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Mike Keas and Paul Nelson on the New Theistic Evolution Book and Common Descent

On the episode of ID the Future, historian of science Mike Keas interviews philosopher of biology Paul Nelson on his contribution to the important new volume Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, focusing his discussion on the theory of universal common descent. How do we know it’s true? How would we know if it isn’t? And do our philosophical commitments allow us to listen to the evidence nature provides?

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New Book Refuting Theistic Evolution Puts Ape-to-Man Under the Microscope: Pt. 2

On this episode of ID The Future, we continue a series on human origins with biologist Ann Gauger, CSC Director of Science Communications. Gauger centers her discussion around a big new anthology from Crossway Books that she contributed to and helped edit, Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique. Today’s episode delves into chimp and human DNA. Really, how similar are our genomes? Do protein-coding stretches of DNA tell the whole story? And is there enough time for genetic mutations to build the novelties that separate humans all other primates?

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A New Book Refuting Theistic Evolution Puts Ape-to-Man Under the Microscope: Pt. 1

On this episode of ID The Future, we begin a series on human origins with biologist Ann Gauger, CSC Director of Science Communications. Gauger centers her discussion around a big new anthology from Crossway Books that she contributed to and helped edit, Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique. Among the tenets of theistic evolution is the idea that humans evolved from a large population of ape-like creatures. But is that idea scientifically plausible? Today’s episode delves into the fossil evidence. Listen in as Gauger describes not a mere gap in the fossil record but a great gulf, between australopithecines (an ancient ape-like creature) and humans.

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An Overview of Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Critique

On this episode of ID The Future, biologist Ann Gauger, CSC Director of Science Communications, discusses a big new anthology she contributed to and helped edit, Theistic Evolution. Gauger discusses the reception that the new book recently received at the Evangelical Theological Society meeting, and gives an overview of the book. In her conversation with host Sarah Chaffee, the two home in on the anthology’s contribution from leading chemist James Tour and the problems that synthetic chemistry pose for modern evolutionary theory. Gauger also summarizes a nano-tech breakthrough Tour’s research team has made in cancer research.

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Shadow of Oz: Wayne Rossiter on Theistic Evolution, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Wayne Rossiter, author of Shadow of Oz: Theistic Evolution and the Absent God. Rossiter shares about the biggest scientific and theological problems he sees with theistic evolution.

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Shadow of Oz: Wayne Rossiter on Theistic Evolution, Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Wayne Rossiter, author of Shadow of Oz: Theistic Evolution and the Absent God. Rossiter shares about his conversion away from atheism in 2008, and the writing of his book on theistic evolution.

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Debating Darwin’s Doubt: Casey Luskin on BioLogos’ Responses

On this third episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Casey Luskin, Research Coordinator at the Center for Science and Culture and contributor to the newly-released Debating Darwin’s Doubt. Luskin unpacks the book’s responses to BioLogos, exploring several key disagreements between ID proponents and theistic evolutionists over detection of design in nature and methodological naturalism.

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The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Stephen Meyer Discusses his Debate with Karl Giberson

On this episode of ID the Future, hear a recent episode of The Universe Next Door in which Stephen Meyer reflects on a debate he had recently with physicist Karl Giberson, a theistic evolutionist and co-founder of the Biologos Foundation. Meyer discusses theistic evolution and whether or not Christians should embrace neo-Darwinism.

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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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The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Featuring John West on C. S. Lewis & Science

On this episode of ID the Future, hear a past episode of The Universe Next Door in which Tom Woodward talks to CSC Associate Director John West about the themes of his book The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. If C. S. Lewis were around today, would he be a supporter of intelligent design or theistic evolution? Dr. West discusses what Lewis has to say about science, evolution, and the dangers of scientism.