On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze interviews Dr. Cornelius Hunter about several 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.
Harvard geneticist Richard Lewontin famously insisted that science must never let a “divine foot in the door.” On this episode of ID the Future, Discovery Institute’s new research coordinator for the Center for Science and Culture looks at the bizarre place this has taken evolutionist William Hamilton. Arguing that an “ultimate good, which is of a religious nature,” could exist, Hamilton describes this higher source not as God or any other non-material entity but as aliens who set up earth as a type of zoo. Listen in. It gets even stranger.
On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage and Jay Richards discuss Popper’s falsification test for science. Today, the demarcation for science is the idea is that a theory should be empirically testable. Nonetheless, many ID proponents use the harder criterion of falsifiability.
On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin interviews Cornelius Hunter about a recent article in Science on virus invasion of bacteria. Hunter explains protein-protein binding and how the immune system is not analogous to evolution. Listen in as these two biologists discuss criticisms of neo-Darwinism!
What's the best way to teach evolution? On this episode of ID the Future, Rob Crowther interviews Casey Luskin about his article, "The Constitutionality and Pedagogical Benefits of Teaching Evolution Scientifically," published in the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy. Luskin shares from his research of the problems facing American science education -- how students not inspired to pursue science and not taught how to think like scientists -- and the solution of inquiry-based science education.
How does critical analysis of evolution promote scientific thinking? And what does the law say about teaching critiques of Darwin's theory? Tune in to find out.
You can read more about Mr. Luskin's law review article here.
On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin interviews Jonathan Wells about whale evolution. Listen in as Wells investigates hox genes and the time needed to fix a mutation in a population - and concludes that genetic mutations can't do the trick.
On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin and Jonathan Wells explore what it would take to build a functional whale from a land mammal, and the bear of a problem Darwin faced. The problem, it turns out, has only grown worse the more we learn about the marvels of whale anatomy.
On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin interviews biologist Cornelius Hunter about the growing problem that epigenetics poses for Neo-Darwinism. Modern evolutionary theory has long insisted that genes and genetic mutations are where the evolutionary action is, and dismissed the early 19th century naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck for suggesting that new environmental pressures could drive heritable changes in a population within a single generation. But as Hunter explains, recent experiments reveal that this does happen and epigenetic sources in the cell are the key drivers. Worse for mainstream evolutionists, this epigenetic machinery is not easily domesticated into the Darwinian agenda of keeping teleology out of the picture.
On this episode of ID the Future, Ray Bohlin interviews Jonathan Wells about whale evolution. Wells describes various fossil finds, investigating whether the Darwinian story of land animals returning to the sea accords with the fossil record.
On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon talks with Casey Luskin about how there has been a paradigm shift in cosmological thought. Though cosmologists used to believe that the universe existed eternally in a static state, they now see a finite universe that had a beginning. Dr. Sheldon also explores the implications of this shift for theism, materialism, and intelligent design.