ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

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A New Book Refuting Theistic Evolution Puts Ape-to-Man Under the Microscope: Pt. 1

On this episode of ID The Future, we begin a series on human origins with biologist Ann Gauger, CSC Director of Science Communications. Gauger centers her discussion around a big new anthology from Crossway Books that she contributed to and helped edit, Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique. Among the tenets of theistic evolution is the idea that humans evolved from a large population of ape-like creatures. But is that idea scientifically plausible? Today’s episode delves into the fossil evidence. Listen in as Gauger describes not a mere gap in the fossil record but a great gulf, between australopithecines (an ancient ape-like creature) and humans.

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An Overview of Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Critique

On this episode of ID The Future, biologist Ann Gauger, CSC Director of Science Communications, discusses a big new anthology she contributed to and helped edit, Theistic Evolution. Gauger discusses the reception that the new book recently received at the Evangelical Theological Society meeting, and gives an overview of the book. In her conversation with host Sarah Chaffee, the two home in on the anthology’s contribution from leading chemist James Tour and the problems that synthetic chemistry pose for modern evolutionary theory. Gauger also summarizes a nano-tech breakthrough Tour’s research team has made in cancer research.

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What Does Gene-editing with CRISPR Portend for Bioethics?

On this episode of ID The Future, Sarah Chaffee talks with bioethicist Wesley Smith about the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. Smith describes it briefly and discusses its larger implication for bioethics.

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Why Information is the Basis of the Universe

On this episode of ID The Future, Sarah Chaffee talks with physicist Dr. Brian Miller about a recent article that argues that the fundamental basis of the universe is information. In this episode, Miller explains how physicists have come to rethink the role of information, moving from a materialist view in which information is seen as a byproduct of matter to a view in which information is seen as fundamental to the fabric of the cosmos.

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Dr. Brian Miller Explores Coevolution

On this episode of ID The Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Center for Science and Culture Research Coordinator Dr. Brian Miller about co-evolution. Together they explore a recent paper on the subject by Winston Ewert and Robert Marks in BIO-Complexity.

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Jeremy England’s Physics-Based OOL Theory Under the Microscope

On this episode of ID the Future, Brian Miller, who holds a Ph.D. in physics from Duke University, examines Dr. Jeremy England’s physics-based theory of the origin of life. England’s theory, based on his studies of “non-equilibrium systems,” suggests that a system driven strongly enough could create order and therefore be a potential explanation for the origin of life. Miller summarizes the theory and discusses what he sees as its fatal weaknesses.

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A Revolutionary Look at the Dover Decision 11 Years Later

On this episode of ID the Future, enjoy an excerpt from Discovery Institute’s documentary Revolutionary. It’s been more than a decade since the judge handed down his decision in the Dover intelligent design trial. At the time the mainstream media told the world one story about the trial. Now Revolutionary tells the rest of the story — recounting Behe’s defense of the bacterial flagellum as an example of irreducible complexity, and criticisms of Judge Jones’ decision. Watch Revolutionary now, available for free online at www.revolutionarybehe.com.

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Evolution Education in America: A Roundup of Recent Academic Freedom Wins

On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee reports on recent academic freedom and science education happenings across the United States.
Listen in as she gets perspective from three men defending academic freedom and the right of public high school biology instructors to expose students to evidence not just for but also against modern evolutionary theory.

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Texas Board of Education to Vote This Week on Evolution Standards

On this episode of ID the Future, Tod Butterfield interviews CSC Program Officer in Education and Public Policy Sarah Chaffee. Listen in as Chaffee shares about the TEKS streamlining process and the push to gut good standards of critical analysis of evolution. The Board votes this week (meeting is April 18-21)! If you’re from Texas, learn how you can help.

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Dr. Wade Warren on an Uphill Battle for Objective Evolution Education in Louisiana

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Wade Warren gives a deeper look at the Louisiana science standards review, where he served as a member of the review committee. Discussing his participation throughout the process and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s amendment to the standards at their March meeting, Warren highlights the importance of examining evidence for and against evolution.

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