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Intelligent Design the Future: February 2010 Archives

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February 26, 2010

Atheist Antithesis

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On this episode of ID the Future, CSC's Logan Gage discusses the new atheists' approach to religion as a byproduct of evolution. Citing new research which shows that some religious beliefs and ways of processing are innate and are thus not accumulated by experience, Gage explains why the new atheists' views are unfairly biased against religious beliefs and why they are ultimately self-defeating.

For more information on this topic, visit FaithandEvolution.org.

February 24, 2010

Discovery Institute Announces the 2010 Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design

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This episode of ID the Future features a special announcement from Discovery Institute announcing the 2010 Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design.

Discovery Institute has two intensive summer seminars on intelligent design, science, and culture from July 9-17, 2010 in Seattle. The first seminar is for students in the natural sciences and philosophy of science; the second seminar is for students in the social sciences and humanities (including politics, law, journalism, and theology).

These seminars are designed for highly-motivated college students who seek a deeper understanding of science and its implications for society. The seminar focusing on ID in the natural sciences will explore the scientific issues in greater technical detail and the seminar on ID in the social sciences and humanities will give more in-depth attention to the social impact of science. This year's seminar will feature Michael Behe, Douglas Axe, Stephen Meyer, Jay Richards, and many other leading lights in the intelligent design community.

Discovery Institute will pay expenses for students who are accepted into this special program (travel, lodging, meals, books and other course materials). Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2010, but earlier applications may receive priority consideration. Click here for more information.

February 22, 2010

A Mathematician Dissents From Darwin

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On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Granville Sewell about how he came to be a Darwin skeptic and why a mathematician's view of neo-Darwinian evolution matters. Listen in as Dr. Sewell shares his views and gives advice to students who doubt Darwinism.

Dr. Sewell's new book, In the Beginning: And Other Essays on Intelligent Design, is published by Discovery Institute Press.

Granville Sewell is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas El Paso. He completed his PhD in Mathematics at Purdue University and has worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Purdue University, the University of Texas Center for High Performance Computing (Austin), and Texas A&M University. He also spent one semester teaching at Universidad Nacional de Tucuman in Argentina on a Fullbright Scholarship. Dr. Sewell has written three books on numerical analysis, and is the author of a widely-used finite element computer program.

February 19, 2010

Why Are Students Skeptical of Darwinism?

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Skepticism of Darwinian evolution remains high, with well over half of Americans doubtful that Darwin's theory adequately explains the intricate complexity of the natural world that they see around them. Most Darwinists claim that such skepticism is motivated simply by personal religious beliefs. On this episode of ID the Future, CSC's Casey Luskin shows that, for many students today, the skepticism is based on science.

For more go to www.dissentfromdarwin.com.

February 17, 2010

Mathematician Granville Sewell on Common Design

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On this episode of ID the Future, pro-ID mathematician Granville Sewell explains his views on common design and how the second law of thermodynamics challenges materialism. Listen in as Sewell and Luskin explore an expanse of important topics, such as the origin of human consciousness, scientism, education policy, and the problem of evil.

Dr. Sewell's new book, In the Beginning: And Other Essays on Intelligent Design, is published by Discovery Institute Press.

February 15, 2010

Granville Sewell on Cosmic Origins and Mathematics' Connection to the Sciences

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On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews mathematician Granville Sewell on the multiverse hypothesis, the fine tuning of the laws of physics, and the connections between mathematics and the sciences.

Dr. Sewell's new book, In the Beginning: And Other Essays on Intelligent Design, is published by Discovery Institute Press.

Granville Sewell is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas El Paso. He completed his PhD in Mathematics at Purdue University and has worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Purdue University, the University of Texas Center for High Performance Computing (Austin), and Texas A&M University. He also spent one semester teaching at Universidad Nacional de Tucuman in Argentina on a Fullbright Scholarship. Dr. Sewell has written three books on numerical analysis, and is the author of a widely-used finite element computer program.

February 12, 2010

Special Academic Freedom Day Update on California Science Center Lawsuits

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On this special Academic Freedom Day edition of ID the Future, Casey Luskin provides an update on the ongoing lawsuits filed against California Science Center for First Amendment violations and the illegal cover-up to hide the truth about their censorship of the pro-ID film, Darwin's Dilemma. Listen in to hear the latest, along with the origins of Academic Freedom Day.

February 10, 2010

Academic Freedom Success Stories From 2009

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This episode of ID the Future continues our series of podcasts for Academic Freedom Week, where we take a look back over the academic freedom stories in the media last year and look ahead to the current struggles for academic freedom in the debate over evolution and intelligent design.

Today's interview features ARN Executive Director Dennis Wagner, who discusses with Casey Luskin the recent successes in the battle to protect academic freedom in evolution education, especially in the states of Texas and Louisiana.

Click here for the Top 10 Darwin and Design Media News Stories for 2009.

February 8, 2010

Academic Freedom and the Media: A Look at the Top Media Stories of 2009 With Dennis Wagner

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This episode of ID the Future kicks off a series of podcasts for Academic Freedom Week, where we take a look back over the academic freedom stories in the media last year and look ahead to the current struggles for academic freedom in the debate over evolution and intelligent design.

Leading off is today's interview of ARN Executive Director Dennis Wagner, who discusses with Casey Luskin the expelling of Ben Stein from the University of Vermont, the censorship of Michael Behe's Bloggingheads.tv interview, and the lawsuit against the California Science Center over their cancellation of the pro-ID film, Darwin's Dilemma.

Click here for the Top 10 Darwin and Design Media News Stories for 2009.

February 3, 2010

"A Matter of Dismal Wet Plops": Stephen Meyer Interviews David Berlinski on Darwinism

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This episode of ID the Future features a clip from the recent "Signature in the Cell" event in Tampa, FL, featuring Stephen Meyer, Michael Medved, David Berlinski and Tom Woodward. Listen in as Dr. Meyer interviews Dr. Berlinski about the questions that led him to criticize Darwinism.

February 1, 2010

Deepening Darwin's Dilemma With Jonathan Wells

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This episode of ID the Future features biologist and Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Wells, who explains why Darwin saw the Cambrian explosion as a serious argument against his theory. Darwin countered it by supposing that fossils of the ancestors of Cambrian animals once existed, but were destroyed.

Listen in and learn how the discovery of microscopic and soft-bodied Precambrian fossils makes Darwin's excuse sound hollow.