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Paul Nelson on Listening to Nature for Her Answers

On this episode of ID the Future, philosopher of science Paul Nelson concludes his talk with host Andrew McDiarmid on what it takes to converse effectively with scientists who are trapped in a naturalistic parabola — that is, researchers who draw their conclusions from naturalism’s authority rather than following the evidence wherever it leads. Nelson urges us to keep the third party in the conversation: Nature herself. We listen to nature through experiment, he says, and warns against the message from scientists such as CalTech’s Sean Carroll who have suggested that testing is “overrated.” If we listen and test, nature can keep revealing herself in surprising ways, says Nelson, which is what makes science so fun.

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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.

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Hitler with General Guderian and Field Marshal Keitel in Rügenwalde, Germany, 19 March, 1943

Was Hitler a Creationist? Hitler Historian Says No.

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. Here Dr. Weikart explores the claim that Hitler was a creationist and shows why it misses the mark.

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Richard Weikart on Hitler’s Religion: Complex and Contradictory

On this episode of ID The Future, Tod Butterfield talks with CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Richard Weikart about his recently published book Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. In particular, Weikart explores Hitler’s pantheism and his antipathy toward Christianity.

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What is Speciation?

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze interviews Casey Luskin about a recent study published in Nature that claimed that scientists can predict the number of species that will develop within a clade. Such forecasts of speciation are based on the amount of living space available and the prominence of sexually selected traits. However, many of the differences between “species” are quite trivial; what constitutes one species as separate from another when there are no fundamental distinctions?

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New Research Shows Humans Closer to Neanderthals Than Chimpanzees

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin reports on interesting new genetic research which shows that our ancestral tree may not be quite what you think. This research, published in the science journal Nature over the past few months, shows a much greater genetic distance between humans and chimps than previously thought. Intriguingly, it also reveals a closer relationship between humans and Neanderthals. Listen in for the full story.

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“Junk-RNA” Meeting Same End as “Junk-DNA”

What will Darwinists do now? On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin examines a new paper published in Nature which threatens the Darwinian “junk-RNA” paradigm. Listen in as Luskin explains how we’re still waiting for Darwinists to let go of their precious “junk” arguments for blind evolution and common descent.

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