In this episode of IDTF, CSC’s 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.
In this episode of IDTF CSC’s Logan Gage takes another look at David Berlinski’s The Devil’s Delusion. Gage reviews the book and examines how Berlinski masterfully takes apart the arrogant claims of the new atheists and then calls capital ‘S’ Science — which has supposedly proven there is no God — back to earth.
On this episode of ID the Future Logan Gage interviews Dr. Jonathan Wells on his recent review of Francis Collins’ The Language of God, addressing questions of common ancestry, mistaken definitions of intelligent design, and Collins’ use of so-called “junk”-DNA to advance a “Darwin-of-the-gaps” argument.
On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage interviews professor of neurosurgery at SUNY, Stony Brook Michael Egnor. Dr. Egnor discusses his current research into cerebral blood flow and the buffering of the brain from the force of blood pumped by the heart. Dr. Egnor’s approach to this problem is that of an engineer, using the design inference to understand how the brain protects itself from the pulsatility of the arterial blood flow of the heart.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC’s Logan Gage interviews professor of neurosurgery at SUNY, Stony Brook Michael Egnor on the mind-body problem and promissory materialism.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Paul Gage reviews Alister McGrath’s The Dawkins Delusion, the first book-length critique of Richard Dawkins’ infamous The God Delusion. Listen in as Gage explains where McGrath succeeds in writing “with a scholarly care and graciousness,” but fails to address Darwinism, assuming instead that theism is compatible with Darwin’s theory. Full text of Gage’s review is available here.
CSC’s Logan Gage interviews senior fellow Jay Richards about how philosophers of science use demarcation criteria to determine what is or isn’t science. One of the most commonly referred to demarcation points is falsifiability. Many scientists see the question of falsifiability as the gold standard in determining whether something is science or not. Richards defines what falsifiability is, why it’s important and answers whether or not intelligent design can be falsified and is therefore scientific. About Jay RichardsJay Wesley Richards has a Ph.D.(honors) in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was a Teaching Fellow. He is presently a Research Fellow and Director of Media at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Richards has been published in Read More ›
In this edition of ID The Future, CSC’s Logan Gage interviews 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.Read More ›
Today ID The Future examines Richard Dawkins’ review of Michael Behe’s new book, The Edge of Evolution. Broadcasting from Washington, D.C., CSC’s Logan Gage takes aim at the arguments posed by Dawkins in his book review, revealing their shortcomings and inaccuracies.Read More ›
Today on ID The Future, Discovery Institute policy analyst Logan Gage examines the quest for an open discussion on evolution in both politics and science. Gage maintains that American political figures can and should encourage a spirit of openness on evolution and other topics in the scientific community. Such openness, Gage concludes, will equip today’s students to compete in an increasingly globalized world. Gage’s comments first appeared on June 15th on examiner.com