ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

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New Michael Chaberek Book Is a Debate-Changer on Thomistic Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, philosopher Logan Gage speaks with Sarah Chaffee about the new book Aquinas and Evolution by Fr. Michael Chaberek. Philosophers in the tradition of Thomas Aquinas — Thomistic evolutionists — have pressured Intelligent Design theorists, saying that it gets Aquinas wrong, in fact it even gets God wrong. Dr. Gage says Fr. Chaberek’s book counters that pressure and shows how “Thomistic” evolution contradicts Aquinas.

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John Mark Reynolds on When Athens Met Jerusalem

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Logan Gage talks with Dr. John Mark Reynolds, at the time the head of Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute. Listen in as they discuss Reynolds’ book When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought. How did science develop? What were the Judeo-Christian roots of the scientific revolution? What about the often-underappreciated role of the Eastern Church? And what about the contributions of ancient Greek thought? Reynolds also explores how some of the giants of ancient Greek philosophy made design arguments.

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Jay Richards: Falsifiability in Science

On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage and Jay Richards discuss Popper’s falsification test for science. Today, the demarcation for science is the idea is that a theory should be empirically testable. Nonetheless, many ID proponents use the harder criterion of falsifiability.

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‘When Athens Met Jerusalem’ With John Mark Reynolds

On this episode of ID the Future Logan Gage interviews CSC Fellow John Mark Reynolds, author of the book When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought.

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The Mind-Body Problem and Promissory Materialism

On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage interviews Michael Egnor, professor of neurosurgery at SUNY Stony Brook, on the mind-body problem and promissory materialism.

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Arguing Analogies: Dr. Jay Richards on Paley’s Natural Theology

In this edition of ID The Future, Logan Gage interviews CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Jay Richards about William Paley, David Hume, and the arguments for intelligent design. Dr. Richards begins with a description of William Paley’s 1802 book Natural Theology, in which the author infers from the natural world that there must be some intelligent force (God) responsible for its design. Richards then addresses David Hume’s critique of analogical arguments like those used by Paley. Dr. Richards closes by differentiating between analogical arguments and arguments for intelligent design.

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What Does Politics Have to Do With it? Darwinian Evolution & the Presidential Campaign

Back in 2007, Darwinian evolution arose as a hot topic during the presidential campaign for the 2008 election. Now, as we draw ever nearer to 2012, presidential candidates are once again being put in the spotlight for their views on evolution, as we are even now witnessing with the recent scrutiny of Rick Perry. On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage takes a look at why it even matters whether or not the President accepts Darwinian evolution. Why has it become so necessary for politicians to take a stance on scientific issues?

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Atheist Antithesis

On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage discusses the new atheists’ approach to religion as a byproduct of evolution. Citing new research which shows that some religious beliefs and ways of processing are innate and are thus not accumulated by experience, Gage explains why the new atheists’ views are unfairly biased against religious beliefs and why they are ultimately self-defeating. For more information on this topic, visit FaithandEvolution.org.

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Hitler’s Ethic and the Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress in Nazi Policy

On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage interviews historian Richard Weikart on his book, now out in paperback, Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress, and how Darwinism influenced and inspired much of Nazi ideology.

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Hitler’s Ethic and the Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress in Nazi Policy

On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage interviews historian Richard Weikart on his book, now out in paperback, Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress, and how Darwinism influenced and inspired much of Nazi ideology.

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