On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig sits down with CSC Research Coordinator 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.
Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer appears on the Michael Medved Show to talk about Gravity – both the film and the force. Listen in on a fascinating discussion about this new hit movie, as well as deeper questions concerning our current understanding of how gravity works and academic backlash faced by Sir Isaac Newton. What parallels can be drawn with contemporary arguments against intelligent design?
On this episode of ID The Future, hear more from Dr. Stephen Meyer's recent talk for Socrates in the City in Washington, D.C. Meyer, Director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, explained why we are still debating Darwin and why it matters. Part 2 gives listeners an overview of the topic of Dr. Meyer's most recent book Darwin's Doubt, a follow-up to his 2009 landmark book Signature in the Cell. Tune in now!
On this episode of ID The Future, hear excerpts from a recent Socrates in the City event in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, answers the question "Why are we still debating Darwin, and why does it matter?" As Socrates once said, "the unexamined life is not worth living." In speaking at a Socrates in the City event, Dr. Meyer joins a host of other thinkers who try to address life's most important questions by encouraging thoughtful discourse and debate. The event was hosted by author Eric Metaxas. Listen now!
On this episode of ID The Future, host David Boze reports on the latest views of a group of cosmologists who want to establish a new philosophy of cosmology to tackle the big questions of the universe. What happened after the Big Bang? Was there something before that to cause the existence of the universe? What are bubble universes? Why does our planet seem fine-tuned for the existence of human life? And why is man the only species so far to be intelligent enough to produce technology? Listen in as Boze discusses a new approach to some very old problems.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Associate Director Dr. John West discusses the legacy of C.S. Lewis in honor of the recent 50th anniversary of Lewis’ passing. Tune in and learn about some of C.S. Lewis' seemingly prophetic insights into science and society, as well as his perspectives on Darwinism and intelligent design.
To explore this topic further, visit CSLewisWeb.com.
Watch the new short documentary that explores C.S. Lewis’ journey to discover evidence of intelligent design in a world filled with evil, cruelty, and suffering.
On this episode of ID The Future, CSC Fellow Dr. Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler, asks: does Darwinism devalues human life? Some Darwinists deny that Darwinism has any ethical implications at all. In this short clip, Dr. Weikart looks at comments from Darwinists about the animal ancestry of humans and shows how they blurr the distinction between the animal kingdom and humanity, negating the idea of human exceptionalism.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a new short documentary that explores C. S. Lewis’ life-long struggle to find intelligent design in a world filled with pain. Discover Lewis’ journey that took him from a position sharply hostile to arguments for design to views bearing remarkable similarities to those advocated by ID proponents today.
Watch “C.S. Lewis and Intelligent Design”.
See here for the previous two installments:
"The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism"
"C.S. Lewis and Evolution"
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer debates Michael Shermer, founder and publisher of Skeptic Magazine, about how Darwinian evolution should be taught in the public school classroom. Should students be allowed to learn about the scientific challenges to neo-Darwinism? Listen in on this candid discussion.
This episode of ID the Future features Dr. Stephen Meyer responding to his critics during a questioning period before the Texas State Board of Education in 2009. Listen in as philosopher of science Meyer cuts through the rhetorical strategies in this debate and exposes the strengths and weaknesses of the Darwinist position, rebutting the misinformation about Discovery Institute's education policy and laying out the legitimate scientific dissent from Darwin.
On this episode of ID The Future, host David Boze interviews former vice-presidential candidate Senator Joe Lieberman on seeing the hand of a designer in nature and the label of "anti-science" being attached to those who see evidence of design in nature. Lieberman also relates anecdotes from his recently co-authored book The Gift of Rest with Discovery Institute senior fellow and Evolution News & Views editor David Klinghoffer.
Get more information on The Gift of Rest.
On this episode of ID The Future, we explore how attacks on skeptics of man-made global warming are similar to those against proponents of intelligent design. Host David Boze talks with Casey Luskin about recent examples of these attacks, why they are happening, and how to handle them. Says Luskin: "Academic freedom for dissenters from global warming and dissenters from Darwinian evolution are being marginalized and, in some cases, being censored in many of the same ways." Tune in to learn more about this interesting development!
