ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

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Dr. John Bloom: Perspectives on Cosmic Design

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. John Bloom finishes up his conversation with Casey Luskin about evidence for design in the universe from physics and cosmology. Listen in as Dr. Bloom discusses how prevalent design-friendly views are in the physics world.

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Dr. John Bloom: Cosmic Design and Fine Tuning

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his conversation with Dr. John Bloom about a recent WSJ op-ed by Eric Metaxas, “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God.” Dr. Bloom explains the concept of fine tuning and why it’s such a compelling argument for design in the universe.

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Dr. Cornelius Hunter on ENCODE and “Junk” DNA, Part 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Cornelius Hunter for a discussion about “junk” DNA and the ENCODE project. Dr. Hunter lends his insight into how non-coding DNA fits into the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolution and Intelligent Design, noting how Darwinian evolutionists have changed their predictions and explanations in order to accommodate contradictory evidence that would falsify their theory.

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“Freeloading” Off of Religion: Nancy Pearcey on Materialism and Human Rights

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture Fellow Nancy Pearcey. Discussing her book, Finding Truth: Five Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, Pearcey explains how evolutionary materialism freeloads from religion. She highlights prominent atheists who concede that the concepts of human rights, democracy, and equality originate from the Judeo-Christian worldview.

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Are Humans Simply Robots? Nancy Pearcey on the “Free Will Illusion”

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture Fellow Nancy Pearcey. Discussing her book, Finding Truth: Five Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, Pearcey points out the inconsistency of evolutionary materialists who hold that free will is simply an indispensable illusion.

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Is Human Reason Reliable? Interview with Nancy Pearcey, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture Fellow Nancy Pearcey. Discussing her book, Finding Truth: Five Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, Pearcey unpacks the spiritualized view of evolution, tracing it back to Hegel’s “soul of the world.” This concept birthed the postmodern view of the individual as a product of social forces.

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Is Human Reason Reliable? Interview with Nancy Pearcey

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture Fellow Nancy Pearcey. Discussing her new book, Finding Truth: Five Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, Pearcey highlights contradictions of evolution’s claims regarding human reason. If Neo-Darwinian theory postulates that man’s knowledge is not necessarily true — simply a product of natural selection — how can it also claim that the idea of God is a mis-firing of the human brain? Read an excerpt from Pearcey’s book about this issue at Evolution News.

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Mathematician Granville Sewell on Common Design

On this episode from the vaults here at ID the Future, pro-ID mathematician Granville Sewell talks about his book In the Beginning: And Other Essays on Intelligent Design and explains his views on Darwinism, design and how the second law of thermodynamics challenges materialism. Listen in as Sewell and Casey Luskin discuss everything from scientism, education policy, and origin of human consciousness, to the problem of evil.

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Philosophy, Faith and Science: Webb on Intelligent Design and Academia

On this reposted episode of ID the Future, listen as Casey Luskin and Stephen Webb discuss Dr. Webb’s personal story of how he became interested in intelligent design, and his experience as an ID-friendly professor teaching a class on evolution and religion. For a remembrance of Webb, who died in 2016, see this Evolution News post by David Klinghoffer.

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Answering a Strange Theological Objection to Intelligent Design: Occasionalism

On this reposted episode of ID the Future, listen as Casey Luskin and Stephen Webb discuss Dr. Webb’s intelligent design debate with Stephen Meredith at First Things. Dr. Webb explains occasionalism and how it relates to the intelligent design debate. He pushes back against this objection and against other theological objections to ID. For a remembrance of Webb, who died in 2016, see this Evolution News post by David Klinghoffer.