ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

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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.

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Dr. Michael Denton: Paradigm Shifts

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Senior Fellow Dr. Michael Denton for a discussion of paradigm shifts in science. Dr. Denton reflects on paradigm shifts that he’s witnessed in his lifetime and how his own thinking has changed over the years, and also looks at how these shifts challenge Darwinian evolution in new ways.

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Scientific Reasons to Reject an Atheistic Worldview: Exploring TrueU with Mike Keas

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews CSC senior fellow Dr. Mike Keas, author and expert on science pedagogy. Dr. Keas discusses True U, a worldview curriculum aimed at high school and college students. Dr. Keas contributes to the teaching resources at TrueU.org. Listen in as they talk about the impact of the New Atheists and how scientifically-based arguments such as intelligent design have religious implications.

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An Atheist Discusses the Scientific Merits of Intelligent Design

On this episode of ID the Future, atheist philosopher Bradley Monton defends intelligent design as science, discussing methodological naturalism and the evidential force of ID with Casey Luskin. Listen in as Professor Monton shares how ID-critic Robert Pennock tried to intimidate him (and click here for more of that story).

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Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design

In this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin interviews Bradley J. Monton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, about his book Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design. As the book’s title suggests, Monton is an atheist who feels that some intelligent design (ID) arguments hold merit and are worth taking seriously. Listen to this podcast as Monton explains how ID-critics commonly dismiss the theory through fallacious objections that do not address the actual arguments of ID-proponents.

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Graduate Student Challenges Avida in Scientific Paper

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Winston Ewert, a graduate student in computer science at Baylor University who recently co-authored a paper titled, “Evolutionary Synthesis of Nand Logic: Dissecting a Digital Organism,” in Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Ewert shares how reading Richard Dawkins led him to his current research in evolutionary computation and his criticisms of the Avida Simulation.

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The Best Way to Teach Evolution: Treat It Like Science

What’s the best way to teach evolution? On this episode of ID the Future, Rob Crowther interviews Casey Luskin about his article, “The Constitutionality and Pedagogical Benefits of Teaching Evolution Scientifically,” published in the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy. Luskin shares from his research of the problems facing American science education — how students not inspired to pursue science and not taught how to think like scientists — and the solution of inquiry-based science education.

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Physicist Rob Sheldon on the History of Cosmological Thought, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon talks with Casey Luskin about how there has been a paradigm shift in cosmological thought. Though cosmologists used to believe that the universe existed eternally in a static state, they now see a finite universe that had a beginning. Dr. Sheldon also explores the implications of this shift for theism, materialism, and intelligent design.

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Physicist Rob Sheldon on the History of Cosmological Thought, Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon talks with Casey Luskin about how there has been a paradigm shift in cosmological thought. Though cosmologists used to believe that the universe existed eternally in a static state, they now see a finite universe that had a beginning. Dr. Sheldon also explores the implications of this shift for theism, materialism, and intelligent design.

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Paper Lays to Rest “Vernanimalcula,” Supposed Precambrian Ancestor of Bilaterian Animals

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze talks with Casey Luskin about the Precambrian fossil Vernanimalcula, which was thought to be the proof that Darwinists needed to refute the idea of the Cambrian explosion — the idea that life exploded in complexity during a specific period of time. Vernanimalcula was thought to be the Precambrian ancestor of all bilaterian animals, dating back to tens of millions of years prior to the Cambrian explosion. However, a new article published in Evolution & Development has concluded that “There is no evidential basis for interpreting Vernanimalcula as an animal, let alone a bilaterian.”