaimed as Beckwith ignited a several month controversy, which has happily ended with Beckwith receiving tenure after appealing the original decision.Read More ›
On this episode of ID The Future, Discovery President Bruce Chapman looks at recent statements by the Pope and finds them to be right in line with the new book, A Meaningful World, which advances the theory of intelligent design in new directions.Read More ›
On this episode of ID The Future we have an interview with ID proponent, Sam Chen, one of the developers and moderators of the new website overwhelmingevidence.com. According to the OE website: “Overwhelming Evidence is a site where high school students can network and communicate their views on intelligent design and evolution. … This site is meant to encourage students to explore the facts, report the facts, and debate the facts.”Read More ›
This episode features an interview with Lehigh University professor and biochemist Dr. Michael Behe about intelligent design and the bacterial flagellum. Dr. Behe discusses a recent article in Nature Reviews Microbiology which claims that the flagellum could evolve. Dr. Behe analyzes the arguments about the flagellum and finds that they do not support Darwin’s theory.