ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

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Octopuses from the Sky: Scientists Propose “Aliens Seeded Life on Earth”

On this ID the Future from the vault, biologist Ann Gauger discuss panspermia, the topic of a peer-reviewed paper published recently by several very serious scientists. Panspermia tries to sidestep problems in origins biology by suggesting that, to quote the title of an old science fiction movie, “it came from outer space.” And yes, according to this explanation, maybe aliens even sent it our way. Maybe (honest — this is a real theory) the first octopuses came here special delivery, as encapsulated embryos falling from the sky. Anything but intelligent design, for these very serious scientists. Tune in to learn from Dr. Gauger what precisely drove these scientists to such an explanation.

Honoring Phillip Johnson Pt. 4: Ann Gauger

On this episode of ID the Future, we hear biologist and Center for Science and Culture senior fellow Ann Gauger speaking at a gathering to honor the recently deceased Dr. Phillip Johnson, the Berkeley law professor known affectionately as the “godfather” of the intelligent design movement.

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Gauger: Is It Easy to Get A New Protein?

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Ann Gauger discusses a central argument used by evolutionary biologists to say it’s simple to get new proteins. Listen in to learn more about nylonase, and whether it shows that purely natural processes can produce biological information.

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New Gene Research: A Single-Couple Human Origin is Possible

On this episode of ID the Future, biologist Ann Gauger talks with host Andrew McDiarmid about new research challenging the common claim that the field of population genetics rules out a single-couple human origin. She and Stockholm University statistical mathematician Ola Hössjer have just published a paper in the journal BIO-Complexity modeling the scenario using a newly developed computer algorithm. The results, Gauger says, show that the genetic data does not rule out Adam and Eve.

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Ann Gauger on Emerging Clues to Life’s Design

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid shares biologist Ann Gauger’s recent article on emerging clues to life’s design, and how the “Darwinian Regime” tends to ignore them. One stubborn bit of biological evidence Gauger highlights is the fact that cells can’t make life-essential ATP, NAD, and other metabolic co-factors without having ATP, NAD, and the other co-factors there first. It’s a “daisy chain of causal circularity woven by what must be an intelligent designer,” Gauger comments. Or as she also puts it, “It’s chickens and eggs, all the way down.”

How Chimps and Humans are Different, Pt. 4: Anatomy and Behavior

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Ann Gauger discusses physiological, anatomical, cultural and behavioral differences between humans and chimpanzees.

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How Chimps and Humans are Different, Pt. 3: Non-Coding DNA

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Ann Gauger discusses so-called “junk” DNA. She explains species-specific mobile genetic elements and how our DNA is used. Listen in to learn about our computer-like genome!

How Chimps and Humans are Different, Pt. 2: Human-Specific Genes

“We don’t splice our DNA the same way chimps do,” says Dr. Ann Gauger.  On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, she discusses human and chimpanzee genomes. Did you know that one stretch of DNA can code for multiple proteins?

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How Chimps and Humans are Different, Pt. 1: The Genome

Do we have 99% of our DNA in common with chimps? On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Dr. Ann Gauger discusses human and chimpanzee genomes. What is a genome? How is it sequenced?

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ID Inquiry: Ann Gauger on Antibiotic Resistance

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, hear an episode of our segment ID Inquiry, in which scientists and scholars answer your questions about intelligent design and evolution. Tune in to this episode as Dr. Ann Gauger discusses evolution and antibiotic resistance.