ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
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Academic Freedom

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Herman Bouma: “It Was Like the Darwinian Gestapo”

On this episode of ID the Future, attorney Herman Bouma tells the story of how his talk at a National Association of Science Teachers conference last April was canceled at the last minute. His talk highlighted how Darwin’s Origin of Species (sixth edition) set an example of engaging his scientific critics with civility and reason. Bouma says in response to the incident, “It’s almost as if they considered Darwin a threat to Darwinian evolution.” Three conference officials shut him down, accusing him of promoting fake science. As Bouma notes, Darwin wrote that “I look with confidence to the future, to young and rising naturalists, who will be able to view both sides of the question with impartiality.” Alas, Darwin’s example Read More ›

Dissent from Darwin List Tops 1000 — Scientists Weigh In

Did you know that a growing number of scientists doubt the Darwinian theory of evolution? This in spite of the fact that over the past two decades the scientific establishment has ramped up their support of modern Darwinism with increasing agitation. And ramped up the persecution of scientists who dissent from Darwinian evolution. Robert Crowther explores why some scientists are willing to risk their research and careers to voice their skepticism of the theory. Listen in, and be sure to visit dissentfromdarwin.com to learn more and meet some of the scientists on the list.

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The Tenth Anniversary of the Louisiana Science Education Act — and Why It Matters

On this episode of ID the Future, host Sarah Chaffee talks with Center for Science and Culture co-founder Dr. John West about the Louisiana Science Education Act, passed ten years ago this week. Dr. West explains why it mattered then for academic freedom, how it’s stood up to criticism in the ten years since then, and why it matters today — including the example it sets for other states as well-crafted, resilient, and science-friendly legislation, that even the ACLU has recognized it needs to support!

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Evolutionist Jerry Coyne: Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee, or ID

On this episode of ID: The Future, neurosurgeon Michael Egnor discusses Jerry Coyne’s free speech double standard. Peter Singer has advocated killing some handicapped newborns in the crib, and after some handicapped people protested and disrupted his lectures, Coyne objected to their infringing on Singer’s free speech rights. But then Coyne supported efforts to intimidate and possibly fire professor Eric Hedin for noting evidence of fine-tuning in an an elective seminar on “The Boundaries of Science.”*

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Opinions on Academic Freedom: The Gap Between Academia & the American Public

On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer discusses the results of opinion surveys of academic freedom on evolution, which reflect massive public support of academic freedom from all demographics — including atheists and theists, Democrats and Republicans — despite pushback on academic freedom from academia.

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What Teaching the Controversy Looks Like

On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee examines what it looks like to teach the controversy over Darwinian evolution, explaining why students should learn more, not less, on the topic. Listen in as she looks at a lesson plan overview for a unit on neo-Darwinisim, and highlights 3 points of scientific controversy that teachers can discuss.

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The God Solution – Pt 4

On this fourth episode of ID the Future, Nate Herbst of The God Solution and Casey Luskin discuss intelligent design research at the Biologic Institute. Luskin also notes that professors lack academic freedom to discuss intelligent design at public institutions, highlighting the case of a physics professor from Ball State University.

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Interview with Dead Reckoning, Pt 2: Luskin discusses sources of opposition to ID

On this second episode of ID the Future, Dr. Brian Mattson and Jay Friesen of Dead Reckoning discuss scrutiny of the intelligent design movement with Casey Luskin. They trace opposition not only to alternate worldviews, but also to science historian Thomas Kuhn’s insight that new science paradigms will inevitably face strong resistance from adherents to older theories. Luskin notes progress in recent critiques of Darwinism published in mainstream science literature.

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South Dakota Academic Freedom Bill Testimony, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, hear Dr. William Harris’ recent testimony in support of the South Dakota Academic Freedom Bill, SB114. Last month, the bill died in the Senate Election Committee by a vote of 4 to 2. Those who testified in favor of the bill include Dr. William Harris, a biochemist who holds a faculty position at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, and Casey Luskin, the Research Coordinator at Discovery Institute.

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South Dakota Academic Freedom Bill Testimony, pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, hear Casey Luskin’s recent testimony in support of the South Dakota Academic Freedom Bill, SB114. Last month, the bill died in the Senate Election Committee by a vote of 4 to 2. Those who testified in favor of the bill include Dr. William Harris, a biochemist who holds a faculty position at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, and Casey Luskin, the Research Coordinator at Discovery Institute.

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