ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

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On the Prospect of Intelligent Design in Montana Public Schools, Let Us Be Clear

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin, CSC program officer in public policy and legal affairs, explains the Discovery Institute’s position on the prospect of teaching intelligent design in Montana public schools. As Youngkin emphasizes, Discovery Institute does not support pushing intelligent design into public school curriculum, because this would politicize the debate and prevent ID from gaining a fair hearing in the scientific community.

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In Indiana, Academic Freedom on the Horizon

On this episode of ID The Future Joshua Youngkin, Center for Science & Culture program officer in public policy and legal affairs, makes the case for academic freedom on evolution and in science class in response to public discussion of possible academic freedom legislation being introduced in Indiana.

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Thomas Nagel and the Limitations of Scientific Materialism

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin gives his review of Thomas Nagel’s new book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, a distinguished philosopher at NYU and an atheist, suggests that our world isn’t as scientifically knowable as many perceive it to be. Tune in as Youngkin discusses Nagel’s thoughts on why scientific materialism offers only a partial picture of the world.

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C.S. Lewis’s Doubts About Darwin

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin takes a brief look at C.S. Lewis’s views on Darwinian evolution and intelligent design. Previously unpublished notes reveal that C.S. Lewis had early doubts about Darwin. Interested in learning more? Download a FREE chapter of Dr. John West’s The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society at: www.magicianstwin.com.

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Professor Pigliucci’s Call for Thoughtful Criticism

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.

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Goes to Trial in Anti-ID Discrimination Case

On this episode of ID The Future, host David Boze interviews Joshua Youngkin, a legal affairs analyst at the Discovery Institute, about new developments in the case of David Coppedge, a former employee of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, who was demoted and later fired for discussing intelligent design. Youngkin provides background on Coppedge’s tenure at JPL and gives insight into the legal basis for the discrimination lawsuit that will now go before a jury trial. “This is a case that comes under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. It bars employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their viewpoint…” Make your voice heard! Visit our David Coppedge Case Information page to get more info, the latest updates, and Read More ›

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Dr. Alastair Noble Discusses the ID Movement in the UK

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin interviews Dr. Alastiar 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.

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AFA’s Attorney Discusses Intelligent Design’s Vindication in the CSC Settlement

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin interviews William Becker of the Becker Law firm, the attorney who represented the American Freedom Alliance (AFA) in their lawsuit against the California Science Center (CSC). Listen in as Bill Becker offers his perspective as a front line defender of free speech in this historic case for intelligent design.

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Defending the First Amendment: Implications of the Recent CSC Settlement

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin interviews Discovery Institute President Bruce Chapman about the implications of the recent lawsuit between the American Freedom Alliance (AFA) and the California Science Center (CSC). The CSC, a government-run institution, canceled the AFA’s screening of Darwin’s Dilemma in an act of censorship of the intelligent design viewpoint and violation of first amendment rights. Chapman discusses why the CSC’s agreement to pay $110,000 to the AFA is a significant victory for champions of both free speech and free intellectual inquiry.

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California Science Center Pays $110,000 to Settle Intelligent Design Discrimination Lawsuit

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin and Casey Luskin discuss the recent settlement in the American Freedom Alliance (AFA) v. California Science Center (CSC) lawsuit. In the settlement, CSC paid AFA over $100,000 to avoid a public trial that would have exposed evidence of viewpoint discrimination against intelligent design. Listen in as Luskin and Youngkin discuss some of the evidence in this case that shows discrimination and intolerance against ID.