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Intelligent Design the Future: June 2012 Archives

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June 27, 2012

Dennis Prager on the Evolutionist's Argument for Coercion

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze interviews celebrated talk show host and author Dennis Prager about his response to the recent claim that man has "evolved to need coercion." Prager observes that today, Darwinian evolutionary theory has replaced Marxism as the new non-moral standard of explanation for human behavior. The evolutionary framework already permeates social thought on phenomena such as love, religion, and altruism; now, Darwinism provides a naturalistic argument for dictatorship. Tune in to hear Prager's warnings against evolution-guided social policy.

June 25, 2012

Intelligent Design in Prometheus

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze discusses the intelligent design undertones in Prometheus that have many critics riled up. Prometheus, the long-awaited prequel to the classic sci-fi horror film Alien, entertains the idea of the creation of life by questioning the origin of complex information. While the film primarily aims to provide horror thrills and rushes of adreneline, Prometheus also raises important philosophical and scientific questions about who we are and why we're here.

Warning: this podcast contains a few spoilers, but nothing you couldn't have gathered from the trailers, clips, and commercials about the film.

June 22, 2012

The Limits to Biological Change: An Interview with Ray Bohlin

On this episode of ID the Future, CSC's Anika Smith interviews CSC Fellow Ray Bohlin. Ray Bohlin earned his Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from the University of Texas at Dallas and is the current Vice President of Vision Outreach at Probe Ministries. During his academic studies, Bohlin developed doubts about evolution that he then explored in his book The Natural Limits to Biological Change, written in 1984. Listen as he explains his skepticism of evolution and offers advice for emerging scientific doubters of Darwin.

June 20, 2012

Dogmatic Materialism in New Science Curriculum

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin takes a look at a new pro-Darwin evolution teaching tool that is being promoted by the National Science Teachers Association. This curriculum, titled Evo: Ten Questions Everyone Should Ask About Evolution, aggressively advocates for materialism, stating that the evolved world is "mindless and has no purpose." Tune in and hear Luskin present the disturbing details of what the NSTA wants students to be taught--and not taught--about Darwinian evolution.

June 18, 2012

The Implications of Thinking Evolutionarily

On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin takes a critical look at Thinking Evolutionarily, a new book by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences that is geared towards helping teachers teach evolution. This book contains typical exaggerations of the importance of Darwinian evolution for an understanding of science, and at the same time maintains that accepting evolutionary theory means recognizing a "fundamental randomness and unpredictability, a lack of grand design." Such a statement is revealing of a fundamental conflict between Darwinian evolution and religion.

June 15, 2012

Book Review - The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design

The Design Revolution by mathematician and philosopher William Dembski is perhaps the best "bang for your buck" treatment on intelligent design. Dembski is a leading design theorist and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute. This popular work serves almost as an "FAQ" on intelligent design. It is ideal for the layperson who would like to understand intelligent design and see how design proponents answer objections from critics.

June 11, 2012

Dr. Ben Carson on Rejecting Darwinian Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze speaks with Dr. Ben Carson, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and Darwin doubter. Dr. Carson was recently invited to deliver the commencement speech at Emory University. Unfortunately, upon uncovering his non-allegiance to Darwinian ideology, 500 faculty members and students alike signed a letter in protest of his welcome. Listen in to hear Dr. Carson discuss this ill treatment and why his acute knowledge of the brain has led him to reject Darwinism.

Dr. Ben Carson is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. An internationally renowned physician, Dr. Carson has authored over 100 neurosurgical publications, along with three best-selling books, and has been awarded 38 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations.

June 8, 2012

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

Editor's Note: Dr. Philip Skell sadly passed away on November 21, 2010 at the age of 91. Casey Luskin wrote an obituary in his honor at Evolution News & Views. In 2007, Dr. Skell had kindly agreed to participate in a series of interviews, which we are pleased to share with IDTF followers once again.

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews National Academy of Sciences member Phillip Skell on his advice for young scientists who may be Darwin-skeptics. Dr. Skell has been outspoken in his stand for academic freedom and against intolerance."

Philip S. Skell was Emeritus Evan Pugh Professor at Pennsylvania State University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Skell was a signer of Discovery Institute's "Dissent from Darwinism" list.

June 6, 2012

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

Editor's Note: Dr. Philip Skell sadly passed away on November 21, 2010 at the age of 91. Casey Luskin wrote an obituary in his honor at Evolution News & Views. In 2007, Dr. Skell had kindly agreed to participate in a series of interviews, which we are pleased to share with IDTF followers once again.

On this episode of ID the Future, National Academy of Sciences member Phillip Skell shares his story of becoming a Darwin-skeptic with Casey Luskin, explaining how his experience in antibiotic research and the questions he posed to his colleagues inspired his 2005 article in The Scientist, "Why Do We Invoke Darwin?: Evolutionary theory contributes little to experimental biology."

Philip S. Skell was Emeritus Evan Pugh Professor at Pennsylvania State University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Skell was a signer of Discovery Institute's "Dissent from Darwinism" list.

June 4, 2012

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

Editor's Note: Dr. Philip Skell sadly passed away on November 21, 2010 at the age of 91. Casey Luskin wrote an obituary in his honor at Evolution News & Views. In 2007, Dr. Skell had kindly agreed to participate in a series of interviews, which we are pleased to share with IDTF followers once again.

In this ID the Future podcast, Casey Luskin interviews Philip S. Skell, former 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 was a signer of Discovery Institute's "Dissent from Darwinism" list, and he was the author of "Why Do We Invoke Darwin?: Evolutionary theory contributes little to experimental biology."