ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution
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Tree of Life

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In a Nutshell: Three Great Problems for Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid continues his conversation with Robert Waltzer, chair of the department of biology at Belhaven University and co-author of Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell, on three big problems faced by naturalistic evolutionary theory. First, it appears that science has turned up several instances of what is known as irreducible complexity, something that Darwin himself said would falsify his theory if ever discovered. Second, various proposed “trees of life” conflict with each other, a problem that has grown worse as additional evidence and methods have arisen, a trend that makes theories of common descent difficult to sustain. And third, we know of no case where information is generated or improved without Read More ›

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The Top 10 Problems with Darwinian Evolution, pt. 6

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his series discussing the top 10 problems with biological and chemical evolution. This series is based upon Casey Luskin’s chapter in the volume More than Myth, edited by Paul Brown and Robert Stackpole (Chartwell Press, 2014). In this segment, Casey discusses the sixth problem: how molecular biology has failed to yield a grand “Tree of Life.”

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Echolocation Shakes the “Tree of Life”

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin takes a look at recent papers that challenge the Darwinian concept of a single, coherent “tree of life.” As one paper from the journal Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society states, mounting evidence shows that “phylogenetic conflict is common, and frequently the norm rather than the exception.” Luskin examines echolocation in bats and whales and asks — does biological similarity imply inheritance from a common ancestor?

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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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