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Intelligent Design the Future: May 2014 Archives

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May 30, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Featuring Stephen Meyer on the Cambrian Explosion

On this episode of ID the Future, hear Stephen Meyer discuss the themes of his New York Times bestseller Darwin's Doubt on The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward. Dr. Meyer explains the significance of the Cambrian explosion and the fundamental issue of the origin of information, and also talks about new approaches to evolutionary theory in response to the inadequacy of neo-Darwinism.

May 28, 2014

Dr. Robert Marks: Active Information in Metabiology

On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Robert Marks about his paper, "Active Information in Metabiology," that was recently published in Bio-Complexity and critiques the ideas of mathematician Gregory Chaitin. Dr. Marks explains metabiology and the significance of "active information" for intelligent design.

May 23, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Stephen Meyer on Cosmos

On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer is on The Universe Next Door with host Tom Woodward to discuss the errors of commission and omission in Cosmos, as well as two apparent arguments on the show--that science supports a purely materialistic worldview, and that science and religion are at war. Dr. Meyer also talks about the Cambrian explosion and its evidence for intelligent design.

May 21, 2014

Dr. Rob Sheldon: What the BICEP2 Consortium's Discovery Means, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, hear more about the BICEP2 Consortium's discovery from physicist Rob Sheldon. Dr. Sheldon explains his questioning of whether the signal detected by BICEP2 was real, and why he thinks the discovery has only a 1 in 10^60 chance of being correct.

May 19, 2014

Dr. Rob Sheldon: What the BICEP2 Consortium's Discovery Means

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with physicist Rob Sheldon about the BICEP2 Consortium's discovery, which is said to be a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Sheldon explains the BICEP2 discovery and it's impact on questions of cosmic fine-tuning.

May 16, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Stephen Meyer Discusses his Debate with Karl Giberson

On this episode of ID the Future, hear a recent episode of The Universe Next Door in which Stephen Meyer reflects on a debate he had recently with physicist Karl Giberson, a theistic evolutionist and co-founder of the Biologos Foundation. Meyer discusses theistic evolution and whether or not Christians should embrace neo-Darwinism.

May 14, 2014

Professor Pigliucci's Call for Thoughtful Criticism

On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin takes a look at an open letter that Professor Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher and evolutionary biologist, wrote for his "Community of Reason," which he describes as "the broad set encompassing skeptics, atheists and secular humanists." Pigliucci's criticism is that many that claim to be the defenders of reason cling to their own irrational scientific, philosophical, and political beliefs, rather than engaging in dialogue or building critiques out of logic and evidence.

Pigliucci's thoughts on the subject can be read at his blog.

May 12, 2014

Physicist Rob Sheldon on the History of Cosmological Thought, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon talks with Casey Luskin about how there has been a paradigm shift in cosmological thought. Though cosmologists used to believe that the universe existed eternally in a static state, they now see a finite universe that had a beginning. Dr. Sheldon also explores the implications of this shift for theism, materialism, and intelligent design.

May 9, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Featuring Stephen Meyer

On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer is on The Universe Next Door to discuss Thomas Nagel's controversial book Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, a leading philosopher of science and a self-described agnostic, tells in his book how he has become disenchanted with the materialist worldview, and how science today leaves fundamental questions unanswered--such as the nature of mind and consciousness. Meyer also discusses the origin of animal body plans and the inference to design.

May 7, 2014

Physicist Rob Sheldon on the History of Cosmological Thought

On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon is on the show to talk about the history of cosmological thought, and how we've gone from believing in an infinite universe to believing in the Big Bang and a universe with a beginning. Dr. Sheldon explains the views of the ancient Greeks and early evidence against a static universe, and takes a look at the contributions of LemaƮtre, a physicist and Belgian monk.

May 5, 2014

Scientific Reasons to Reject an Atheistic Worldview: Exploring TrueU with Mike Keas

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews CSC senior fellow Dr. Mike Keas, author and expert on science pedagogy. Dr. Keas discusses True U, a worldview curriculum aimed at high school and college students. Dr. Keas contributes to the teaching resources and blog at TrueU.org. Listen in as they talk about the impact of the New Atheists and how scientifically-based arguments such as intelligent design have religious implications.

True U is an extraordinary new resource to help students understand what they think about the world and the big questions of life. For more information and free resources, visit the website at www.TrueU.org.

May 2, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Michael Flannery on Alfred Russel Wallace

On this episode of ID the Future, hear a talk between Professor Michael Flannery and Dr. Tom Woodward on the radio program The Universe Next Door on one of the most important, and often overlooked, figures in the history of evolutionary theory: Alfred Russel Wallace. In the late 19th century, the theory of evolution was usually referred to as 'the Darwin and Wallace theory,' but today, Wallace's views are best seen as a precursor to the modern intelligent design theory. Listen in as Prof. Flannery tells Wallace's story.