On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin takes a look at an open letter that Professor Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher and evolutionary biologist, wrote for his “Community of Reason,” which he describes as “the broad set encompassing skeptics, atheists and secular humanists.” Pigliucci’s criticism is that many that claim to be the defenders of reason cling to their own irrational scientific, philosophical, and political beliefs, rather than engaging in dialogue or building critiques out of logic and evidence.
On this episode of ID the Future Joshua Youngkin concludes his discussion on the new book & documentary film The War on Humans with the book’s author, Wesley J. Smith. In the fourth and final segment of the series, Smith discusses the impact of Darwinism on bioethics and human rights and why we need to take the anti-humanism movement seriously.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin sits down with Joshua Youngkin, Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs, to discuss how Amarillo College recently cancelled a non-science, non-credit, intelligent design course after receiving threats from atheist activists. Listen in as Luskin and Youngkin talk about their investigation and give background on the situation.
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin interviews Dr. Alastair Noble, director of the Centre for Intelligent Design, about the debate over ID in the UK. The discussion hones in on Intelligent Design in the science education setting as they contrast the differences and similarities between the ID movements in the U.S. and the UK.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and Joshua Youngkin discuss the release of the new scientific volume Biological Information: New Perspectives, a multi-disciplinary analysis of standard evolutionary theory that challenges its ability to explain the origin of biological information. Luskin and Youngkin tell the story of how this volume was initially barred from publication under pressure from Darwin lobbyists, but has now been published. Listen in!
On this episode of ID the Future, attorney Joshua Youngkin, Discovery Institute Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs, gives some background on Ball State University’s violation of academic freedom — an issue that has escalated with BSU President Jo Ann Gora’s recent edict forbidding all faculty from expressing support for intelligent design in the classroom. Youngkin reveal’s BSU’s targeted application of speech restrictions, discussing how BSU allows faculty to teach that “Science Must Destroy Religion,” and calls for BSU lift its ban on discussions of intelligent design. If you support academic freedom on intelligent design, please contact Ball State University’s Board of Trustees right away and ask them to overturn President Gora’s ban on faculty discussions of intelligent Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Joshua Youngkin and attorney Rita Dunaway of The Rutherford Institute discuss the academic freedom case of John Freshwater, an Ohio middle school science teacher of 24 years. Freshwater was fired after it was revealed that he was teaching both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution in his classroom.
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin interviews the author of I, Charles Darwin, about his unique book in which Darwin returns to the modern day. What would happen if Charles Darwin were to come back today? I, Charles Darwin examines that issue both scientifically and culturally.
On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin discusses a recent interview with Governor Bobby Jindal on NBC on science education policy, and the ensuing backlash from those who frame the Louisiana Science Education Act as pushing creationist religion into public schools.