On this episode of ID: The Future, Biologist Jonathan Wells, author of Zombie Science, and political scientist John West, author of Darwin Day in America, recently visited Hollywood for the final performance of the play Disinherit the Wind. The play tells the story of a neurobiologist who sues his university for the right to challenge neo-Darwinian evolution. Listen in on a post-play discussion in front of the audience featuring Wells, West, and playwright/actor Matt Chait as they discuss science, academic freedom, and the evidence of purpose in nature.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Cornelius Hunter for a discussion about “junk” DNA and the ENCODE project. Dr. Hunter lends his insight into how non-coding DNA fits into the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolution and Intelligent Design, noting how Darwinian evolutionists have changed their predictions and explanations in order to accommodate contradictory evidence that would falsify their theory.
On this episode of ID: The Future, neurosurgeon Michael Egnor discusses Jerry Coyne’s free speech double standard. Peter Singer has advocated killing some handicapped newborns in the crib, and after some handicapped people protested and disrupted his lectures, Coyne objected to their infringing on Singer’s free speech rights. But then Coyne supported efforts to intimidate and possibly fire professor Eric Hedin for noting evidence of fine-tuning in an honors astronomy course.
On this episode of ID: The Future, host Ray Bohlin talks with neurosurgeon Michael Egnor about Jerry Coyne’s recent argument for killing handicapped newborns. Egnor rebuts Coyne’s reasoning and shows that Coyne’s recommendation has antecedents in some of the eugenics practices of Nazi Germany.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture Fellow Nancy Pearcey. Discussing her book, Finding Truth: Five Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, Pearcey explains how evolutionary materialism freeloads from religion.
She highlights prominent atheists who concede that the concepts of human rights, democracy, and equality originate from the Judeo-Christian worldview. Read an excerpt from Pearcey's book about this issue at Evolution News and Views. Further IDTF discussions with Nancy Pearcey on her book, Finding Truth: Five Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes are available at: Is Human Reason Reliable? Pt. 1 Is Human Reason Reliable? Pt. 2 Are Humans Simply Robots? Nancy Pearcey on the “Free Will Illusion”
On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee reports on recent academic freedom and science education happenings across the United States. Listen in as she gets perspective from three men defending academic freedom and the right of public high school biology instructors to expose students to evidence not just for but also against modern evolutionary theory.
On this episode of ID: The Future, CSC Fellow Jonathan Witt explains how Intelligent Design is testable, contrary to the objections of critics. He discusses predictions from biology and astrobiology, and points listeners to an extended list of testable ID predictions available online.
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture Fellow Nancy Pearcey. Discussing her book, Finding Truth: Five Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, Pearcey points out the inconsistency of evolutionary materialists who hold that free will is simply an indispensable illusion.
Read an excerpt from Pearcey's book about this issue at Evolution News and Views.
On this episode of ID: The Future, Dr. Ray Bohlin interviews Dr. Howard Glicksman about the irreducible complexity of the human calcium control system. Glicksman is a medical doctor and author of an extended series of posts at Evolution News & Science Today called The Designed Body
On this episode of ID: The Future, Evolution News & Science Today editor David Klinghoffer takes issue with the suggestion that conservatives tend to view science as “a kind of fakery,” and that they embrace intelligent design primarily out of religious, anti-science motives. Then Klinghoffer considers the case of physicist and Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson, who came out in support of intelligent design on PBS’s “Closer to Truth.”