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Darwinian Evolution

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New ID Book Zeroes in on Evolution’s Zero-Probability Problem

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid concludes his conversation with Eric Anderson, one of the co-authors of the new Discovery Institute Press book Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell. Today they talk about Anderson’s second of two chapters in the book, where he explores the challenges of building a self-replicating 3D printer, and the light this sheds on the origin-of-life community’s search for their Holy Grail, a self-reproducing molecule that could have kickstarted the evolutionary process on the early earth. In their conversation, Anderson suggests that there are engineering principles involved in the origin of life that may mean that a naturalistic origin of life is less like winning a long-odds lottery, and more like the Read More ›

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Michael Behe’s Darwin Devolves: Evolution Works, But Nothing Like What They Claim For It

On this episode of ID the Future, Jay Richards interviews biologist and Center for Science and Culture senior fellow Michael Behe on his forthcoming book Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution, available now for pre-order. Very recent advances in gene sequencing show that genetic mutations and natural selection sometimes work to create niche advantages, but by breaking genes, not by building new ones. It’s like increasing fuel efficiency by jettisoning things from your car: great if fuel efficiency is a matter of life or death, not so great if you actually wanted that back seat in there. And in any case, it isn’t how a car gets built in the first place. In the same way, Darwinian evolution can Read More ›

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How Stephen Meyer Changed Dennis Prager’s Mind, Pt. 2

This episode of ID the Future features the second half of philosopher of science Stephen Meyer’s recent appearance on the Dennis Prager Show. Meyer and Prager discuss some of the critics of intelligent design who tie themselves in knots: Theistic evolutionists who claim life arose through a completely undirected process directed by God, and materialists who insist on a universe from “nothing,” but where “nothing” means something.

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How Stephen Meyer Changed Dennis Prager’s Mind, Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future we hear part one of Dennis Prager’s remarkable Prager Show conversation with Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Prager had been agnostic on evolution, but reading and talking with Meyer changed his mind, he says. And it wasn’t any religious concerns, Prager explains. It was the science. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast.

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Foresight in Nature: A Hallmark of Design

On this episode of ID the Future, host Sarah Chaffee speaks with physician and author Dr. Geoffrey Simmons about nature’s foresight. Engineers designing a car have to plan for all kinds of conditions the car might encounter for the car to be successful. Something like this also appears to be necessary for organisms — including the human organism, as Dr. Simmons argues in a recent Evolution News article. Blind natural forces, he argues, don’t have what it takes. Instead it requires real foresight, a hallmark of intelligent design.

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Empowerment or Exploitation? P.T. Barnum and the “Man Monkey”

On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Associate Director John West exposes the darker side of P.T. Barnum. Maybe you’ve watched The Greatest Showman – but have you heard of Barnum’s “What Is It?” exhibit? Listen in for more about racist displays of human “freaks” and how the science of the day endorsed Social Darwinism. For more, watch the newly released documentary, Human Zoosand visit HumanZoos.org. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast.

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Theistic Evolution Is Nearly as Problematic as Atheistic Darwinism

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses his recent article in Salvo Magazine, “Deity Added: Theistic Evolution Is Nearly as Problematic as Atheistic Darwinism,” which explains many scientific problems with the theistic evolution viewpoint. Listen in as Luskin explains what the evidence shows, and notes that “theistic evolutionists make precisely the same scientific arguments that secular, atheistic, Darwinian evolutionists make. Theistic evolutionists essentially baptize materialistic ideas by adding, ‘And by the way, God did it this way’ — although when pressed they’d admit that you can’t empirically detect God’s actions in any of it.”

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Live Broadcast of the Michael Medved Show’s Science & Culture Update: Pro-ID Scientists Discuss Academic Persecution

On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer reports on our recent special live edition of the Michael Medved Show’s Science and Culture Update, broadcast live from the Discovery Institute office in Seattle. The focus of the hour was the persecution of scientists and scholars that challenge Darwinian evolution, with a discussion featuring Dr. Richard Sternberg, Dr. Doug Axe, and Dr. Stephen Meyer.

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Next Generation Science Standards – education or indoctrination?

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses the new effort of the next generation science standards. The policy intends to establish a national science standard, eliminating the ability to question Darwinian evolution. Leading science education theorists recognize that the best way to learn is to debate the evidence both for and against a particular concept. A great way to learn about credible perspectives other than Darwinism is to look at the newly released multimedia curriculum Discovering ID, which is designed for educational use by home schools and private schools.

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What’s at Stake for Science Education

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from Casey Luskin as he talks about why science censorship is bad for education, even as Darwin activists such as Zack Kopplin lobby to repress critiques of Darwinian evolution. Casey explains how giving students full access to the best scientific information would help solve many problems facing science education today.

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