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The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.

The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.

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The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.

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English


Episodes

Darwin in Kindergarten: Brought to You by the National Science Foundation

4/9/2021
On this ID the Future from the vault, Sarah Chaffee describes taxpayer-funded research exploring the most effective ways to pre-condition young minds to accept neo-Darwinism. The National Science Foundation awarded Boston University a grant of just under $1.5 million for their project, “Evolving Minds in Early Elementary School: Foundations for a Learning Sequence on Natural Selection Using Stories.” Listen in. Source

Duration:00:09:28

Michael Medved and Stephen Meyer on the Return of the God Hypothesis

4/7/2021
Today’s ID the Future features, by permission, a recent conversation between radio show host Michael Medved and philosopher of science Stephen Meyer as they discuss Meyer’s new book, Return of the God Hypothesis. Listen in as Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, provides a swift flyover of 500 years of scientific history, in which he traces the rise, fall, and rise again of a paradigm Meyer refers to as “the God hypothesis.” To learn more about Meyer’s new...

Duration:00:16:23

Origin of Life’s Purple Unicorn: Protocells

4/5/2021
On today’s ID the Future, host Eric Anderson sits down with Rob Stadler, co-author with Change Tan of The Stairway To Life: An Origin-Of-Life Reality Check. The topic of discussion–protocells. Stadler notes that the simplest existing single-celled organisms are far too sophisticated to have emerged through a blind process of prebiotic evolution. He further notes that this is widely acknowledged in the origin-of-life community, but those committed to a purely materialistic origin of the first...

Duration:00:31:35

Outnumbered: Stephen Meyer Debates a Chemist and a Biologist

4/1/2021
Stephen Meyer’s new book, Return of the God Hypothesis, is now in bookstores — online and in stores. To celebrate, IDTF is pleased to offer this classic Dr. Meyer debate. Darwinists are often reluctant to debate advocates of intelligent design, but here are two who deserve a tip of the hat. Keith Pannell is a chemist at the University of Texas-El Paso who hosts Science Studio, a program on the NPR station there. He invited Meyer on to talk about the science of ID. Pannell is an ID critic, so...

Duration:00:27:55

Our Finely Tuned Planet Suggests More than Dumb Luck

3/29/2021
Today’s ID the Future spotlights Canceled Science: What Some Atheists Don’t Want You to See with a focus on the book’s look at our privileged planet Earth, and how its location in the galaxy and solar system, as well as various unusual features, makes it strikingly fit for life. Is it just “dumb luck,” as one scientist put it? Host Eric Anderson continues his multi-part conversation with the book’s author, Biola physics professor Eric Hedin, who suggests that “dumb luck” is more of a cop-out...

Duration:00:27:00

Physicist John Bloom: Cosmic Design and the Big Bang

3/26/2021
In celebration of Return of the God Hypothesis, ID the Future is pleased to feature this classic episode with physicist John Bloom, a CSC Fellow and professor at Biola University. Here he explains some of the exciting evidence of design from physics and cosmology, evidence unknown a century ago. If this subject intrigues you, take a look at the new book from philosopher of science and bestselling author Stephen Meyer—Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the...

Duration:00:33:55

Gregory Chaitin Talks Gödel, Incompleteness … and Children

3/24/2021
In today’s ID the Future, we’re pleased to feature a cross-post from our sister site, Mind Matters. Here host Robert J. Marks begins a conversation with trailblazing mathematician and computer scientist Gregory Chaitin. The two discuss Chaitin’s beginnings in computer science, his growing up in the 1960s a stone’s throw from Central Park, his thoughts on historic scientists in his field such as Leonard Euler and Kurt Gödel, and the story of Chaitin’s cold calling the famed German-Austrian...

Duration:00:22:57

Physicist Eric Hedin: Cosmology Points to Cosmic Design

3/22/2021
On this ID the Future host Eric Anderson continues his conversation with physicist and Canceled Science author Eric Hedin. Here Hedin argues that the dogmatic rule that natural science should only ever invoke natural causes has at its heart a logical problem. He and Anderson also review some startling cases of fine-tuning for life and why a “theory of everything” would not solve the fine-tuning problem for atheists but merely move it back to the theory of everything itself. Also in today’s...

Duration:00:31:43

Stephen Meyer and Michael Shermer Debate Intelligent Design

3/19/2021
To celebrate Stephen Meyer’s new book, The Return of the God Hypothesis, ID the Future is pleased to feature a classic episode, a short debate between Meyer and Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, on Lee Strobel’s “Faith Under Fire” program. Meyer argues for intelligent design and Shermer against it. What can we learn when we balance the facts and arguments on both sides? Tune in to find out. Meyer, a philosopher of science and the director of Discovery Institute’s...

