On this episode of ID the Future, listen to the first segment of a recent talk that Casey Luskin gave on ID and law where he unpacks the definition of intelligent design. As Casey points out, intelligent design involves much more than just a critique of Darwinian evolution; it uses reasoning to recognize patterns that show an intelligent origin, similar to methods employed in archaeology and forensic science.
On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze examines the plight of Dr. Daniel Shechtman, recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals, who had previously suffered much rejection and ridicule for threatening the consensus of the scientific establishment. Listen in and consider the parallels between Shechtman's once-heretical science and the modern-day rejection and scorn of the ID movement.
On this episode of ID the Future, hear the final segment of Casey Luskin and Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig’s discussion of the long-necked giraffe. Tune in as Lönnig examines the potential of sexual selection as an evolutionary explanation of the long-necked giraffe and considers intelligent design as an alternate explanation.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig continue their discussion of why the body plan of the long-neck giraffe could not have evolved in a step-by-step Darwinian fashion. Dr. Lönnig gives an account of the rational design of the giraffe's recurrent laryngeal nerve, a feature that Richard Dawkins and other evolutionists claim can only be explained by Darwinian evolution.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with geneticist Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig about his book, The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe. For years, Darwinists have presented the giraffe as a textbook example of adaptive morphological change in response to environmental conditions. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig discusses the problems with the idea that millions of years of mutations could create the many differences between a short-necked and a long-necked giraffe.
On this episode of ID the Future, we listen in on a a few minutes from a lecture given by CSC Senior Fellow Michael Denton. We've all heard of the importance of photosynthesis as an oxygen creating process. In this segment, Denton explains the "remarkable set of coincidences" which makes the creation of oxygen through photosynthesis possible. From the specific energy of visible light to the unique properties of water, this degree of improbability screams "design!"
For more on how the cosmos is designed for life, watch Discovery Institute's documentary Priviledged Species, featuring Michael Denton.
This episode of ID the Future features part of a lecture given by Biologic Institute scientist Doug Axe on his research on the molecule lignin. Lignin provides a paradoxical case for the Darwinian method of evolution, but fits perfectly into a design oriented scientific paradigm. Thirty percent of non-fossil organic carbon on the planet is lignin, so in a Darwinian world, something should have developed the ability to consume lignin--but it hasn't. Lignin binds together and protects plant cellulose, which is vital to all types of large plant life; "The peculiar properties of lignin therefore make perfect sense when seen as part of a coherent design for the entire ecosystem of our planet."