On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews University of British Columbia at Vancouver philosophy faculty member Richard Johns on his paper in the journal Synthese titled "Self-organization in dynamical systems: a limiting result." In the paper, Dr. Johns argues that there are limits to the complexity of structures that can be produced by self-organization. Johns shows that Darwinian evolution is actually a type of a self-organizing process, and that it too is limited in the types of biological structures it can produce.
In this special July 4th edition of ID the Future, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow John West explores the real views of Jefferson on intelligent design. Critics of intelligent design sometimes claim they are defending the principles of American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson in trying to ban discussions of intelligent design. In the words of one writer, “Thomas Jefferson makes it quite clear that there was not a consensus of support among the authors of the Constitution… to support theological doctrines such as intelligent design.” But would Thomas Jefferson himself agree?
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and Dr. Cornelius Hunter, Center for Science and Culture Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Biola University, talk about the issue of serendipity and what it means for the modern theory of evolution. Dr. Hunter discusses how Darwinian evolutionists have relied heavily on serendipity and exaptation -- or, as Dr. Hunter calls it, "sheer dumb luck" -- to explain complex features in biology and prop up their theory.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin finishes his interview with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig on the law of recurrent variation and the problems it poses for Darwinian evolution.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin again sits down with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, a retired geneticist from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, to continue their talk on the law of recurrent variation and the problems it poses for Darwinian evolution. In this segment, Dr. Lönnig describes how mutation breeding has largely stopped worldwide, even as belief and faith in accidental mutations as the basis for all life forms is still flourishing.
On this fourth episode of ID the Future, Nate Herbst of The God Solution and Casey Luskin discuss intelligent design research at the Biologic Institute. Luskin also notes that professors lack academic freedom to discuss intelligent design at public institutions, highlighting the case of a physics professor from Ball State University.
On this third episode of ID the Future, Nate Herbst of The God Solution and Casey Luskin discuss the commitment of intelligent design to “follow the evidence wherever it leads.” While evolutionists have pointed to so-called junk DNA as evidence against intelligent design, Luskin shares about recent findings that it plays critical roles in the cell.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, a retired geneticist from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, sits down with Casey Luskin to discuss a topic that he has published widely on: the law of recurrent variation. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig gives a background of the law of recurrent variation and explains how efforts in mutation breeding have failed to bring about the expected revolution in plant and animal breeding.
On this second episode of ID the Future, Nate Herbst of The God Solution and Casey Luskin discuss the question, “Why do people conflate intelligent design with creationism?” Luskin explains the positive argument for intelligent design from DNA and clarifies key distinctions between the religious view of creationism and the scientific theory of intelligent design.
On this first episode of ID the Future, Nate Herbst of The God Solution and Casey Luskin discuss their experiences as students, interacting with professors over the origins of life controversy. Luskin describes how involvement in a student club first awakened his interested in the intelligent design debate.