Duration:00:12:24

James Tour: Primordial Soup Bluffing Goes Right to the Top

3/17/2021
Today’s ID the Future features another installment in James Tour’s hard-hitting and evidence-based YouTube series on abiogenesis. Here Dr. Tour, a world-leading synthetic organic chemist at Rice University, describes the early Earth primordial soup concept for the origin of first life (OOL) and shows why it’s simplistic, bogus, and doesn’t represent the current science on the issue. He also reviews survey data showing just how misinformed the public is about how far scientists have gotten in...

Duration:00:16:07

Eric Hedin, Canceled Science, and the Limits of Science

3/15/2021
On today’s ID the Future, Canceled Science author and physicist Eric Hedin sits down with host Eric Anderson to discuss what does and doesn’t constitute science, what nature can and can’t accomplish, and the use and abuse of consensus claims in determining scientific truth. It’s all material explored in Hedin’s new book, Canceled Science: What Some Atheists Don’t Want You to See, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers. Source

Duration:00:28:54

Stephen Meyer and J.P. Moreland Take on Theistic Evolution and Materialism

3/12/2021
In this classic ID the Future, philosophers J.P. Moreland and Stephen Meyer speak before a live audience, highlighting contradictions at the heart of theistic evolution. They also answer logical challenges directed back at intelligent design theory and highlight crucial problems with thinking that science thrives best on its own, apart from strong support from both philosophy and theology. The live event spotlights a major Crossway book, Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and...

Duration:00:14:06

James Tour–A Flyover of the Challenges Facing Abiogenesis

3/10/2021
Today’s ID the Future features the next in a YouTube video series by Dr. James Tour on the origin-of-life problem. Here Tour, a distinguished synthetic organic chemist, lists the characteristics of life and describes some features of the early Earth where life first appeared. Then he provides a fast flyover of the many grave problems of blindly evolving the first living cell from prebiotic materials. Source

Duration:01:12:08

Evolution & ID in a Nutshell–Going Strong One Year On

3/8/2021
Today’s ID the Future moves regular host Eric Anderson into the guest slot to talk with host Andrew McDiarmid about the success of the 2020 Discovery Institute Press book Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell. McDiarmid and Anderson discuss both the praise and criticism the book has received, what it covers, and how it actually breaks some new ground even while mainly being intended as a highly accessible introduction to ID arguments from prominent design theorists such as Stephen...

Duration:00:16:25

Another “Junk DNA” Icon Bites the Dust

3/5/2021
On this ID The Future from the vault, Casey Luskin examines a 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. Biologist Kenneth Miller argued in court that its appearance in multiple...

Duration:00:08:29

Physicist Eric Hedin Discusses His New ID Book, Canceled Science

3/3/2021
Today’s ID the Future spotlights Canceled Science: What Some Atheists Don’t Want You to See. Host Robert Crowther and author Eric Hedin begin by revisiting the atheist attack on Professor Hedin and his Ball State University course, the Boundaries of Science. The course was an interdisciplinary honors course exposing students to some basic astrophysics and cosmology, as well as to some of the big questions raised by such discoveries as the Big Bang and the fine-tuning of the laws and...

Duration:00:17:45

A James Tour Course on Abiogenesis: Prologue

3/1/2021
Today’s ID the Future features audio of the first in a series of YouTube videos by Dr. James Tour on the origin-of-life problem. Here Tour, a renowned synthetic organic chemist and professor at Rice University, explains why he is addressing the origin-of-life issue, also known as abiogenesis, and touches on some common misconceptions about the field. He says the organizing impetus for the series is a YouTube video by Dave Farina, “Elucidating the Agenda of James Tour: A Defense of...

Duration:00:32:01

Jay Richards Talks Paley, Hume, and Natural Theology

2/26/2021
In this classic ID The Future, CSC’s Logan Gage interviews philosopher Jay Richards about William Paley, David Hume, and contemporary arguments for intelligent design. Richards begins with a description of William Paley’s 1802 book Natural Theology, in which the author infers from the natural world that there must be some intelligent agent (God) responsible for its design. This includes Paley’s famous watch analogy, which Richards also summarizes. Richards then addresses David Hume’s...

Duration:00:11:18

Rhetorical Advice for Opponents of Intelligent Design

2/24/2021
On this ID the Future author and blogger Tom Gilson offers advice to ID opponents on how to improve their persuasive strategy. Getting ID theory right instead of criticizing a made-up straw man would be a good start, he says. He then offers several additional suggestions, all of which have the incidental effect of highlighting the many suspect rhetorical strategies commonly employed by prominent opponents of ID. Gilson is the author of six books on faith, culture, and philosophy, and has a...

Duration:00:13:38

Botany Journal Revisits Darwin’s “Abominable Mystery”

2/22/2021
On today’s ID the Future, German paleontologist Günter Bechly unpacks what Charles Darwin referred to as an “abominable mystery,” the sudden appearance in the fossil record of a certain group of flowering plants. It was a mystery to Darwin because according to his theory, there should have been a long succession of precursors gradually evolving toward the flowering plants of the Cretaceous. Bechly and host Eric Anderson focus their conversation around a recent paper by Richard Buggs in the...

Duration:00:21:12