ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution
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Michael Flannery on the Origin of Darwin’s Worldview

On this episode of ID the Future, science historian and host Michael Keas talks with fellow science historian Michael Flannery about the newly updated book Intelligent Evolution: How Alfred Russell Wallace’s World of Life Challenged Darwin. Flannery tells of Darwin’s involvement in the Plinian Society, a “freethinkers” group at Edinburgh University where he studied medicine as a teenager. It was there that he first encountered radical philosophical materialism, the worldview that laid the philosophical foundation for his work in evolution. Flannery also speaks of Alfred Russel Wallace’s “intelligent evolution” and how it differs from Darwinism and from today’s theistic evolution — what Flannery prefers to call “Darwinian theism.”

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Humpback whales - Reunion island 2014.

Intelligent Evolution and Darwin’s Rival

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with historian Michael Flannery for the third installment of this series on Alfred Russell Wallace and Flannery’s new book, Alfred Russel Wallace’s Theory of Intelligent Evolution: How Wallace’s World of Life Challenged Darwinism. Wallace lived a century ago — how is it fair to call Wallace a seminal figure for intelligent design? Listen in as Michael Flannery explains that while we cannot judge Wallace by the standards of today, we should view him as a man who took the latest ideas of science and drew “one fundamental conclusion: that certain features of the universe and of living thing are best explained by an intelligent cause and that an undirected natural Read More ›