ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
Topic

Ethics

IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Kissinger and AI, Pt. 2: Jay Richards Presses Pause on the Robot Apocalypse

On this episode of ID the Future, philosopher Jay Richards continues his conversation with host and historian of science Mike Keas about Henry Kissinger’s recent Atlantic article on “The End of the Enlightenment.” In the piece, Kissinger sounds an alarm over artificial intelligence, and raises questions about machine ethics and the possibility that humans may learn we’re not so special after all. Richards, author of the new book The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work In an Age of Smart Machines, pushes back, explaining how we can continue to use artificial intelligence to our advantage, prudently but without fear of the robot apocalypse or of computers becoming conscious and free. No, Richards argues, those qualities cannot be programmed. They are, and will remain, the human advantage.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Jay Richards Responds to Henry Kissinger on the New World of Artificial Intelligence

On this episode of ID the Future, Jay Richards talks with host Mike Keas about a recent Atlantic article from former National Security Advisor Henry A. Kissinger on “How the Enlightenment Ends” with the rise of artificial intelligence. Richards, whose forthcoming book The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work In an Age of Smart Machines, covers this territory and more, explains that AI is about statistical processing, not budding consciousness; and the ethical concerns it raises are both important yet in some ways not so new.

Read More ›
rusty-german-army-helmet-from-second-world-war-stockpack-adobe-stock.jpg
Rusty german army helmet from second world war.

How Darwinian Evolution Informed Hitler’s Ethics

On this episode of ID The Future, Tod Butterfield talks with historian Dr. Richard Weikart about his new book Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. In this episode, Dr. Weikart explains how Darwinian evolution informed Hitler’s ethics.

IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Euthanasia, Physician Assisted Suicide and the Corruption of Medicine

On this episode of ID: The Future, neurosurgeon Michael Egnor talks about how enlisting doctors to perform assisted suicide is a betrayal of longstanding medical ethics. He describes it as an attempt to hijack the respectability of doctors to make the practice seem acceptable.

IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

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.”*

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Richard Weikart: The Death of Humanity, pt. 3

On this episode of ID the Future, hear part 3 of author and historian Dr. Richard Weikart’s discussion of his latest book, The Death of Humanity. Dr. Weikart examines the philosophical concept of NOMA (non-overlapping magisteria), and how morality fits into the Darwinian process.

Read More ›
IDTF-thumbnail
IDTF-thumbnail

Darwinian Evolution, God, and Morality

On this video episode of ID the Future, God and Evolution contributor John West discusses the implications of Darwin’s theory for belief in God and for the understanding of ethics. Is there a logical connection between unguided Darwinism and atheism? Does Darwinism affect our moral reasoning? Watch the video to find out.

Read More ›