On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze interviews Casey Luskin about a 2012 study published in Nature that claimed that scientists can predict the number of species that will develop within a clade. Such forecasts of speciation are based on the amount of living space available and the prominence of sexually selected traits. However, many of the differences between "species" are quite trivial; what constitutes one species as separate from another when there are no fundamental distinctions?
On this episode of ID the Future, learn about some of scientists’ latest attempts to copy sophisticated designs found in the natural world. This emerging science of imitating nature, known as biomimetics, has attracted extensive research and led to new technologies. As uniform experience has shown, such good design comes not from blind processes, but from a good mind.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Paul Nelson joins Michael Medved to discuss genomics guru Dr. Craig Venter’s claim to have created synthetic life in the lab. Can life be reduced to mere physics and chemistry, as Dr. Venter asserts? Or is there more to life that requires a creative mind?
On this episode of ID the Future, hear about the amazing design of one of Halloween’s creepiest creatures – the spider. Listen in to learn how the jumping spider’s eight eyes demonstrate division of labor, and how the spider’s silk is being used for eco-friendly fiber optics and biodegradable “plastics.”
On this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Thomas Woodward, founder and director of the C.S. Lewis Society, about his latest book, The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA, and the new discoveries in biology that affect our understanding of the genome. Woodward explains how epigenetics is bringing about a revolution in biology.
On this episode of ID the Future, listen in on this special edition of the Science and Culture Update, recorded in front of a live audience in the Medved Show studio. Michael Medved is joined by Darwin’s Doubt author Stephen Meyer and Evolution News & Views editor David Klinghoffer for a discussion about the misuse of science to close minds, rather than open them, in ongoing debates on controversial topics such as evolution and climate change.
On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze interviews Dr. Cornelius Hunter about serveral lines of evidence against Darwinian evolution found in the hammerhead shark. The unique design of the hammerhead's aerodynamic head, or cephalofoil, includes electromagnetic tracking of prey and binocular vision. Although new research reported in Science Daily gratuitously presents these unique features as a product of unguided evolution, the Darwinian framework fails to offer any insight into how they might have arisen.
Dr. Cornelius G. Hunter is Adjunct Professor at Biola University and author of the award-winning Darwin's God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil. His blog can be found at darwins-god.blogspot.com.
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer and Christopher Booker, a columnist for the London Telegraph and author of The Real Global Warming Disaster, talk climate change skepticism and scientific consensus with Michael Medved. How do scientific issues get so controversial, and why does the majority opinion of the general public go against the so-called "scientific consensus," in regards to evolution as well as climate change? Tune in as they discuss.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses recent incidents that reveal a disturbing trend: Darwin activists are using a "heckler's veto" to intimidate academic institutions into shutting down scientific inquiry over life's origins. Listen in as Luskin demonstrates how the heckler's veto has become the latest tool for suppression of ID-friendly viewpoints.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin shows how the human fossil record contradicts the expectations of neo-Darwinian evolution. Luskin takes a close look at the technical literature surrounding human origins and explains why the evidence does not, despite common claims to the contrary, indicate that humans evolved from ape-like precursors.
To further explore topics surrounding science and faith, see Salvo Magazine's special 80-page Supplemental Issue on Science and Faith, which includes contributions from William Dembski, Jonathan Wells, Paul Nelson, Stephen Meyer, John West, Mike Keas, Richard Weikart, and Frank Tipler, among others.
On this episode of ID the Future, Michael Medved, DI Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith, and CSC Associate Director John West examine the question: Are humans unique, or are we, as many argue, just another animal? Tune in to this enlightening conversation about human exceptionalism and dignity -- the subject of the upcoming documentary The War on Humans.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses recent findings on convergent evolution that conflict with typical evolutionary thinking. Darwinian evolution is supposed to have no goal, but convergent evolution implies that, against all odds, species are evolving the same complex traits -- over and over again. Is this "surprising" conclusion best explained within Darwinian theory, or the intelligent design paradigm? Listen in and decide.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin discusses recent media coverage of the 2012 Sutter’s Mill meteorite that falsely reports it as containing “seeds of early life” which could have helped generate "[t]he primordial soup of the early Earth." Tune in as Luskin reveals the weak science -- and significant political motives -- behind these claims, which one organic chemist describes as “at best misleading, at worst . . . down-right fraudulent.”