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Intelligent Design the Future: December 2009 Archives

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December 30, 2009

200 Years After Darwin -- What Didn't Darwin Know?

This special video episode of ID the Future celebrates Darwin Day with a look back at the man and his theory by three scientists and scholars who join in the scientific dissent from evolution.

Biologist Jonathan Wells, author and M.D. Geoffrey Simmons, and molecular biologist Douglas Axe shed light on the problems with Darwin's theory as they share what led each of them to their skepticism.

Jonathan Wells first became skeptical of Darwin's mechanism of natural selection, but it was in his studies in embryology that he became skeptical of common ancestry. Dr. Wells takes a historical look at the impact of Darwin's theory and discusses how unnecessary it is for modern science.

Geoffrey Simmons, M.D., explains how he became a Darwin skeptic after looking at the evidence and finding the evidence for evolution lacking.

And Molecular biologist Douglas Axe from Biologic Institute explains the problems genetic mutations pose for Darwin's theory.

Listen in to their stories and appreciate again the scientific evidence against Darwin's theory.

December 28, 2009

Why Consensus Doesn't Count

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Darwinists often point out that Darwin's theory is supported by a majority of scientists and so only the evidence that supports the theory should be presented to students. On this episode of ID The Future, CSC's John West explains that when it comes to setting public policy, dissenting views on science can be critically important and should be encouraged.

December 23, 2009

Scientocracy Rules

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Welcome to the Scientocracy, where unless you fully accede to the consensus view, then your opinion not only doesn't matter, it might even be dangerous. On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin shows how a recent move to redefine scientific literacy from an understanding of science into wholesale capitulation to the "consensus" damages true scientific literacy -- including the right to debate and dissent.

Luskin's article appeared in Salvo Magazine's Winter 2009 issue. For more information on Salvo, visit www.salvomag.com.

December 21, 2009

Information Theory: George Gilder at Bar-Ilan University

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On this episode of ID the Future, we're highlighting Discovery Institute Senior Fellow George Gilder's address to Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Gilder, author of The Israel Test, spoke about the development of technology and its relationship to science. In this excerpt from his speech, Gilder discusses information theory and its implications for biology, Darwinism, and intelligent design.

December 18, 2009

The Design of Life: What the Evidence of Biological Systems Reveals

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On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems with author Dr. William Dembski. Is design in nature just an "illusion," as Richard Dawkins proclaims? Dembski and co-author Dr. Jonathan Wells show the answer is "no." Biologists have and continue to use the assumption of design successfully, precisely because design in biology is not an illusion but real.

December 16, 2009

Has the U.S. Supreme Court Sanctioned Critique of Darwinism?

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In this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses with Kevin Wirth the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Edwards v. Aguillard case and how the Court sanctioned the legality scientific critiques of evolution in public schools. They also discuss some of the dangerous aspects of the Selman v. Cobb County ruling and how it threatens the political rights of millions of Americans. Tune in as Luskin and Wirth critique and discuss these and other court rulings.

December 14, 2009

What Do Court Decisions Say About Teaching Evolution?

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This episode of ID the Future features Casey Luskin interviewed by Kevin Wirth on the key legal cases involving teachers teaching evolution. What does the case law say about teachers' rights and free speech?

Luskin, a lawyer with a science background, published a survey of case law in Hamline University Law Review to help the public understand what the courts have ruled on the topic of teaching origins.

This survey of twenty-one cases investigates the question many teacher, parents, and students ask: what is legal when it comes to teaching evolution? Can public schools teach scientific critiques of evolution? What does Discovery Institute recommend for teaching in schools? Find out by downloading the survey of case law here.

December 11, 2009

Darwinism: The Politically Correct Science

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What makes Darwinism politically correct? This episode of ID the Future features Robert Crowther interviewing CSC senior fellow Dr. Jonathan Wells on his book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design. Dr. Wells explains the peer-pressure involved with Darwin's theory and shares from his studies in 19th century Darwinian controversies and evolutionary development at Yale and UC Berkeley, respectively.

Visit the book's website at www.darwinismandid.com.

December 9, 2009

What's Legal When Teaching Evolution?

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This episode of ID the Future features Casey Luskin interviewed by Kevin Wirth on the key legal cases concerning the teaching of origins. Luskin, a lawyer with a science background, published a survey of case law in Hamline University Law Review to help the public understand what the courts have ruled on the topic of teaching origins.

This survey of twenty-one cases investigates the question many teacher, parents, and students ask: what is legal when it comes to teaching evolution? Can public schools teach scientific critiques of evolution? What does Discovery Institute recommend for teaching in schools? Listen in and learn.

Download the survey of case law here.

December 7, 2009

Intelligent Design Turns 25

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On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Thomas Woodward, who makes the argument that 2009 should be celebrated as the 25th anniversary for intelligent design. Listen in as Dr. Woodward recounts the history of intelligent design and how the movement has changed over the last quarter-century.

Thomas Woodward is the author of Doubts About Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design and Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design.

December 2, 2009

Discovery Institute Sues California Science Center for Suppressing Public Documents Showing Viewpoint Discrimination Against Intelligent Design

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This episode of ID the Future features a special news alert by Casey Luskin. Discovery Institute has filed a lawsuit against the California Science Center for unlawfully refusing to disclose public documents requested by Discovery Institute under the California Public Records Act.

For more information and continuing updates as the story develops, tune into Evolution News & Views.