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Intelligent Design the Future: December 2010 Archives

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December 31, 2010

Peer-Reviewed Paper Argues for an Engineered Universe

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On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Dominic Halsmer, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University, discusses his recent peer-reviewed paper, "The Coherence Of An Engineered World," published in the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics. Listen in as Dr. Halsmer explains to Casey Luskin why the universe is bio-friendly and the signs of engineering he sees in Nature.

December 27, 2010

The Making of a Scientific Mind: Dr. Dominic Halsmer

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On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Dominic Halsmer, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University, shares how he became fascinated by science and engineering. Great pedagogy involves making education fun, a principle he learned at a young age. Listen to his stories of scientific experiments (and mishaps) in his family and how he came to understand intelligent design as a scientific enterprise.

December 23, 2010

Michael Behe: Challenging Darwin, One Peer-Reviewed Paper at a Time

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On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Michael Behe on his new peer-reviewed scientific paper in Quarterly Review of Biology. Dr. Behe explains why most examples of evolution in bacteria and viruses entail loss or modification of function rather than gain of a new function at the molecular level. In Behe's view, this could pose a challenge to Darwinian explanations of molecular evolution.

December 20, 2010

"A Masterful Feat of Courtroom Deception": Immunologist Donald Ewert on Dover

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On this episode of ID the Future, research immunologist and virologist Dr. Donald L. Ewert gives his take on the discussion of the evolution of the immune system that happened five years ago today in Dover, Pennsylvania. Was Michael Behe correct to argue in the Kitzmiller case that there isn't a Darwinian explanation for the origin of the immune system? Listen in and find out.

December 17, 2010

The Church of Science: Losing Our Religion?

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On this episode of ID the Future, Discovery Institute senior fellow David Klinghoffer examines the ways the Church of Science is losing its congregants -- and why that points to hope for shifting paradigms and the retreat of materialist dogmatism.

December 13, 2010

A True Skeptic Is an Informed Skeptic: Dr. Donald L. Ewert on Why He Doubts Darwin

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On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Donald L. Ewert, an original signer of the Scientific Dissent From Darwinism, explains how he became interested in the debate over 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.

December 8, 2010

Michael Behe on the Impact of Icons of Evolution

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On this special video episode of ID the Future, Michael Behe talks about the impact of Jonathan Well's Icons of Evolution.

December 6, 2010

A Scientist Speaks: Dr. Donald L. Ewert

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On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Donald L. Ewert shares with Casey Luskin about his work at the Wistar Institute and the curious and questioning mind that led him into scientific research, where he discovered how science and philosophy are intertwined.

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.

December 3, 2010

Interview with National Academy of Sciences Member Philip Skell, Part One

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In memory of Dr. Philip Skell, ID the Future is rebroadcasting a series of interviews with him.

In this ID the Future podcast, Casey Luskin interviews Philip S. Skell, Emeritus Evan Pugh Professor at Pennsylvania State University and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Skell discusses his research, which has included work on reactive intermediates in chemistry, free-atom reactions, and reactions of free carbonium ions.

Dr. Skell is a signer of Discovery Institute's "Dissent from Darwinism" list, and he is the author of "Why Do We Invoke Darwin?: Evolutionary theory contributes little to experimental biology."

December 1, 2010

Celebrating 10 Years of Icons: Jonathan Wells Updates Darwin's Tree of Life

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On this special video episode of ID the Future, Jonathan Wells revisits Darwin's Tree of Life, one of the "icons of evolution" ten years after the publication of his now-classic book.