ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

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When It’s Wise to Question the Scientific Consensus

On this episode of ID the Future, Anika Smith interviews CSC Research Director Jay Richards about when it’s wise to doubt a “scientific consensus.” With growing skepticism on issues where the public is told that scientific consensus exists — most notably Darwinian evolution, but also climate change. How can we tell if the consensus is based on social pressure or on scientific evidence? Listen in, and be sure to read Dr. Richards’ article at The American here.

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Is the Brain Just an Illusion?

On this episode of ID The Future, Anika Smith interviews science writer Denyse O’Leary about her book, The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul.

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Discovery Institute Announces the 2010 Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design

This episode of ID the Future features a special announcement from Discovery Institute announcing the 2010 Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design.

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Academic Freedom Update: California Science Center Engaged in Illegal Cover-Up

This episode of ID the Future features an academic freedom update on the California Science Center’s cancellation last October of a screening of a pro-ID film, Darwin’s Dilemma, by a private group. How does a government agency try to evade its obligations to the First Amendment? By suppressing information. Listen in to learn about the evidence that the Discovery Institute has uncovered in its lawsuit against the Science Center. For more information and continuing coverage of this story, stay tuned to Evolution News & Views.

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Darwinists Launch Cyber Attack on Intelligent Design Conference Website

Censorship has many forms. In this episode of ID the Future, Anika Smith talks to Shepherd Project Executive Director Craig Smith about how his organization recently became target the of malicious computer hackers in a coordinated attempt to suppress information about an upcoming conference on Darwin and intelligent design in Colorado.

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Academic Freedom Action Alert

This episode of ID the Future features breaking news that could affect your freedom to present views that dissent from Darwin in a public place. CSC Associate Director John West explains in an interview with Anika Smith.

Free speech on evolution is under attack in California, where censors have expelled the intelligent design documentary, Darwin’s Dilemma, from the state science center.

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Scientific Journals Haunted by Intelligent Design: Michael Behe on Irreducible Complexity and PNAS

On this episode of ID the Future Anika Smith interviews Lehigh University professor Michael Behe about irreducible complexity and the way his critics have tried to address his idea.., without actually having to address it. What happens when Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences publishes a paper substituting reducible systems to test irreducible complexity? And what does it mean when prestigious journals try to refute your idea… and keep claiming to refute it without allowing you to respond? Listen in and discover what’s at the root of all this Darwinian anxiety: the power of an idea.

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Behind the Scenes With Darwin’s Dilemma: An Interview With Producer Lad Allen

On this episode of ID the Future Anika Smith interviews Illustra Media producer Lad Allen on the new film out next week, Darwin’s Dilemma. As the third film in the intelligent design trilogy from Illustra Media, Darwin’s Dilemma represents a capstone for Allen, who traversed the globe to present the story of Darwin’s journey to his theory of evolution and the Cambrian Explosion, the nagging problem for Darwin in the fossil record that has become a crisis for evolution today.

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New Atheists, New Theistic Evolutionists, and FaithandEvolution.org: Who Is Right?

This episode of ID the Future features CSC associate director John West interviewed by Anika Smith on the launch of the new website, FaithandEvolution.org, bringing clarity to the conversation between the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins and the new theistic evolutionists like Francis Collins. Is faith in God compatible with Darwinian evolution? Who is right, and why does it matter? Listen in, and learn more at FaithandEvolution.org.

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The New Spontaneous Generationists

On this episode of ID the Future, Anika Smith interviews writer Robert Deyes on The New Spontaneous Generationists, who argue that “matter and energy somehow self-originated into complex forms without outside intelligence.” While we may have moved beyond expecting rats to materialize from garbage heaps and maggots from decaying meat, materialists today are trying to simulate the origin of first life without intelligent agency — and they’re failing. Listen in to learn why, and read Deyes’ article at ARN’s ID Report for more.

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