Donate




www.darwinsdoubt.com
A book by Stephen C. Meyer that will change the debate over evolution & intelligent design.

Free ID Newsletter and Book
Subscribe here for a free weekly newsletter about intelligent design and evolution and the new digital book Metamorphosis for free.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Facebook
Follow us on Twitter Twitter
RSS Feed RSS



Send an email to us at:
idthefuture@discovery.org

Intelligent Design the Future: January 2007 Archives

« December 2006 | Main | February 2007 »

Dotted Divider Line

January 31, 2007

Scientific Research Projects from an Intelligent Design Perspective

On this episode of ID The Future we present an interview with Joseph C. Campana, founder of ResearchID.org, a wiki-based website devoted to cataloguing scientific applications of intelligent design. CSC's Casey Luskin talks to Campana about what inspired the website, and how people can get involved to help constructively catalogue intelligent design scientific research.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 29, 2007

Is Dogmatic Darwinism a Science Stopper?

On this episode of ID The Future CSC's Robert Crowther examines whether intelligent design is an impediment to scientific progress, and says the answer is an emphatic no.

According to Crowther, Darwinists making this claim are mistaken. Such as a recent Sky & Telescope blog post that stated: Intelligent design basically tells us to stop investigating the natural world, because when we hit a brick wall in our knowledge, we can find the answers in god. ... and ... Intelligent design, on the other hand, stifles our perseverance because it says that answers to the great questions have already been handed to us on a silver platter. Listen in to find out why this just isn't so.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 24, 2007

Darwinian Evolution is Being Overhyped as the Cornerstone of the Biological Sciences

On this episode of ID The Future the CSC's Robert Crowther explores the growing number of claims that Darwinian evolution is the foundation of biology, the backbone of science, and the source for many new biodiscoveries. Are the assertions true? Is evolution the cornerstone of the biological sciences? Let's find out.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 22, 2007

Do We Live on a Privilged Planet?

On this episode of ID The Future we have a short clip about the The Privileged Planet. In the book authors Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards suggest Earth was designed for scientific discovery. They introduce a new idea, more than just that the earth is just a rarity in the universe they argue that Earth is ideal for scientific observation. Specifically they critique the Copernican principle, which holds that Earth is not special in its ability to support life. In this clip, Jay Richards lays out the problems with the Copernican principle.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

Click here for more information about The Privileged Planet book, and about the documentary film.

January 19, 2007

Biologists Debate What Science is and Whether ID is Science

On this episode of ID The Future we're featuring a short segment from a debate between CSC senior fellow and biologist, Jonathan Wells, and Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook that appeared on PBS on the program, Uncommon Knowledge. In this segment, moderated by Peter Robinson, they discuss whether or not intelligent design is science and what exactly is the definition of science. You can watch or listen to the full debate at the Uncommon Knowledge website.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 17, 2007

Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased Without Intelligence

On this episode of ID The Future, CSC's Robert Crowther highlights one of the foundational books of the theory of intelligent design. No Free Lunch, the sequel to mathematician and CSC senior fellow William Dembski's Cambridge University Press book The Design Inference, explores key questions about the origin of specified complexity. No Free Lunch demonstrates that design theory shows great promise of providing insight in the field of evolutionary computation.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 15, 2007

Billions of Missing Links: A Rational Look at the Mysteries that Evolution Can't Explain

On this episode of ID The Future CSC's Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Geoffrey Simmons author of the new book Billions of Missing Links. In the book Simmons shows that as modern science has progressed from the visible to the invisible (microscopic, submicroscopic, genetic, biochemical and genetic) the numbers of missing links have skyrocketed. Every "link" discovered brings many more questions (missing links) than answers.

Feb. 16 Discovery Institute will host a book release party featuring a presentation from Dr. Simmons. For more information on the event go here.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 12, 2007

The Making of a Darwin Dissenter Part II

On this second of a two part ID The Future, CSC's Casey Luskin continues his discussion with CSC Fellow Dr. Geoffrey Simmons on what makes him skeptical of Darwinian evolution. Dr. Simmons is the author of the forthcoming Billions of Missing Links (2007) and Discovery Institute will host a book release party for him in its Seattle offices on Feb. 16.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 10, 2007

The Making of a Darwin Dissenter Part I

On this first of a two part ID The Future, CSC's Casey Luskin interviews CSC Fellow Dr. Geoffrey Simmons on what makes him skeptical Darwinian evolution. Dr. Simmons has a BS in biology; coursework completed for MS in microbiology, University of Illinois; an M.D., University of Illinois Medical School; Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, LAC-USC Medical Center; Boarded in Internal Medicine since 1974. He is a licensed and practicing physician in Eugene, OR, and the author of the books What Darwin Didn't Know (2004) and the forthcoming Billions of Missing Links (2007).

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 8, 2007

Does Darwinism Lead to Moral Relativism?

On this video episode of ID The Future, CSC senior fellow Dr. John West examines whether or not Darwinian evolution supports a traditional view of morality as is often claimed. In his new book Darwin's Conservatives, Dr. West addresses how Darwin's theory, contrary to some of its conservative champions, manifestly does not reinforce the teachings of conservatism. According to West, Darwinism promotes moral relativism rather than traditional morality.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 5, 2007

What Do People Mean When They Talk About 'Evolution'?

On this episode of ID The Future the CSC's Robert Crowther looks at the different meanings of the word evolution and explains the importance of clearly defining evolution when discussing the subject.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 3, 2007

PBS' Think Tank Video Explaining Differences Between Intelligent Design and Creationism

On this episode of ID The Future we are highlighting a second short clip from PBS' Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg that features CSC Director Dr. Stephen Meyer
explaining the differences between intelligent design, evolution and creationsim.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.

January 1, 2007

How To Define Intelligent Design

On this episode of ID The Future CSC director of communications Robert Crowther discusses how to define intelligent design, and why so many mainstream definitions of the theory are incorrect.

play_button.gif Click here to listen.