On this episode of ID the Future, hear from CSC Senior Fellow & physician Geoffrey Simmons as he discusses the design behind the sense of touch. We're now seeing attempts--such as a DARPA project that seeks to develop a prosthetic hand that can feel--to mimic the natural phenomenon of touch in medical technology. Simmons explains how touch works, and examines the possibility of scientists being able to imitate the design of sensation for technological use.
In this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews author Felipe Aizpún as they discuss the new volume Charles Darwin Frente Al Diseño Inteligente, a book with contributions in Spanish from various authors critical of Darwinian evolution. Aizpún is a member of the Organización Internacional para el Avance Científico del Diseño Inteligente (OIACDI) and a contributor to the pro-ID Spanish blog, ¿Darwin o DI?.
On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer shares about Tom Wolfe’s new book, which critiques evolutionary explanations for the origin of language.
On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews physician Geoffrey Simmons about eyesight. Simmons discusses the sensitivity of the eyes and how we sense light, and explains how vision displays irreducible complexity.
Find out more about the human body in Simmons' book, What Darwin Didn't Know.
On this episode of ID the Future, Robert Crowther interviews Dr. Michael Denton about the film Fire-Maker, which is newly available to watch for free on YouTube. Denton discusses how finely-tuned conditions allowing for both combustion and human life fostered development of technology and describes how it is a ‘close call’ that we are even able to make fires.
On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews Michael Behe on the recent paper and accompanying video on antibiotic resistance published by Science. Behe explains how antibiotic resistance demonstrates loss, not gain, of information.
On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee discusses the University of Chicago’s recent action to uphold academic freedom, including a letter to incoming freshman and a piece by Pres. Robert Zimmer in the Wall Street Journal. As Zimmer notes, “Every attempt to legitimize silencing creates justification for others to restrain speech that they do not like in the future.”
On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid narrates the prologue to Stephen Meyer's Darwin's Doubt: The Explosion of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design. HarperOne will soon move into production on audiobook versions of Darwin's Doubt and Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Dominic Halsmer, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University, continues the discussion of his peer-reviewed paper, "The Coherence Of An Engineered World,” published in the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics. Listen in as Dr. Halsmer explains some of the aesthetic arguments for design from beauty in science, engineering, and the study of humanity. How do modularity, specificity, adaptability, durability, and other aspects of engineering systems argue for intelligent design in nature? Tune in to find out.