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Intelligent Design the Future: November 2012 Archives

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November 30, 2012

The Mystery of Life's Origin: An Interview with Dr. Charles Thaxton, Part One

This episode of ID the Future features part one of an interview by Casey Luskin with CSC Fellow Charles Thaxton, co-author of The Mystery of Life's Origin (1984), a foundational work for the intelligent design movement.

Listen in as Dr. Thaxton takes us back to the first stirrings of the modern intelligent design movement and discusses the chemical challenge to naturalistic origin of life theories.

Charles Thaxton is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Scientific Affiliation and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemistry.

November 28, 2012

Evolution in the Classroom: Part 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his talk with Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who recently signed up to take an online college-level course on evolution. Dr. Hunter discusses the dogmatic arguments for Darwinian evolution that he encountered and his experience dialoguing with fellow students.

November 26, 2012

Evolution in the Classroom: Part 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with CSC Fellow Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who recently signed up to take a free online course at Coursera titled "Introduction to Genetics and Evolution," taught by Duke University professor Mohamed Noor. Tune in as Dr. Hunter shares about his experience & discusses the misrepresentations and fallacies that are presented in the typical undergraduate evolutionary biology course.

November 21, 2012

Is ID Creationism? William Dembski Answers Top Three Objections to ID

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues an interview with leading intelligent design theorist and CSC Senior Fellow William Dembski. Together, Dembski and Luskin address the three most common objections to design: that it is improper to infer design based on unlikely probabilities, that dysfunctional or suboptimal biological structures disprove that they were designed, and that intelligent design is nothing more than repacked creationism.

Touching on such topics like pattern detection, design constraints, philosopher Immanuel Kant, and theology, Dembski shows that there are logical and reasonable answers to these objections and that intelligent design is a useful and scientific theory.

November 19, 2012

C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview with The Magician's Twin Director Dr. John West

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from Dr. John West, director of the new documentary The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism, now available to watch for free at YouTube. Dr. West discusses the inspiration behind the film's title and gives examples of how C.S. Lewis's warnings have proved to be prophetic of society today.

Also be sure to download a free chapter of the book The Magician's Twin, edited by Dr. John West.

November 16, 2012

Intelligent Design Doesn't Go There: Opposing Views, Part 4

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin makes the case that intelligent design has scientific merit because it is does not try to address religious questions about the supernatural. ID limits its claims to what can be scientifically inferred from the empirical domain, setting it apart from creationism. Listen in as Luskin shows how ID is a legitimate scientific alternative to neo-Darwinism that has key differences from creationism.

This podcast is taken from a series of articles published at OpposingViews.com and can be read here.

November 14, 2012

Thomas Nagel and the Limitations of Scientific Materialism

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin gives his review of Thomas Nagel's new book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, a distinguished philosopher at NYU and an atheist, suggests that our world isn't as scientifically knowable as many perceive it to be. Tune in as Youngkin discusses Nagel's thoughts on why scientific materialism offers only a partial picture of the world.

November 9, 2012

Intelligent Design's Implications Don't Discredit Its Scientific Merit: Opposing Views, Part 3

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin explains why any philosophical implications of intelligent design, or any religious motives, beliefs, and affiliations of ID proponents, do not disqualify ID from having scientific merit.

This podcast is taken from a series of articles published at OpposingViews.com and can be read here.

November 7, 2012

Intelligent Design's Scientific Merit in Paleontology: Opposing Views, Part 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin explores intelligent design's scientific merit in paleontology. While many of our listeners may be familiar with the evidence for ID in biology, the fossil record shows us that there's a strong argument for intelligent design worth examining in paleontology, as well. Listen in to learn more.

This podcast is taken from a series of articles published at OpposingViews.com and can be read here.

November 5, 2012

The Scientific Merit of Intelligent Design: Opposing Views, Part 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin explains the scientific merit of intelligent design. Is ID testable? How do pro-ID biologists apply intelligent design to biology? What does it mean that ID is an historical science? Listen in and hear the enumerated reasons why ID is science.

This podcast is taken from a series of articles published at OpposingViews.com and can be read here.

November 2, 2012

Evolution's Glass Ceiling

On this episode of ID the Future, acclaimed author and Discovery Institute senior fellow David Klinghoffer takes a look at the academic freedom -- or lack thereof -- for scientists who support intelligent design, scientists who are forced to don disguises and go underground in order to protect their careers.

This podcast is based on Mr. Klinghoffer's commentary in Townhall Magazine, "Evolution's Glass Ceiling."