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-organisation 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.
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer continues to discuss the new epilogue in Darwin's Doubt that addresses criticisms of the book. Meyer addresses paleontologist Charles Marshall's critical review of Darwin's Doubt, and explains why materialistic processes don't account for the huge infusion of new information in the Cambrian explosion.
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer continues to discuss the new epilogue in Darwin's Doubt that addresses criticisms of the book. Meyer addresses paleontologist Charles Marshall's critical review of Darwin's Doubt, and why materialistic processes don't account for the huge infusion of new information in the Cambrian explosion.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin reports on a 2009 peer-reviewed paper arguing for the irreducible complexity of two systems vital to bird flight -- feathers and the avian respiratory system. The author, Leeds University professor Andy McIntosh, challenges his critics to consider the design hypothesis as a valid scientific assumption "borne out by the evidence itself."
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer is on The Universe Next Door, talking with host Tom Woodward about criticisms of his latest book, Darwin's Doubt--now released in paperback with a new epilogue in which Dr. Meyer responds to his critics. Meyer discusses the criticisms of his thesis based from cladistics, as well as other critiques "straw men" critiques. Listen in!
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the second part of Tom Woodward's interview with biologist Jonathan Wells on The Universe Next Door. Dr. Wells continues to explain the icons of evolution and why much of what we hear about evolution is wrong. Listen in as they discuss Darwin's finches, four-winged fruit flies, humans with tails, and more.
On this episode of ID the Future, Jonathan Wells is on the Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward to talk about his popular book “Icons of Evolution.” Dr. Wells discusses how Darwinism has failed to explain how the basic building blocks of life could have arisen by purely materialistic methods—and why this is only the beginning of the theory’s problems. He also explains a recent study of his, published in BIO-Complexity, that finds that embryo development requires ontogenetic information that can’t arise by neo-Darwinian mechanisms.
On this episode of ID the Future Logan Gage interviews CSC Fellow John Mark Reynolds, author of the book When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought.
Listen in as Dr. Reynolds explains the role that classical and Christian thought played in the development of modern science and examines some of the design thinking of ancient philosophers.
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer debates Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, on the question: Should scientists be skeptical about Darwinian evolution? The debate extends into the topics of whether we should allow criticism of evolution in the classroom; the extinction of Neanderthals, and their differences from humans; and the controversy over global warming.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear a discussion about a video recently released by Discovery Institute--The Workhouse of the Cell: Kinesin--that reveals the awe-inspiring inner workings of the cell. Kinesins are motorized transport machines that move cellular materials to their correct locations in the cell so they can perform their functions. Kinesins have two feet, or "globular heads," that literally walk, one foot over another. Known as the "workhorses of the cell," kinesins can carry cargo many times their own size. Watch the video at YouTube.