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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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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, and Another for Richard Lenski

    A Mousetrap for Darwin, and Another for Richard Lenski

    Today’s ID the Future extends the discussion of A Mousetrap for Darwin: Michael Behe Answers His Critics, the newest book from Discovery Institute Press. Here the focus is on Parts 4 and 7 of the new book, and in particular Richard Lenski’s Long Term Evolution Experiment at Michigan State. What has this long-running project demonstrated? As Behe explains in the book (and elaborates on in today’s podcast), “The study has addressed some narrow points of peculiar interest to evolutionary population geneticists, but for proponents of intelligent design the bottom line is that the great majority of even beneficial mutations have turned out to be due to the breaking, degrading, or minor tweaking of pre-existing genes or regulatory regions. There have Read More ›
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    • 28 min
    Algorithmic Specified Complexity Pt. 2: Conway’s Game of Life

    Algorithmic Specified Complexity Pt. 2: Conway’s Game of Life

    On this ID The Future from the vault, Robert J. Marks and Winston Ewert, both of the Evolutionary Informatics Lab, discuss John Conway’s Game of Life, played on a rectangular grid. In the game, cells live or die depending on the cells that surround them. Hobbyists have designed highly complex patterns using Conway’s four simple rules of birth, death and survival. Patterns include oscillators, spaceships and glider guns. Ewert explains how the theory of algorithmic specified complexity can be applied to the game and to exploring design questions. The discussion centers around a peer-reviewed journal article by Ewert, Marks, and William Dembski: “Algorithmic Specified Complexity in the Game of Life.”
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    • 13 min
    How to Destroy Love with Darwinism

    How to Destroy Love with Darwinism

    On today’s ID the Future, host Andrew McDiarmid presents an Evolution News essay, “How to Destroy Love with Darwinism.” Altruism as defined by evolutionists means “behavior by an animal that may be to its disadvantage but that benefits others of its kind.” It’s not an easy fit with Darwinism, since Darwinian evolution is all about passing your favored genes onto your offspring. How can a creature do that if she gives her life for another, particularly when it’s not even her own children, and before she has produced any offspring? Such individuals fail to pass on their own genes — a seeming conundrum for Darwinism. Evolutionists have made some progress (they think) explaining such things with theories of group selection Read More ›
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    Michael Medved Spotlights Michael Behe and His New Book

    Michael Medved Spotlights Michael Behe and His New Book

    Today’s ID the Future features an excerpt from the Michael Medved Show spotlighting intelligent design proponent Michael Behe. The two Michaels do a quick flyover of Behe’s hard-hitting new book, A Mousetrap for Darwin: Michael Behe Answers His Critics. Along the way they discuss some random mutations often touted as proof of evolution’s power, including some found in dogs. On closer inspection, this dog of an argument for evolution won’t hunt. Tune in to hear Behe’s lucid explanation.
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    Algorithmic Specified Complexity Pt. 1: Genesis

    Algorithmic Specified Complexity Pt. 1: Genesis

    On this ID The Future from the vault, Robert Marks and Winston Ewert, both of the Evolutionary Informatics Lab, discuss three of their papers written with design theorist William Dembski. The focus here is evolutionary informatics, algorithmic specified complexity, and information theory as it relates to biology and evolutionary theory. Ewert discusses the mathematical foundation for why we know Mount Rushmore is designed in a way that Mount Fuji isn’t. In particular he unpacks a recent advance in information theory, the theory of algorithmic specified complexity. Also in the conversation mix, snowflakes and … poker. To find all three papers under discussion, and more on the topic, jump over to the Evolutionary Informatics website.
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    Michael Behe’s New Book Dispels Malaria Evolution Fog

    Michael Behe’s New Book Dispels Malaria Evolution Fog

    Today’s ID the Future provides another peek at A Mousetrap for Darwin: Michael J. Behe Answers His Critics. Here Behe and host Eric Anderson discuss the new book’s section on malaria evolution. Evolutionists say malaria’s ability to evolve resistance to the antimalarial drug chloroquine is powerful evidence of unguided microbe-to-man evolution. Behe discusses how this evolutionary innovation required two coordinated mutations and lies at the outside edge of what blind evolution can manage. But many innovations in the history of life require three or more coordinated mutations, which Behe argues is so improbable as to lie beyond the reach of blind evolution. If so, this would discredit evolutionary theory. Drawing from his new book, Behe discusses various attempts to discredit Read More ›
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
552 Ratings

552 Ratings

DannHag ,

Priceless

Where else can you find engaging presentations on ID by the experts themselves! It’s a must for the science enthusiast. I get smarter each show I listen to!

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.

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