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Intelligent Design the Future: July 2014 Archives

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July 30, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Responding to Criticisms of Darwin's Doubt, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer continues to discuss the new epilogue in Darwin's Doubt that addresses criticisms of the book. Meyer addresses paleontologist Charles Marshall's critical review of Darwin's Doubt, and explains why materialistic processes don't account for the huge infusion of new information in the Cambrian explosion.

July 28, 2014

Pro-ID Paper Examines Irreducible Complexity of Birds in Flight

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin reports on a 2009 peer-reviewed paper arguing for the irreducible complexity of two systems vital to bird flight -- feathers and the avian respiratory system. The author, Leeds University professor Andy McIntosh, challenges his critics to consider the design hypothesis as a valid scientific assumption "borne out by the evidence itself."

July 25, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Responding to Criticisms of Darwin's Doubt

On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer is on The Universe Next Door, talking with host Tom Woodward about criticisms of his latest book, Darwin's Doubt--now released in paperback with a new epilogue in which Dr. Meyer responds to his critics. Meyer discusses the criticisms of his thesis based from cladistics, as well as other critiques "straw men" critiques. Listen in!

July 23, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Jonathan Wells on the Icons of Evolution, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, hear the second part of Tom Woodward's interview with biologist Jonathan Wells on The Universe Next Door. Dr. Wells continues to explain the icons of evolution and why much of what we hear about evolution is wrong. Listen in as they discuss Darwin's finches, four-winged fruit flies, humans with tails, and more.

July 21, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Jonathan Wells on the Icons of Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Jonathan Wells is on the Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward to talk about his popular book "Icons of Evolution." Dr. Wells discusses how Darwinism has failed to explain how the basic building blocks of life could have arisen by purely materialistic methods--and why this is only the beginning of the theory's problems. He also explains a recent study of his, published in BIO-Complexity, that finds that embryo development requires ontogenetic information that can't arise by neo-Darwinian mechanisms.

July 18, 2014

'When Athens Met Jerusalem' With John Mark Reynolds

On this episode of ID the Future Logan Gage interviews CSC Fellow John Mark Reynolds, author of the book When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought.

Listen in as Dr. Reynolds explains the role that classical and Christian thought played in the development of modern science and examines some of the design thinking of ancient philosophers.

July 16, 2014

The Michael Medved Show: Stephen Meyer Debates Michael Shermer

On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer debates Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, on the question: Should scientists be skeptical about Darwinian evolution? The debate extends into the topics of whether we should allow criticism of evolution in the classroom; the extinction of Neanderthals, and their differences from humans; and the controversy over global warming.

July 14, 2014

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Kinesin, the Workhorse of the Cell

On this episode of ID the Future, hear a discussion about a video recently released by Discovery Institute--The Workhouse of the Cell: Kinesin--that reveals the awe-inspiring inner workings of the cell. Kinesins are motorized transport machines that move cellular materials to their correct locations in the cell so they can perform their functions. Kinesins have two feet, or "globular heads," that literally walk, one foot over another. Known as the "workhorses of the cell," kinesins can carry cargo many times their own size. Watch the video at YouTube.

July 11, 2014

The Making of a Scientific Mind: Dr. Dominic Halsmer

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Dominic Halsmer, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University, shares how he became fascinated by science and engineering. Great pedagogy involves making education fun, a principle he learned at a young age. Listen to his stories of scientific experiments (and mishaps) in his family and how he came to understand intelligent design as a scientific enterprise.

July 9, 2014

Michael Behe: The Limit in the Evolution of Proteins

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Michael Behe to talk about a recent study that strongly confirms that severe problems face even relatively minor Darwinian evolution of proteins. Listen in as Dr. Behe discusses how just this one detail of life is beyond the abilities of Darwinian evolution, in ways that even skeptics of the theory didn't consider potentially problematic.

July 7, 2014

Reviewing Cosmos: Evidence or Evangelism?

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his review of the TV series Cosmos. Listen in as Luskin discusses how Cosmos approaches the topic of evolution, and how the show, while admitting the past mistakes of science, ignores the controversies and debates of the day.

July 2, 2014

State-Run Museum Helps Atheist Groups Attack Religion, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin continues his discussion with New Mexico resident Mike Edenbum about the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science's alleged cover-up of their co-sponsoring of religion-bashing events. Edenbum discusses how the museum tried to remove evidence of co-sponsorship after his letter of concern, and what he hopes to see at future NMNHS events.

What You Can Do:

Concerned New Mexico residents will be meeting with museum staff on Wednesday, July 2, to express worries about this situation and demand that the museum avoid viewpoint discrimination and endorsement of atheism in future Darwin Day events. You can assist their efforts by contacting the museum and making your voice heard promptly:

- Get in touch with Charles Walter, Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, via e-mail at Charles.Walter@state.nm.us.

- Call customer service at the museum at 505-841-2869.