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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. Episode notes and archives available at idthefuture.com.

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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. Episode notes and archives available at idthefuture.com.

    New Novel Invites Teens to Ponder our Privileged Planet

    New Novel Invites Teens to Ponder our Privileged Planet

    There's a wealth of books covering the arguments for intelligent design, and yet one type of book has so far been missing - a young adult novel. That changes with the release of The Farm at the Center of the Universe, a new teen novel from astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez and author Jonathan Witt, now available from Discovery Institute Press. On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid sits down with Gonzalez and Witt to discuss how the book came about and what readers can hope to gain from it.
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    Promoting Design Arguments in Mexico and Beyond

    Promoting Design Arguments in Mexico and Beyond

    International interest in intelligent design is growing. On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid welcomes back Dr. Brian Miller, this time to discuss his recent participation at a conference on science and faith in Guadalajara and to explain how intelligent design is making inroads internationally.
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    Bob Marks on Why AI Won’t Destroy the World, or Save It

    Bob Marks on Why AI Won’t Destroy the World, or Save It

    Today’s ID the Future from the vault dives into the controversial realm of artificial intelligence (AI). Will robots or other computers ever become so fast and powerful that they become conscious, creative, and free? Will AI reach a point where it leaves humans in the dust? To shed light on these and other questions, host Casey Luskin interviews computer engineering professor Robert J. Marks, head of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.
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    The Humble Origins of the Big Bang Theory

    The Humble Origins of the Big Bang Theory

    The Big Bang theory changed how we understand our universe. But who do we have to thank for it? On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid concludes his conversation with esteemed cosmologist Jean-Pierre Luminet, who sets the record straight on the real heroes of the Big Bang Theory with his new book The Big Bang Revolutionaries, available now from Discovery Institute Press. In Part 2, Dr. Luminet sheds more light on chief architect George Lemaitre, as well as Alexander Friedmann and George Gamow. He also discusses how the Big Bang model stands up to scrutiny today. This is Part 2 of a two-part conversation.
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    • 26 min
    The Real Heroes of the Big Bang Revolution

    The Real Heroes of the Big Bang Revolution

    The discovery that the universe had a beginning was one of the most remarkable achievements of 20th century science, sparking a cosmological paradigm shift and a radical new way to understand our world. But the three scientists most responsible for the big bang revolution are largely unknown to the public and underestimated by other scientists in their field. On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid begins a conversation with esteemed cosmologist Jean-Pierre Luminet, who sets the record straight on the real heroes of the Big Bang Theory with his new book The Big Bang Revolutionaries, available now from Discovery Institute Press.
    This is Part 1 of a two-part conversation. Look for Part 2 next!
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    Toward an Information-First View of Reality

    Toward an Information-First View of Reality

    On a classic episode of ID the Future from the vault, host Dr. John West continues his conversation with Dr. Bill Dembski as they discuss Dr. Dembski's 2014 book Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information. Listen in as Dr. Dembski explains 3 central points at the heart of his book: the Tang problem, the problem of no, and transposition. Tang?! What does a breakfast drink have to do with information theory? Tune in to find out!
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Best Discussions on the Intersection of Science and Religion

These podcasts offer excellent, sometimes brilliant, discussions of issues in science and religion/theism explained remarkably well for non-technical listeners. If you take seriously both topics, and especially how they intersect, these are well worth giving a try.

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Science is doctrinal - a relational study of the properties and components of nature, that providing a framework into which observations can be fitted without altering their perceived essential qualities.

But at science’s cutting edges we continually find disturbing problems that fairly point toward explanations well outside what our accepted framework might exhaust due to their defiance of stochastic processes and sheer abundance.

Biological sciences are proving to be full of such issues which seem less to be unsolved mysteries but rather needing a different mode of thought. More inquiry has only deepened and expanded the problems.

Strangely, while the materialist scientist is careful to constrain methodology and interpretation to natural causes he is far often more willing to make a leap in conjecture on motives of ‘creationism’ when considering scholarly evidence of intelligence or design by saying it implicates God of the gaps thinking.

For the materialist there are ideas which must not be explored - “here be dragons”.

What has in recent years grown from a collection of ‘subversive novelties’ to fundamental issues seen in all directions may yet yield a Kuhnian paradigm shift to accommodate thinking that allows what intelligent design research fosters.

Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture will be seminal to our future understanding.

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Wanted some encouragement and found this podcast of 10/13/2023 ( neurosurgeon Michael Egnor discusses his article about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn, the great Soviet dissident and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, penned the short essay "Live Not By Lies" in 1974.)
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