On this episode of ID the Future, Phillip Johnson, the godfather of the modern intelligent design movement and author of Darwin on Trial, shares memories of the late Will Provine. An historian of science and evolutionary biologist at Cornell University, Provine was a longtime interlocutor and friend of Johnson. Listen in as Johnson shares about guest lecturing in Provine's evolutionary biology classes, remembers Provine's unusual candidness about the atheistic implications of Darwinism, and recounts their 1994 public debate.
Read Phillip Johnson’s reflections on Will Provine's life on Evolution News and Views.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Fellow Paul Nelson and Casey Luskin share memories of the late Will Provine, historian of science and evolutionary biologist at Cornell University. Provine, an evolutionary spokesman, was a longtime interlocutor of intelligent design proponents, who admired him for his willingness to challenge standard evolutionary views and his refreshing ability to express affection for opponents while disagreeing with them.
Read Paul Nelson’s reflections on Will Provine's life on Evolution News and Views.
On this episode of ID the Future, listen to the first segment of a recent talk that Casey Luskin gave on ID and law where he unpacks the definition of intelligent design. As Casey points out, intelligent design involves much more than just a critique of Darwinian evolution; it uses reasoning to recognize patterns that show an intelligent origin, similar to methods employed in archaeology and forensic science.
On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze examines the plight of Dr. Daniel Shechtman, recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals, who had previously suffered much rejection and ridicule for threatening the consensus of the scientific establishment. Listen in and consider the parallels between Shechtman's once-heretical science and the modern-day rejection and scorn of the ID movement.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the final segment of Casey Luskin and Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig’s discussion of the long-necked giraffe. Tune in as Lönnig examines the potential of sexual selection as an evolutionary explanation of the long-necked giraffe and considers intelligent design as an alternate explanation.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig continue their discussion of why the body plan of the long-neck giraffe could not have evolved in a step-by-step Darwinian fashion. Dr. Lönnig gives an account of the rational design of the giraffe's recurrent laryngeal nerve, a feature that Richard Dawkins and other evolutionists claim can only be explained by Darwinian evolution.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with geneticist Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig about his book, The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe. For years, Darwinists have presented the giraffe as a textbook example of adaptive morphological change in response to environmental conditions. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig discusses the problems with the idea that millions of years of mutations could create the many differences between a short-necked and a long-necked giraffe.
On this episode of ID the Future,
Casey Luskin interviews Captain Dave Anderson, filmmaker and owner of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, who was involved in the production of Illustra Media’s new documentary, Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth.
Anderson shares about drone filming on the ocean, whale disentanglement, and the importance of nature documentaries that explore design.
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On this second 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 new documentary, Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth.
Sternberg critiques conventional accounts of whale evolution, noting that neither natural selection or neutral drift cannot explain the transition between a land mammal and a fully aquatic whale. Standard evolutionary models would either require very large breeding population sizes (greater than that of any species of mammals) or a waiting period four or more times longer than the given 8-9 million years.
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On this episode of ID the Future, we listen in on a a few minutes from a lecture given by CSC Senior Fellow Michael Denton. We've all heard of the importance of photosynthesis as an oxygen creating process. In this segment, Denton explains the "remarkable set of coincidences" which makes the creation of oxygen through photosynthesis possible. From the specific energy of visible light to the unique properties of water, this degree of improbability screams "design!"
For more on how the cosmos is designed for life, watch Discovery Institute's documentary Priviledged Species, featuring Michael Denton.