ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
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An ID Debate: Joshua Swamidass and Günter Bechly, Pt. 1

Today’s ID the Future features a debate over the merits of intelligent design. Günter Bechly is a German paleoentomologist heard many times on ID the Future, who says the science convinced him that intelligent design is true. S. Joshua Swamidass is a computational biologist at Washington University in Saint Louis who says ID may or may not be true in some part of what it affirms, but for him, the science doesn’t lead you to it. They met in a dialogue hosted by Justin Brierley on his Unbelievable? podcast, reposted here with Brierley’s permission. This is the first half of the conversation. The second half is coming to IDTF soon.

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Swimming with Sperm Whales in Dominica, an island nation in Caribbean. Three generations of female whales in a matriarchal group starting their dive into deep.

A Whale of a Tale: Cetacean Evolution, Pt. 3

On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin interviews Jonathan Wells about whale evolution. Listen in as Wells investigates hox genes and the time needed to fix a mutation in a population — and concludes that genetic mutations can’t do the trick.

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A Whale of a Tale: Cetacean Evolution, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin and Jonathan Wells explore what it would take to build a functional whale from a land mammal, and the bear of a problem Darwin faced.

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A Baby Humpback Whale Plays Near the Surface in Blue Water

Dr. Richard Sternberg: Whale Evolution and Living Waters

In this first episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Richard Sternberg, evolutionary biologist and CSC Senior Fellow, whose discussion of whale origins is featured in Illustra Media’s documentary, Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth. Sternberg critiques whale evolution, noting that the timespan is too short for the bodyplan modifications needed to transition from a land mammal to a whale. Purchase Living Waters today!