ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution
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Texas State Board of Education

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Discussion and commentary on publishers failing to comply with Texas science standards

CSC’s Josh Youngkin interviews Casey Luskin about the Texas State Board of Education’s current review of supplemental curriculum materials for use in science classes. Many of the materials submitted have not complied with the state’s science standards which require students to “analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student.”

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Exposing Darwinist Ronald Wetherington’s Bluffs About Human Evolution

This episode of ID the Future explores the many holes in SMU professor Ronald Wetherington’s testimony before the Texas State Board of Education. Listen in as Casey Luskin explains why Wetherington — and anyone else who claims that there are “no gaps” in the fossil record or “no lack of transitional fossils” in human evolution — overstates his case.

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Calling Darwinist David Hillis’ Bluffs Before the Texas State Board of Education

On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin exposes the many bluffs and blunders of Darwinist David Hillis, who testified before the Texas State Board of Education with the outlandish claim that there’s “overwhelming agreement” on the Tree of Life — the same day that New Scientist published “Why Darwin was wrong about the tree of life.” Listen is as IDTF calls Hillis’ bluff.

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Texas Board Hears From Scientists Who Favor Teaching Strengths and Weaknesses of Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, John West reports on the Texas State Board of Education hearings where scientists, teachers and students gathered to testify before the Board. One side focused on touting their own religious beliefs and criticizing the religious beliefs of others, while the other side focused on science, education, and academic freedom. Listen to the testimony of scientists down in Texas and learn what the debate over how to teach evolution is really all about.

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Defending Critical Analysis in Cross-Examination: Dr. Stephen Meyer Answers Questions in Texas

This episode of ID the Future features Dr. Stephen Meyer responding to his critics during a questioning period before the Texas State Board of Education last month. Listen in as philosopher of science Meyer cuts through the rhetorical strategies in this debate and exposes the strengths and weaknesses of the Darwinist position, rebutting the misinformation about Discovery Institute’s education policy and laying out the legitimate scientific dissent from Darwin.

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Chemist Charles Garner on Chemical Evolution

On this ID the Future podcast, Chemistry Professor Charles Garner from Baylor University testifies before the Texas State Board of Education about the need to teach students about both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of evolution. Dr. Garner specifically focuses on chemical evolution, emphasizing some of the scientific weaknesses in theories of a natural chemical origin of life, and encourages that evidence to be taught in Texas science classrooms.

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Biologist Ralph Seelke Speaks Out in Support of Teaching the Controversy

Biologist Ralph Seelke is one of the scientists who aren’t supposed to exist; he’s skeptical of Darwin’s theory of evolution. As a professor at University of Wisconsin-Superior, Dr. Seelke tests what evolution can actually do. In January, Dr. Seelke testified about his research before the Texas Board of Education, and this episode of ID the Future features audio from his presentation. Listen in and learn why scientists support teaching the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory.

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Evolution Has Weaknesses: Dr. Meyer Testifies in Texas

This episode of ID the Future features CSC director Dr. Stephen Meyer’s opening remarks to the Texas State Board of Education, where he testified last week in favor of keeping critical analysis of evolution in the Texas science standards. Listen in as Dr. Meyer explains some of the problems with Darwin’s theory, including the Cambrian Explosion.

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Texas Board Chair Gives a Science Lesson

Last week, the Texas State Board of Education met to consider a draft of their new science standards. At the meeting, the Board’s Chair, Dr. Don McLeroy did a remarkable thing — he gave the rest of the Board a science lesson, which began when McLeroy proposed a new standard regarding evolution. Listen in to this episode of ID the Future as Dr. McLeroy lays out a compelling case for the existence of scientific controversies over evolution.

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