ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
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Stephen Meyer Debates Michael Dowd on the Michael Medved Show

On this episode of ID the Future, hear a recent debate between Dr. Stephen Meyer and Rev. Michael Dowd that took place on the Michael Medved Show. Rev. Dowd is an advocate of Evolution Theology, or “Religion 2.0” (read his personal creed), and author of Thank God for Evolution.

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Dr. Stephen Webb on Occasionalism and Intelligent Design

On this episode of ID the Future, listen in on Casey Luskin’s conversation with Dr. Stephen Webb as they discuss Dr. Webb’s recent debate on intelligent design with Stephen Meredith at First Things. Dr. Webb explains “occasionalism” and how it relates to the intelligent design debate, and also looks at other criticisms made by theistic evolutionists that actually conflict one another.

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Theistic Evolution Is Nearly as Problematic as Atheistic Darwinism

In this podcast, 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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Evolution and the Problem of Evil

Can Darwin save God from the problem of evil? On this video episode of ID the Future, God and Evolution editor Jay Richards discusses the problem of evil and why Darwinian evolution does not resolve it, contrary to claims by some theistic evolutionists.

God and Evolution was just named World Magazine‘s “Book of the Year” for 2011.

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Front-Loading and Theistic Evolution

This video episode of ID the Future features Dr. Stephen Meyer, author of Signature in the Cell, discussing the proposal of some theistic evolutionists that all of God’s design of the world must have been “front-loaded” at the beginning of the universe. This is based on his essay in God & Evolution Protestants, Catholics and Jews Explore Darwin’s Challenge to Faith.

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Steve Matheson’s Spell-Checking Gotcha Game

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin responds to Calvin College biology professor Steve Matheson’s critique of Signature in the Cell. What would you get if you crossed a snarky pro-evolution blog like Panda’s Thumb with a passionate defender of theistic evolution? You might get Steve Matheson’s critique of Stephen Meyer’s book. Listen in as Luskin explains how Matheson’s frequent personal attacks on Meyer, mixed with exposés of occasional typos and the possible discovery of one minor error, make for a weak argument against intelligent design. You can read Casey Luskin’s entire response to Steve Matheson in Signature of Controversy, the free digital book you can download here.

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Stephen Meyer Has Even His Critics Agreeing: Intelligent Design Makes Sense

This episode of ID the Future features the recent interaction between Stephen Meyer and one of his critics, Steve Matheson, who were recently at Biola University to discuss Dr. Meyer’s book, Signature in the Cell. At one point in the exchange, Dr. Matheson, a theistic evolutionist, explains why he does not come to the same conclusions Dr. Meyer does.

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New Atheists, New Theistic Evolutionists, and FaithandEvolution.org: Who Is Right?

This episode of ID the Future features CSC associate director John West interviewed by Anika Smith on the launch of the new website, FaithandEvolution.org, bringing clarity to the conversation between the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins and the new theistic evolutionists like Francis Collins. Is faith in God compatible with Darwinian evolution? Who is right, and why does it matter? Listen in, and learn more at FaithandEvolution.org.

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William Dembski on the Origin of Life, Early Church Fathers, and Understanding ID 

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews leading intelligent design theorist and CSC Senior Fellow William Dembski. A mathematician and philosopher, Dr. Dembski is also a prolific writer with 3 books forthcoming this year: Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language, a user-friendly take on ID written with students in mind. The Patristic Understanding of Creation: An Anthology of Writings from the Church Fathers on Creation and Design, a thorough survey of the writings of the early Church theologians who were challenged by ancient Greeks who believed in an eternal world. How to be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist (Or Not), co-authored with Jonathan Wells, explains how materialistic approaches to the origin of life Read More ›