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Intelligent Design the Future: December 2013 Archives

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December 30, 2013

Socrates in the City with Eric Metaxas and Stephen Meyer, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, hear the second segment of an engaging discussion between acclaimed author Eric Metaxas and Dr. Stephen Meyer at Socrates in the City in New York. Dr. Meyer discusses backlash to the publication of his book Darwin's Doubt and delves into key points of the positive scientific case for intelligent design, including irreducible complexity and the digital information in our DNA.

Visit www.SocratesintheCity.com to watch the complete interview.

December 27, 2013

David Berlinski: Is Human Nature Improving? Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Berlinski continues his conversation with Casey Luskin as they examine Steven Pinker's claim that humanity is becoming less violent. Listen in as Berlinski and Luskin discuss war trends and crime rates and consider the question: are humans fundamentally good or evil?

December 25, 2013

Socrates in the City with Eric Metaxas and Stephen Meyer, pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, hear the first segment of an engaging discussion between acclaimed author Eric Metaxas and Dr. Stephen Meyer at Socrates in the City in New York. Tune in as Dr. Meyer defines the theory of intelligent design and explains how it is challenging neo-Darwinism.

Visit www.SocratesintheCity.com to watch the complete interview.

December 23, 2013

Beyond the Evidence: Scientism as Religion

On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a few cases of scientism acting as a quasi-religion. For many people, science-- and evolution in particular--gives their lives a sense of meaning, providing an overarching vision of something larger than themselves. These recent pieces of science news illustrate exactly how evolutionary thinking can serve in the role of religious faith as scientific claims are made that go far beyond the evidence.

For more on C.S. Lewis' warnings against scientism, watch the short documentary The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism

December 20, 2013

David Berlinski: Is Human Nature Improving? Pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Senior Fellow Dr. David Berlinski and Casey Luskin discuss Steven Pinker's argument from his recent book The Better Angels of Our Nature that human nature is improving. Tune in to this first segment as Dr. Berlinski examines statistical evidence used in support of Pinker's argument and explains why he has doubts about Pinker's claim that violence is on the decline.

December 18, 2013

Atheist Group Pressures College into Cancelling Intelligent Design Course

On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin sits down with Joshua Youngkin, Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs, to discuss how Amarillo College recently cancelled a non-science, non-credit, intelligent design course after receiving threats from atheist activists. Listen in as Luskin and Youngkin talk about their investigation and give background on the situation.

December 16, 2013

ID Scientist Douglas Axe Responds to His Critics

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Biologic Institute Director Douglas Axe about his response to critics of his peer-reviewed paper in Journal of Molecular Biology. Critics such as Arthur Hunt and Steve Matheson, have argued that Dr. Axe's paper should not be seen as supporting intelligent design. Of course, the author of the paper in question should be trusted to have the best perspective on the subject. Tune in and hear what Dr. Axe has to say as he corrects the misconceptions for us.

December 13, 2013

Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig on the Law of Recurrent Variation, pt. 3

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin finishes his interview with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig on the law of recurrent variation and the problems it poses for Darwinian evolution.

Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.

December 11, 2013

Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig on the Law of Recurrent Variation, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin again sits down with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig to continue their talk on the law of recurrent variation and the problems it poses for Darwinian evolution. In this segment, Dr. Lönnig describes how mutation breeding has largely stopped worldwide, even as belief and faith in accidental mutations as the basis for all life forms is still flourishing.

Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.

December 9, 2013

Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig on the Law of Recurrent Variation, pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig sits down with CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin to discuss a topic that he has published widely on: the law of recurrent variation. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig gives a background of the law of recurrent variation and explains how efforts in mutation breeding have failed to bring about the expected revolution in plant and animal breeding.

Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a recently retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.

December 6, 2013

The Michael Medved Show Weekly Science & Culture Update: Featuring Stephen Meyer on Gravity

On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer appears on the Michael Medved Show to talk about Gravity - both the film and the force. Listen in on a fascinating discussion about this new hit movie, as well as deeper questions concerning our current understanding of how gravity works and academic backlash faced by Sir Isaac Newton. What parallels can be drawn with contemporary arguments against intelligent design?

December 4, 2013

Dr. Stephen Meyer: Why Are We Still Debating Darwin? pt. 2

On this episode of ID The Future, hear more from Dr. Stephen Meyer's recent talk for Socrates in the City in Washington, D.C. Meyer, Director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, explained why we are still debating Darwin and why it matters. Part 2 gives listeners an overview of the topic of Dr. Meyer's most recent book Darwin's Doubt, a follow-up to his 2009 landmark book Signature in the Cell. Tune in now!

December 2, 2013

Dr. Stephen Meyer: Why Are We Still Debating Darwin?

On this episode of ID The Future, hear excerpts from a recent Socrates in the City event in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, answers the question "Why are we still debating Darwin, and why does it matter?" As Socrates once said, "the unexamined life is not worth living." In speaking at a Socrates in the City event, Dr. Meyer joins a host of other thinkers who try to address life's most important questions by encouraging thoughtful discourse and debate. The event was hosted by author Eric Metaxas. Listen now!