ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

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Michael Denton and the coming downfall of the mechanistic view in cell biology

On today’s program, Dr. Michael Denton discusses why he foresees the downfall of the mechanistic view, at least in cell biology, and the exhaustion of materialist researches into the origin of life. Conversely, Denton finds validity in Stephen Meyer’s The Signature in the Cell, and in the proposition that intelligence was at work in the origin of life, and well before.

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David Berlinski & Michael Denton: Primary Objections to Neo-Darwinism

On this episode of ID The Future, Discovery Institute senior fellows David Berlinski and Michael Denton, both long-time critics of neo-Darwinism, discuss their primary objections to neo-Darwinian theory. For Berlinski, a mathematician and author of 1, 2, 3: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics, the problem is quantitative and methodological. For Denton, a scientist and author of Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe, the problem is empirical. Don’t miss this engaging discussion!

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Dr. Michael Denton on Complexity and the Failure of the Machine Metaphor

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Michael Denton predicts the breakdown of the mechanistic explanation of cell biology and discusses the current impasse between materialism and origin of life research. In light of the incredible complexity of biological systems, Dr. Denton asserts that the Darwinian framework fails to account for even a relatively simple red blood cell, and recognizes the viability of intelligent design as an explanation of biological life.

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Dr. Michael Denton on the Emergent Properties of Cells

On this episode of ID The Future, Dr. Michael Denton discusses the higher order (emergent) properties of the red blood cell, which he explains is an example of a living system that can’t be built gradually with a Darwinian process like natural selection. Biology, says Denton, is an exciting arena. Within it, you can witness the laws of form and the exquisite patterns of nature that reveal an intelligence at work in the design of the universe.

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Dr. Michael Denton on Predetermined Body Plans and Primal Patterns in Nature

On this episode of ID The Future, medical geneticist Dr. Michael Denton discusses the implications of insect body plans as predetermined types rather than collections of adaptations. Denton questions the ability of a Darwinian process to account for the patterns found in living systems. Denton suggests that, while there are countless variations or “adaptive masks” present in organisms, they all extend from original “primal patterns.” Tune in to hear this fascinating discussion! Dr. Denton is the author of Evolution: A Theory in Crisis and Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe.