On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid talks with biologist Ann Gauger about the ability of biology to continually surprise us–even when we think the science is settled. Dr. Gauger discusses some scientific “facts” that have since been disproved, and also reflects on her own experiences as a student, and later as a researcher, as she has realized that life is much more sophisticated than we could have imagined.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear about the issues that arise when purported scientific truths turn out to, in fact, not be reproducible—skirting an important requirement of the scientific method. What are the implications for neo-Darwinian theory, science education, and scientific research itself? Listen in.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear from author and historian Dr. Richard Weikart as he discusses his latest book, The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life. The Death of Humanity traces dangerous trends in Western thinking that reject the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable—reminding us that ideas have consequences.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Michael Behe continues his conversation with Research Coordinator Casey Luskin about the evolution of Chloroquine resistance, and how it shows that there can be limits to the extent to which complex traits can evolve. They discuss recent findings on what is required to cause Chloroquine resistance in malaria–findings that confirm a key inference in Behe’s The Edge of Evolution, that Darwinists rejected, and even slandered.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Michael Behe talks with Casey Luskin about recent findings that support his argument in The Edge of Evolution. Dr. Behe explains why Chloroquine, a drug that treats malaria, presents a good opportunity to study the limits of random mutation and natural selection, and how his conclusions inspired so much backlash–including misrepresentation of his argument–from his critics.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Paul Nelson to hear his take on a recent NYT op-ed authored by University of Washington Professor David Barash. In his article, Prof. Barash explains "The Talk" he gives to his students, in which he insists that science and religion are incompatible. How should students respond to professors that attack their worldviews, and claim to be backed by science? Dr. Nelson gives some advice.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. John West continues his talk on the social implications of Darwinism. Tune in to learn about the growing movements in today’s culture to disparage the sanctity and value of human life.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear more from Dr. John West on why our views on human origins matter, excerpted from a talk he gave at a “Science and Human Origins” conference in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Dr. West draws from history and from current society to demonstrate how Darwinian theory erodes traditional beliefs about humans, and illustrates the consequences of a Darwinian perspective of human life.
We often say that Darwinists are reluctant to debate advocates of intelligent design, but here are two who deserve a tip of the hat. Keith Pannell is a chemist at the University of Texas at El Paso who hosts a program, Science Studio, on the NPR station there. He invited Stephen Meyer on to talk about the science of ID, pegged to the Dover anniversary. Clearly Pannell is an ID critic so he gets kudos for being willing to have a civil and informative conversation. Perhaps feeling insecure about facing the author of Darwin's Doubt by himself, Dr. Pannell invited a biologist colleague, Ricardo Bernal, to serve as "co-host." So it was two against one, but no worries. Meyer is, as always, superb, and the discussion sounds like it was an education for the two Texas scientists. Listen and enjoy.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear a segment of a recent “Science and Human Origins” conference that took place in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Listen in as Dr. John West discusses the social implications of Darwinism and the impact of Darwin’s theory on our culture’s understanding of human beings.