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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, weekly 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, weekly 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, weekly 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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Episodes

Evolution in the Classroom: Part Two

1/18/2019
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On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, hear more from Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who signed up to take an online college-level course on evolution. Dr. Hunter discusses the dogmatic arguments for Darwinian evolution that he encountered and his experience dialoguing with fellow students.

Duration:00:12:06

New Book Unbelievable: No Bill Nye, a Big Cosmos Isn’t a Problem for Religion

1/16/2019
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On this episode of ID the Future host Andrew McDiarmid continues his series with science historian Michael Keas about Mike’s new work from ISI Books, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. Here they focus on the myth that a vast cosmos renders humanity insignificant, and in the process, discredits the Judeo-Christian worldview. As Keas notes, science popularizer Bill Nye recently dusted off this old saw, but the Old Testament itself, in the Psalms,...

Duration:00:13:35

Stephen Meyer Teases the Dallas Conference on Science and Faith

1/14/2019
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On this episode of ID the Future, Kirby Anderson, host of the nationally syndicated Point of View radio show, interviews New York Times bestselling author Stephen Meyer about the Dallas Conference on Science and Faith, featuring Meyer, Eric Metaxas, Jay Richards, and renowned synthetic organic chemist James Tour of Rice University. Learn more about the Jan. 18-19 conference here (https://www.discovery.org/e/5848).

Duration:00:20:25

Evolution in the Classroom: Part 1

1/11/2019
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On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, hear from CSC Fellow Dr. Cornelius Hunter, who signed up to take a free online course at Coursera titled “Introduction to Genetics and Evolution,” taught by Duke University professor Mohamed Noor. Tune in as Dr. Hunter shares about his experience & discusses the misrepresentations and fallacies that are presented in the typical undergraduate evolutionary biology course.

Duration:00:11:29

New Book Debunks Atheist Myths about the History of Faith and Science

1/9/2019
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On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid talks with science historian Michael Keas about Keas’ revealing new work from ISI Books, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. “Scientists do love a good story,” says Keas. “Turns out there are plenty of stories we shouldn’t believe, myths about science and Christianity supposedly at war with each other.” He also discusses a future-oriented ET myth that functions as a substitute for traditional...

Duration:00:21:27

Rabbi Moshe Averick Takes on Stephen Hawking’s Nonsense of a High Order

1/7/2019
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On this episode of ID the Future, Ira Berkowitz interviews Rabbi Moshe Averick, author of Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused World of Modern Atheism, about Stephen Hawking’s comments on God and religion in Hawking’s posthumously published Brief Answers to the Big Questions. Averick describes the work as “superficial,” “convenient” and marked by “a glaring lack of profundity.” Or as the rabbi puts it, “If he did physics that way his university would have fired him.” Listen in to hear...

Duration:00:18:28

C.S. Lewis, Reason, and Naturalism: An Interview with Dr. Jay Richards

1/4/2019
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On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze talks with Dr. Jay Richards, a contributor to The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Dr. Richards discusses Lewis’ argument that one cannot consistently believe in both the validity of human reason and the truth of naturalism.

Duration:00:11:28

The ID Underground and Related Reflections

1/2/2019
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On this episode of ID the Future, host Sarah Chaffee talks with Center for Science and Culture Research Coordinator Brian Miller about the growing ID underground, based on his recent Evolution News article on the subject. As many as one-quarter of Harvard post-docs in relevant fields privately express sympathy for ID. More and more scientists who don’t agree with ID are at least standing up against common “sound-bite” misrepresentations. Compared to other major paradigm shifts in science...

Duration:00:15:02

C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 4

12/28/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, David Boze and Dr. John West conclude their conversation on The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. They discuss Lewis’ views on the limitations of science and the need for moral restraints; what Lewis meant by “men without chests”; and what kind of call-to-action should come from reading C. S. Lewis. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

Duration:00:10:02

Nancy Pearcey on Darwin and Huxley: Philosophy, Not Evidence, Drove Them to Their Conclusions

12/24/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future, Nancy Pearcey returns to explain what historians know, but few of the rest of us do: Charles Darwin’s science grew out of his naturalistic philosophy, not the other way around. One historian said Darwin’s naturalism came first, and “only later did he find a theory to validate his convictions.” His “bulldog”, T.H. Huxley, like Darwinism more for its philosophy than its science. And even Darwin admitted the evidence wasn’t all it could or should be. Please...

