On this episode of ID the Future, we recognize the 75th anniversary this month of the publication of C. S. Lewis’s prophetic science fiction novel That Hideous Strength, with the first slightly abridged part of John West’s documentary The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism. Several scholars were interviewed for the film, including Jay Richards, Angus Menuge, Victor Reppert, John West, and Michael Aeschliman. Scientism is the idea that science is the ultimate path to knowledge and wisdom — the only sure path — and that the spiritual realm is a mirage. Lewis never criticized science, only scientism, the abuse of science that bears an unexpected twinship with magic.
On this episode of ID the Future, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and philosopher of biology Paul Nelson tells about his surprise 60th birthday gift from his wife, a trip to the “scientific Mecca,” the Galapagos Islands. Charles Darwin, whose own birthday lands today, devoted a big portion of his notes and field books from his Beagle voyage to these amazing islands, where species can be found that exist nowhere else on earth, and where from Darwin’s day until now, the creatures have no fear of humans. These unusual creatures have history, Nelson reminds us, and that history needs explaining. This is the first of three podcasts; there will be more to come.
On this episode of ID the Future, Tod Butterfield interviews Ann Gauger about her observations on Darwin Day 2016, which she calls “an occasion to reflect on other people’s thoughts about unintelligent design.” Listen in as Dr. Gauger discusses her recent article on the subject that responds to the arguments of Darwin’s more aggressive followers.Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, Mike Edenburn updates listeners about developments in the Darwin Day debacle at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. In 2014, it was discovered that the taxpayer-funded museum was collaborating with atheist groups to put on Darwin Day events, which included anti-religious lectures. Since then, Edenburn has had additional communications with the Governor’s office and staff at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, which he details in this discussion. Tune in!