What is a rational response when you’re confronted with nonsense of a high order? On this episode of ID the Future, CSC fellow Paul Nelson interviews Rabbi Moshe Averick, who explains the rational course for countering the new atheists.
Rabbi Averick is the author of the book Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused and Illusory World of the Atheist. He ran educational programs at UCLA and Northridge University in Los Angeles, and then became one of the founding faculty members of Aish Toronto and later at the Shaalvim Rabbinical Seminary in Israel
On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze discusses Chris Mooney's recent article in The Huffington Post entitled Why Republicans Deny Science: The Quest for a Scientific Explanation. Mooney suggests that Conservatives who reject alarmism on climate change or disagree with any aspect of Darwinian evolution are merely denying reality because of the structure of their brains. Listen in and decide--is the political right's understanding of science crippled by their predetermined inability to process proven facts, or is there actually room for informed dissent?
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Berlinski continues to discuss the origin and nature of mathematics with CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin. Is math something waiting to be discovered, or is it a construct of the human mind? Listen in as Dr. Berlinski examines the mystery of mathematics, and reflects on the blurry distinction between math that is “discovered” and math that is “created.”
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Berlinski talks about the nature of numbers and mathematics. What exactly is a number, and does mathematics exist beyond the human mind? Dr. Berlinski and Casey Luskin discuss how what we know about math fits in with modern science.
On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze interviews celebrated talk show host and author Dennis Prager about his response to the recent claim that man has "evolved to need coercion." Prager observes that today, Darwinian evolutionary theory has replaced Marxism as the new non-moral standard of explanation for human behavior. The evolutionary framework already permeates social thought on phenomena such as love, religion, and altruism; now, Darwinism provides a naturalistic argument for dictatorship. Tune in to hear Prager's warnings against evolution-guided social policy.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Berlinski and Casey Luskin continue their conversation on cladistics and the Cambrian explosion. Listen in as Berlinski explains the limitations of cladistic analysis and looks at some specifics of Nick Matzke’s critique of Darwin’s Doubt.
On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Senior Fellow Dr. David Berlinski talks about his views on the debate over Darwinian evolution and intelligent design with Research Coordinator Casey Luskin. Berlinski discusses the “almost reflexive dogmatic reaction" of the Darwin community to Stephen Meyer’s argument for intelligent design in Darwin’s Doubt, and explains why cladistic analysis doesn’t solve the Cambrian mystery.
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Berlinski and Casey Luskin continue their talk on some of the big topics that Berliski explores in his book The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions. Listen in as they discuss theistic and materialistic arguments about cosmic fine-tuning, Richard Dawkin’s conclusions about the improbability of God, and whether humans are just another type of ape.