ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

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Evaluating Nature’s “Evolutionary Gems” and Finding Fishy Stories

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin examines Nature’s “15 Evolutionary Gems” packet, which he describes as “an evangelism packet for those wishing to spread the good news about Darwinism.” The packet purported to show “just what is the evidence for evolution by natural selection,” but Luskin looks at these jewels and finds that they’re just paste. Listen in to this first installment on Stickleback fish.

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Rediscovering the Mystery of Ourselves: Part Two With Science Writer James Le Fanu

This episode of ID the Future features part two of Casey Luskin’s interview with James Le Fanu, author of Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves. According to Dr. Le Fanu, one of the problems with Darwin’s theory and where it stands today is that it presupposes that the argument is closed, draining interest and fascination from the question of our origins.

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Darwin Doubting in the UK: Columnist, Doctor and Author James Le Fanu

This episode of ID the Future features part one of Casey Luskin’s interview with James Le Fanu, author of Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves. Dr. Le Fanu shares his perspective as someone who straddles two worlds, encountering science on a micro level in his practice as a medical doctor, and reflecting on the broader aspects of science and medicine as an author and columnist for the UK’s Daily Telegraph. Dr. Le Fanu explains why he doubts the too-simplistic Darwinian account, where the “facade of knowing” is daily challenged by the inescapable complexity of life.

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The Design of Life: What the Evidence of Biological Systems Reveals

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems with author Dr. William Dembski. Is design in nature just an “illusion,” as Richard Dawkins proclaims? Dembski and co-author Dr. Jonathan Wells show the answer is “no.” Biologists have and continue to use the assumption of design successfully, precisely because design in biology is not an illusion but real.

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Another Icon of the “Junk DNA” Argument Bites the Dust

On this episode of ID The Future, CSC Research Director Casey Luskin examines a recent paper in Genome Biology and Evolution which argues that the famous beta-globin pseudogene is functional. Why is this pseudogene famous? Well, it’s been Exhibit A — literally, offered as evidence in a court case — for critics of intelligent design who argue that our genome is full of useless, functionless junk, and therefore can’t be a product of design. In light of this new evidence for the functionality of the beta-globin pseudogene, it seems that this so-called Exhibit A, collapses.

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The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Featuring Casey Luskin

On this episode of ID the Future, hear an episode of Tom Woodward’s radio show The Universe Next Door, which features CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin. Luskin explains the mystery of the Cambrian explosion, gives examples of human designs that copy designs in nature, and gives 5 major problems with current theories about the chemical origin of life.

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David Berlinski: Is Human Nature Improving? Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Senior Fellow Dr. David Berlinski and Casey Luskin discuss Steven Pinker’s argument from his recent book The Better Angels of Our Nature that human nature is improving. Tune in to this first segment as Dr. Berlinski examines statistical evidence used in support of Pinker’s argument and explains why he has doubts about Pinker’s claim that violence is on the decline.

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Evolution in the Classroom: Part 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his talk with Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who recently signed up to take an online college-level course on evolution. Dr. Hunter discusses the dogmatic arguments for Darwinian evolution that he encountered and his experience dialoguing with fellow students.

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Evolution in the Classroom: Part 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with CSC Fellow Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who recently signed up to take a free online course at Coursera titled “Introduction to Genetics and Evolution,” taught by Duke University professor Mohamed Noor. Tune in as Dr. Hunter shares about his experience & discusses the misrepresentations and fallacies that are presented in the typical undergraduate evolutionary biology course.

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Michael Behe: Vindication for ‘The Edge of Evolution’

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Michael Behe talks with Casey Luskin about recent findings that support his argument in The Edge of Evolution. Dr. Behe explains why Chloroquine, a drug that treats malaria, presents a good opportunity to study the limits of random mutation and natural selection, and how his conclusions inspired so much backlash — including misrepresentation of his argument — from his critics.