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Intelligent Design the Future: December 2012 Archives

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December 31, 2012

C.S. Lewis, Reason, and Naturalism: An Interview with Dr. Jay Richards

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze talks with Dr. Jay Richards, a contributor to The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Dr. Richards discusses Lewis' argument that one cannot consistently believe in both the validity of human reason and the truth of naturalism.

For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web.

December 28, 2012

C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 4

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and Dr. John West conclude their conversation on The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. They discuss Lewis' views on the limitations of science and the need for moral restraints; what Lewis meant by "men without chests"; and what kind of call-to-action should come from reading C. S. Lewis.

For more information, visit C. S. Lewis Web.

December 26, 2012

C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 3

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze talks about the new book The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society with the editor of the book, Dr. John West. Boze and Dr. West discuss how some have tried to construe C.S. Lewis' views in order to make them benefit their own, as well as Lewis' views on Darwinism and intelligent design.

For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web.

December 21, 2012

An Immunologist Explains Why the Immune System Isn't an Example of Darwinian Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Donald L. Ewert, a research immunologist/virologist who spent much of his career studying the molecular and cell biology of the immune system, as well as theories about its evolution. Dr. Ewert recently wrote a response at Evolution News & Views to BioLogos' Dr. Kathryn Applegate. Listen in as Dr. Ewert explains how the immune system works and why it's not an example of Darwinian evolution at work.

Read part of Dr. Ewert's continuing response at ENV here.

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 19, 2012

C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 2

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze continues his conversation with Dr. John West, editor of The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Boze and Dr. West discuss Lewis' view of materialist evolution and address claims that Lewis would reject intelligent design arguments in favor of cosmic and biological evolution.

For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web.

December 18, 2012

C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 1

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze speaks with Dr. John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture and editor of the new book The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Dr. West shares his insight on C.S. Lewis' views on science, how he feared science could lead to coercion, and what impact cultural or psychological changes in man's worldview have on the scientific community.

For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web.

December 12, 2012

Echolocation Shakes the "Tree of Life"

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin takes a look at recent papers that challenge the Darwinian concept of a single, coherent "tree of life." As one paper from the journal Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society states, mounting evidence shows that "phylogenetic conflict is common, and frequently the norm rather than the exception." Luskin examines echolocation in bats and whales and asks--does biological similarity imply inheritance from a common ancestor?

December 10, 2012

Theistic Evolution Is Nearly as Problematic as Atheistic Darwinism

In this podcast, Casey Luskin discusses his recent article in Salvo Magazine, "Deity Added: Theistic Evolution Is Nearly as Problematic as Atheistic Darwinism," which explains many scientific problems with the theistic evolution viewpoint. Listen in as Luskin explains what the evidence shows, and notes that "theistic evolutionists make precisely the same scientific arguments that secular, atheistic, Darwinian evolutionists make. Theistic evolutionists essentially baptize materialistic ideas by adding, 'And by the way, God did it this way'--although when pressed they'd admit that you can't empirically detect God's actions in any of it."

For more info on Salvo Magazine, check out www.salvomag.com.

December 7, 2012

Cesare Lombroso and the Rise of Darwinian Criminal Justice

On this episode of ID the Future, John West shares from his book, Darwin Day in America, about Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso and the New School of Criminal Anthropology. Lombroso and his disciples contended that criminal behavior could be explained largely as a throwback to earlier stages of Darwinian evolution. Listen in as West illustrates the consequences of applying Darwin's theory to criminal justice.

December 5, 2012

On the Prospect of Intelligent Design in Montana Public Schools, Let Us Be Clear

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin, CSC program officer in public policy and legal affairs, explains the Discovery Institute's position on the prospect of teaching intelligent design in Montana public schools. As Youngkin emphasizes, Discovery Institute does not support pushing intelligent design into public school curriculum, because this would politicize the debate and prevent ID from gaining a fair hearing in the scientific community.

December 3, 2012

In Indiana, Academic Freedom on the Horizon

On this episode of ID The Future Joshua Youngkin, Center for Science & Culture program officer in public policy and legal affairs, makes the case for academic freedom on evolution and in science class in response to public discussion of possible academic freedom legislation being introduced in Indiana.