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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.

Intelligent Design the Future Discovery Institute

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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.

    A Mousetrap for Darwin: The Interview, Pt. 1

    A Mousetrap for Darwin: The Interview, Pt. 1

    On this ID the Future, Eric Anderson interviews Michael Behe about Behe’s new book, A Mousetrap for Darwin. In this episode, Behe explains that he was spurred to build this collection of essays by a review in the journal Science claiming he had never answered his critics on key points. That annoyed Behe, because he had, multiple times. A Mousetrap for Darwin compiles more than a hundred of his responses, some of them from difficult-to-access places. The book also contains fresh material from Dr. Behe, including some lively behind-the-scenes details about his interactions with colleagues and critics. In this episode, the Lehigh University biochemist answers misconceptions about irreducible complexity, responds to the claim that “molecular machines” is a misnomer, relates Read More ›
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    Deflating Median Artery Evolution Hype, Pt. 2

    Deflating Median Artery Evolution Hype, Pt. 2

    On this ID the Future Eric Anderson and physician Howard Glicksman further discuss a recent Journal of Anatomy article suggesting possible evolutionary changes in humans: a persistent, prominent median artery in some people’s arms. Journalists have hyped this as evolution in action, but Anderson and Glicksman say there’s little reason to treat this as an evolutionary change, even if it’s real. And they say it’s far from clear how natural selection could select for this as an “adaptation” when its most obvious effect is to contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome and other health problems.
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    Let’s Champion Human Exceptionalism, Pt. 3

    Let’s Champion Human Exceptionalism, Pt. 3

    On this classic ID the Future, hear more from bioethicist Wesley J. Smith about The War on Humans. In this episode of the series, hear about the legal movement to establish legal rights for animals, and even plants. Smith examines the meaning of the term “personhood” and its implications for human rights.
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    Michael Behe Reads from His New Book

    Michael Behe Reads from His New Book

    On this ID the Future, Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe reads from A Mousetrap for Darwin, his latest book making the case against blind evolution and for intelligent design. The volume contains some brand new material alongside a substantial collection of essays he’s written over the years in response to critics of his three previous intelligent design books. His pro-Darwin critics have jumped all over Behe. Some have even claimed he’s ignored their objections. A Mousetrap for Darwin gives the lie to that charge. Behe has answered his critics, and done so decisively, in everything from the New York Times and prominent blogs to major science journals. Listen in as he lays the groundwork for his fourth fascinating book, in Read More ›
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    Deflating the Evolution Hype over Median Artery Study, Pt. 1

    Deflating the Evolution Hype over Median Artery Study, Pt. 1

    On this ID the Future, Eric Anderson and physician Howard Glicksman discuss a recent article in the Journal of Anatomy suggesting new microevolutionary changes in humans. Researchers say a growing number of adults have a persistent, prominent median artery in their arms, an artery that’s important in the embryonic stage but tends to disappear later on. The study was quickly hyped in the popular press with breathless headlines such as “Evolution arms us with an extra artery.” On the way to separating hype from substance, Anderson and Glicksman dive into the physiology of arteries and embryological development. Their conversation grows out of a post on the subject by Anderson at Evolution News. Oh and by the way, don’t let the Read More ›
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    Let’s Champion Human Exceptionalism, Pt. 2

    Let’s Champion Human Exceptionalism, Pt. 2

    On this ID the Future from the vault, bioethicist Wesley J. Smith continues discussing The War on Humans book and documentary. In this episode, Smith tells how a good and worthwhile conservation movement is being corrupted into an anti-human movement, and how this hurts humans, especially in the developing world and among marginalized people groups.
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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
539 Ratings

539 Ratings

11 names ,

Thank goodness!

I appreciate the varied expert guests who are continuing to think through the evidences and implications of Design Theory. I’m glad I found this podcast.

Glen Leslie ,

Amazing job punching through the fog

ID the future has such a rich cadre of presenters and discussions across the spectrum of scientific pursuit. I really enjoy this podcast and it provides a tremendous bibliography for fact checking and getting cutting edge views on relevant topics.

tuckjosh ,

Why is this in the science category

ID begins with a presupposition of theism and then tries to find evidence for itself. It’s the opposite of science.

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