August 18, 2014
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Jonathan Wells about a recent article that claims that the human genome is full of useless, non-functional DNA. Dr. Wells explains the concept of "junk DNA," and why there is such a stark disagreement between those who say our genome is at least 80% functional, and those who say it's only 8.2%--and how we can know who to listen to.
August 15, 2014
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews microbiologist and immunologist Donald Ewert about his previous work as associate editor for the journal Development and Comparitive Immunology, where he realized that the papers published were comparative studies that had nothing to do with evolution at all. Listen in to learn how, in Dr. Ewert's words, "evolutionary theory doesn't contribute to experimental biology."
Donald L. Ewert is a research immunologist/virologist who spent much of his career studying the molecular and cell biology of the immune system, as well as theories about its evolution. Dr. Ewert received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1976. As a microbiologist, he operated a research laboratory at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia for almost twenty years. The Wistar Institute is one of the world's leading centers for biomedical research. His research, supported by National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Agriculture grants, has involved the immune system, viruses, and cellular biology.
August 13, 2014
On this episode of ID the Future Dr. David Snoke continues his conversation with Casey Luskin on his recent paper on systems biology and how it relates to intelligent design. Snoke discusses the assumptions made by systems biology, and the different predictions made by Darwinism and intelligent design--especially in the context of junk DNA and useless vestigial parts.
August 11, 2014
On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Snoke talks with Casey Luskin about his newly published paper, "Systems Biology as a Research Program for Intelligent Design." Dr. Snoke explains what systems biology is and how it arose, and looks and how the approach, putting intelligent design concepts into practice, has seen successful results.
August 8, 2014
On this episode of ID the Future, Rob Crowther interviews Casey Luskin about his recent 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 are 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.
August 6, 2014
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.
August 4, 2014
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.
August 1, 2014
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews University of British Columbia at Vancouver philosophy faculty member Richard Johns on his paper in the journal Synthese titled "Self-organisation in dynamical systems: a limiting result." In the paper, Dr. Johns argues that there are limits to the complexity of structures that can be produced by self-organization. Johns shows that Darwinian evolution is actually a type of a self-organizing process, and that it too is limited in the types of biological structures it can produce.
July 30, 2014
On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer continues to discuss the new epilogue in Darwin's Doubt that addresses criticisms of the book. Meyer addresses paleontologist Charles Marshall's critical review of Darwin's Doubt, and explains why materialistic processes don't account for the huge infusion of new information in the Cambrian explosion.
July 28, 2014
On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin reports on a 2009 peer-reviewed paper arguing for the irreducible complexity of two systems vital to bird flight -- feathers and the avian respiratory system. The author, Leeds University professor Andy McIntosh, challenges his critics to consider the design hypothesis as a valid scientific assumption "borne out by the evidence itself."