Popular Intelligent Design and Evolution Podcast and Blogsite Upgrade Their Web Presence
Discovery Institute has turned the www.idthefuture.com blog site into a podcast, making it the permanent home of the popular ID The Future podcast.
The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast has garnered over 20,000 subscribers and averages over 1,000 individual listeners for each of its podcasts in its first six months online. IDTF continues the Center's mission of exploring the issues central to intelligent design and evolution, featuring brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.
"Our ID The Future podcast has become so popular that we're going to completely devote one of our internet sites to promoting the recordings for people to listen to anytime, anywhere," said Robert Crowther, director of communications for the Center for Science & Culture. "People are thirsty for information about intelligent design and about the debate over evolution, and ID The Future is one of the ways we plan to quench that thirst."
According to Crowther, IDTheFuture.com will become home to the podcast of the same name and will solely be an audio blog site. The Institute's popular Evolution News & Views website will continue to report news and analysis in a written format. The Evolution News & Views website has been redesigned and will continue to analyze the news media's coverage of the debate over how to teach evolution. Additionally, the commentary of scientists and scholars previously published on the ID The Future blog will now appear at Evolution News & Views.
"We have seen the mainstream media repeatedly misrepresent what intelligent design is, and what Discovery's position on related issues is, either through sloppy reporting or blatant editorializing," said Crowther. "So as a public policy think-tank, using the podcasts and blogs to speak for ourselves and to present our own views in our own words is something that we see as critical to educating the public."
ID The Future can be found at www.idthefuture.com, and Evolution News & Views is at www.evolutionnews.org. You can also visit the Center for Science & Culture's homepage at www.discovery.org/csc/.