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Intelligent Design the Future: June 2013 Archives

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June 28, 2013

The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Jay Richards on Academic Freedom

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Jay Richards appears on the Michael Medved Show to discuss the meaning of academic freedom and the importance of teaching both sides of debated issues. Listen in as Richards and Medved look at intimidation in academia and the current efforts to censor Professor Eric Hedin at Ball State University.

URGENT: Please consider signing our petition to defend the academic freedom of Professor Eric Hedin. To sign, visit www.academicfreedompetition.com.

June 26, 2013

Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his talk with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, a retired biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig discusses the origin and biology of carnivorous plants, and how evolutionary theory offers no clear explanation for the unique features of these plants.

June 24, 2013

The Academic Freedom Case of John Freshwater

On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Joshua Youngkin and attorney Rita Dunaway of The Rutherford Institute discuss the academic freedom case of John Freshwater, an Ohio middle school science teacher of 24 years. Freshwater was fired after it was revealed that he was teaching both the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution in his classroom.

June 21, 2013

The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Stephen Meyer on Darwin's Doubt

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On this episode of ID the Future, the Michael Medved Show welcomes Dr. Stephen Meyer to talk about his new bestselling book, Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design. Listen in as Meyer and Medved discuss the mysteries of the Cambrian explosion and why this phenomenon continues to stump Darwinian evolutionists.

June 19, 2013

Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants, Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig to talk about Dr. Lönnig's direct area of specialty: carnivorous plants. Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.

June 17, 2013

The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Dr. Paul Nelson

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Paul Nelson joins Michael Medved to talk about some of the most fantastic creatures of spring--butterflies and birds--and the argument they present for intelligent design. To further explore the evidence for design from butterflies and birds, see the documentaries Metamorphosis: the Beauty and Design of Butterflies, and Flight: The Genius of Birds.

June 14, 2013

Intelligent Design and Superman: Lessons from the New Movie "Man of Steel"

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Jonathan Wells discuss the connections to intelligent design in the new movie Man of Steel. While the story of Superman may be fantasy, it centers on real scientific matters such as genetic manipulation and information storage inside the cell.

June 12, 2013

What Was Darwin's Doubt?

What was the biggest doubt Charles Darwin had about his own theory of evolution? Stephen Meyer explains the basis for his new book Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the case for Intelligent Design available in bookstores everywhere June 18. For more information on the book and to order your copy visit www.darwinsdoubt.com.

June 11, 2013

Another Icon of the "Junk DNA" Argument Bites the Dust

On this episode of ID The Future CSC Research Director Casey Luskin examines a recent paper in Genome Biology and Evolution which argues that the famous beta-globin pseudogene is functional. Why is this pseudogene famous? Well, it's been Exhibit A -- literally, offered as evidence in a court case -- for critics of intelligent design who argue that our genome is full of useless, functionless junk, and therefore can't be a product of design. In light of this new evidence for the functionality of the beta-globin pseudogene, it seems that this so-called Exhibit A, collapses.


June 7, 2013

The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Casey Luskin & Zack Kopplin

On this episode of ID the Future, the Medved Show hosts the CSC's Casey Luskin and student Zack Kopplin, a leading activist in the effort to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act. Luskin and Kopplin debate the implications of the Louisiana law for science education standards and whether or not the law promotes the teaching of creationism.

June 5, 2013

An Interview with the Authors of "Discovering Intelligent Design," Part 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his interview with Hallie and Gary Kemper. Join the authors of Discovering Intelligent Design as they recall how they all came together to develop this new intelligent design curriculum.

June 3, 2013

An Interview with the Authors of "Discovering Intelligent Design," Part 1

On this episode of ID the Future, hear from the co-authors of the new intelligent design curriculum Discovering Intelligent Design. Listen in as Gary Kemper, Hallie Kemper, and Casey Luskin come together to talk about their experience developing the curriculum.