ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution

First the Royal Society Meeting, Now Cambridge’s “Evolution Evolves”: Paul Nelson Reports

On this episode of ID the Future, intelligent design proponent and philosopher of biology Paul Nelson reports on a recent conference he attended at the University of Cambridge, “Evolution Evolving: An International Conference on the Evolving Mechanisms and Theoretical Framework of Evolutionary Biology.” Scientists from around the globe gathered under the operating assumption that the modern evolutionary synthesis is sorely lacking. As with many of the biologists who attended the 2016 Royal Society meeting “New Trends in Evolutionary Biology,” many of the attendees of the Cambridge event find themselves disenchanted with Neo-Darwinism and weighing their options. They’re still not looking outside the walls of the “City of Naturalism,” Nelson says, but it’s fascinating and encouraging to witness the increased openness to ideas that reach beyond modern Darwinian dogma.

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Paul Nelson & Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: Randomness in Natural Selection

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, the CSC’s Dr. Paul Nelson talks with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany, about randomness in natural selection and why randomness is such a controversial topic. Read More ›

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Morality in a Meaningless World: An Interview With Rabbi Moshe Averick

What happens to morality when the world has no meaning? On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Discovery Institute fellow Paul Nelson interviews Rabbi Moshe Averick, who discusses his book, Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist.

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Paul Nelson on Methodological Naturalism and the Big New Theistic Evolution Anthology

On the episode of ID the Future, philosopher of biology Paul Nelson discusses his contribution to the major new volume Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, and in particular an essay that asks the question, should the study of evolution depend on methodological naturalism? Nelson explores how the rules of science have changed and can change again. And he argues that the rule of methodological naturalism artificially limits historical biology—its practice and its discoveries.

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Mike Keas and Paul Nelson on the New Theistic Evolution Book and Common Descent

On the episode of ID the Future, historian of science Mike Keas interviews philosopher of biology Paul Nelson on his contribution to the important new volume Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, focusing his discussion on the theory of universal common descent. How do we know it’s true? How would we know if it isn’t? And do our philosophical commitments allow us to listen to the evidence nature provides?

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The Secret Life of Atheists

On this episode of ID the Future, Discovery Institute fellow Paul Nelson interviews Rabbi Moshe Averick on the new atheists’ search for meaning in a meaningless world — and a better way forward to find truth through open debate.

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The Origin of Life and the New Atheists

Why is the origin of life so important when it comes to the debate between the new atheists and those who see evidence for intelligent design? On this episode of ID the Future, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Paul Nelson interviews Rabbi Moshe Averick on the clues he gleaned from the new atheists themselves.

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Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist

What is a rational response when you’re confronted with nonsense of a high order? On this episode of ID the Future, CSC fellow Paul Nelson interviews Rabbi Moshe Averick, who explains the rational course for countering the new atheists.

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A Single Tree? Paul Nelson On Whether Evidence Supports Common Descent

On this episode of ID the Future, Brian Miller, CSC Research Coordinator, interviews Paul Nelson, CSC Senior Fellow and philosopher of science, on universal common ancestry. Listen in as Nelson describes how common descent predicts one – and only one – genetic code. Yet, this is not what we find.

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Paul Nelson on Orphan Genes and Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Brian Miller interviews Paul Nelson about orphan genes. What are these genes? How common are they? What is the pan-genome? And how does all this impact the evolution-intelligent design debate? Nelson argues that these little orphans spell big trouble for Neo-Darwinism.

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