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Intelligent Design the Future: August 2013 Archives

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August 30, 2013

Why Do Some Scientists Oppose Intelligent Design?

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin explains that most of the objections to intelligent design rest on false caricatures and misunderstandings of the theory. Is ID just a negative argument against evolution? Does ID necessarily appeal to a God-of-the-Gaps? Is ID an attempt to disguise theology as science? Listen as Casey addresses these questions and shows how ID is a positive and scientific argument that infers the best explanation: intelligent design.

August 28, 2013

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

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.

August 26, 2013

A Scientist Speaks: Dr. Donald L. Ewert

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.

August 23, 2013

Serendipity and Exaptation: Circular Arguments for Darwinian Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and guest Dr. Cornelius Hunter talk about the issue of serendipity and what it means for the modern theory of evolution. Dr. Hunter discusses how Darwinian evolutionists have relied heavily on serendipity and exaptation -- or, as Dr. Hunter calls it, "sheer dumb luck" -- to explain complex features in biology and prop up their theory.

Cornelius Hunter holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology and is an Adjunct Professor at Biola University, as well as a CSC Fellow. Dr. Hunter writes at darwins-god.blogspot.com.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Stephen Meyer on the Lars Larson Show

On this episode of ID the Future, hear a recent interview with CSC Director Dr. Stephen Meyer on the Lars Larson Show. Dr. Meyer discusses the shirking of academic freedom by Ball State University, the widespread evidence for intelligence in life, and what Darwin didn't know when he developed his theory.

For more information, visit DarwinsDoubt.com

August 14, 2013

Bioethicist Wesley J. Smith Dissects the "Anti-Science" Label

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with bioethicist Wesley J. Smith about a recent article he wrote at First Things. In this article, Smith responds to an accusation that he is "anti-science" for suggesting that science should have ethical boundaries. Listen in as Luskin and Smith discuss how the "anti-science" label, along with similar terms, is often used to try and suppress dialogue and protect scientific orthodoxy.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Daniel Shechtman: The Nobel Prize Winner Who Dared to Question the Consensus

On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze examines the plight of Dr. Daniel Shechtman, recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry who once suffered much rejection and ridicule for threatening the consensus of the scientific establishment. Listen in and consider the parallels between Shechtman's once-heretical science and the modern-day rejection and scorn of the ID movement.

August 9, 2013

Steve Meyer Discusses TrueU, a Science & Faith Curriculum for College-Bound Students

On this episode of ID The Future, Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, discusses TrueU, a DVD project that helps equip students for the big questions on science and faith they're likely to face in college. Meyer talks about the historical relationship between science and faith, the new atheists, and the importance of equipping students with evidence and arguments on both sides of important questions.

Visit TrueU.org for ordering information.

August 7, 2013

Peer-Review: Ensuring Quality or Enforcing Orthodoxy?

Is the only good science peer-reviewed science? Are there other avenues to present important scientific work? On this episode of ID The Future, Professor of Mathematics Dr. Frank Tipler discusses the pros and cons of peer review and refereed journals. More than fifty peer-reviewed papers discussing intelligent design have been published, but critics of the theory still proclaim a lack of peer-reviewed work as an argument. Listen in as Tipler shows how things have changed with the peer review process and what we can do about it.

August 5, 2013

Part 3: Dr. Cornelius Hunter on ENCODE and "Junk" DNA

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin finishes up his conversation with Dr. Cornelius Hunter as they discuss how Darwinists are responding to the challenge of how new traits emerge -- a question that has long puzzled evolutionary biologists. Listen in!

Cornelius Hunter holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology and is an Adjunct Professor at Biola University, as well as a CSC Fellow. Dr. Hunter writes at darwins-god.blogspot.com.