ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

Cornelius Hunter on More “Junk” DNA That Turned Out To Be Crucial

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Cornelius Hunter, author of Science’s Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism, talks about new findings on so-called “junk” DNA. Evolutionary theory predicts lots of such “Darwinian detritus” that does nothing for organisms. That prediction keeps coming up false. “Satellite DNA” was one form of DNA thought to be junk, and left on the back burner by researchers. But now it’s been found to be both crucial — for the fertility of male fruit flies — and species-specific. Evolutionary theory expected none of this, though it gamely accommodate it, Hunter explains. How? By moving the goalposts.

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Evolution in the Classroom: Part Two

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, hear more from Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who 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 One

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, hear from CSC Fellow Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who 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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Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 4

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Dr. Cornelius Hunter talks about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this fourth and final podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses evolution’s failed prediction that competition should be greatest between neighbors.

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Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 3

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Cornelius Hunter — a Discovery Institute Fellow, adjunct professor, and author — about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this third podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses how mutations are adaptive and features of James Shapiro’s natural genetic engineering model.

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Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Cornelius Hunter shares about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this second podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses the uniqueness of DNA code and differences in fundamental molecules.

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Dr. Cornelius Hunter: False Predictions of Darwinian Evolution, pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Dr. Cornelius Hunter talks about his website Darwin’s Predictions, which critically examines 22 fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory. In this first podcast of the series, Dr. Hunter discusses why he was inspired to pursue this work.

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Cornelius Hunter on the Ever-Receding Ancestor to Mitochondria

On this episode of ID the Future, biophysicist Cornelius Hunter explains how mitochondria, the powerhouse of eukaryotic cells, pose a powerful and newly acute problem for evolution. For years evolutionists thought that some early cells must somehow have brought other cells inside of them, and those other cells then mysteriously evolved into mitochondria. But recent research undermines that notion. Why do many evolutionists then still cling to the idea? Dr. Hunter’s answer explains how a lot of evolutionary thinking persists in the face of mounting contrary evidence.
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Serendipity and Circular Arguments in Modern Darwinism

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Casey Luskin and guest Dr. Cornelius Hunter talk about the issue of serendipity and what it means for the modern theory of evolution. Dr. Hunter discusses how Darwinian evolutionists have relied heavily on serendipity and exaptation — or, as Dr. Hunter calls it, “sheer dumb luck” — to explain complex features in biology and prop up their theory.

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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.