Duration:00:13:23

C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 3

12/21/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, David Boze talks about the book The Magician's Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society with the editor of the book, Dr. John West. Boze and Dr. West discuss how some have tried to construe C.S. Lewis' views in order to make them benefit their own, as well as Lewis' views on Darwinism and intelligent design. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

Duration:00:15:30

Melissa Cain Travis Talks Science and the Mind of the Maker

12/19/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee interviews author and science historian Melissa Cain Travis on her new book Science and the Mind of the Maker: What the Conversation Between Faith and Science Reveals About God. From Johannes Kepler to Max Planck, scientists have seen their work as much more than merely uncovering how things work; it’s a way of forging new insights into a greater reality. This book is a layman’s introduction into the world of their work, as well as a snapshot...

Duration:00:17:49

Nancy Pearcey Answers the Charge, “You Guys Lost”

12/17/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future, author and Center for Science and Culture fellow Nancy Pearcey responds to the claim that the design-oriented view of biology “lost” to an overwhelming scientific revolution, Darwinism, and subsequent discoveries have only put more nails in the design argument’s coffin. There was a revolution, Pearcey acknowledges, but at its core it was philosophical and ideological, one with no room for intelligent design in biology. “Without Hegel there would have been...

Duration:00:15:12

C.S. Lewis & Science: An Interview With Dr. John West, Part 2

12/14/2018
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On an episode of ID the Future from the vault, David Boze talks about the book The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society with the editor of the book, Dr. John West. Boze and Dr. West discuss how some have tried to construe C.S. Lewis’ views in order to make them benefit their own, as well as Lewis’ views on Darwinism and intelligent design. For more information, visit C.S. Lewis Web. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.

Duration:00:10:28

Canada: Physician-Assisted Suicide Devolves to Physicians Being Forced to Commit Homicide

12/12/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future, bioethicist Wesley J. Smith exposes the horror of “Medically Assistance in Dying” (MAi/D) in Canada. Worse than physician-assisted suicide, this is medical homicide. Hospitals are even advertising it. Doctors in at least one province have no choice but to be complicit in these killings, or else leave their specialties or even quit medicine altogether. Will MAiD come to America, too?

Duration:00:17:13

J. P. Moreland: This Moral Knowledge a Surer Bet than the Electron

12/10/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future, Biola philosopher J. P. Moreland concludes a four-part series with host Mike Keas on scientism (not to be confused with objective scientific investigation). Moreland calls scientism “the single most destructive idea on the stage of life today. … It’s evil and it’s everywhere.” Strong words! But he isn’t without hope. Moreland explains how moral knowledge can be stronger, more secure, than even much scientific knowledge, and far more secure than the...

Duration:00:13:46

Socrates in the City with Eric Metaxas and Stephen Meyer, pt. 3

12/7/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Stephen Meyer and Eric Metaxas continue their conversation on Dr. Meyer’s New York Times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design. Tune in as Dr. Meyer explains the Cambrian Explosion, discussing how it has become an even more acute problem for evolutionary theory since Darwin’s day, and examines the effects of a materialistic bias on the scientific process.

Duration:00:12:36

Greg Koukl Talks Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design

12/5/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future, author, speaker, and radio talk show host Greg Koukl, president of Stand to Reason, talks through a review of Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design. It’s the autobiographical story, co-written by Jonathan Witt, of distinguished Finnish bioengineer Matti Leisola. His whole perspective on science changed when he asked himself the question Koukl likes to ask: “Do you want the right answers, or do you demand the right kinds of answers — those...

Duration:00:18:28

J. P. Moreland on Scientism, Darwinism, and Bucking the Consensus

12/3/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future, philosopher J. P. Moreland explains from his new book Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology how scientism helped bring about Darwinism’s current widespread acceptance. Ironically, the process involved some scientists who dismiss theology … doing theology, and doing it not very well. Moreland says this is just one of the reasons that it’s rational to buck the consensus on evolution. Please consider donating to support the IDTF...

Duration:00:15:08

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

11/30/2018
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On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, 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. Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast:...

Duration:00:11:44