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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.

    The High Tech Animal Navigation That Defies Darwinian Explanations

    The High Tech Animal Navigation That Defies Darwinian Explanations

    On this classic episode of ID the Future from the vault, we spotlight the book Animal Algorithms: Evolution and the Mysterious Origin of Ingenious Instincts. The author, Eric Cassell, joins host and Baylor computer engineering professor Robert J. Marks to discuss the groundbreaking book and, in particular, the chapters on some of the animal kingdom’s most stunning navigators—the arctic tern, homing pigeons, the monarch butterfly, and the desert ant, among others.

    Enjoy more episodes and find show notes at idthefuture.com!
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    How Earth is Designed for Human Technology

    How Earth is Designed for Human Technology

    You may already know about the mounting evidence from physics, chemistry, biology, and related fields that suggests our universe was designed for large multi-cellular beings like ourselves. But did you know there is also evidence that Earth is uniquely fit for human technology? On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid speaks with physicist Dr. Brian Miller about the convergence of design parameters that come together to pave the way for human technological advancement.

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    • 32 min
    How to Combat Censorship in Science

    How to Combat Censorship in Science

    Scientific censorship is on the rise. Governments are colluding with Big Tech to suppress unfavorable ideas. De-platforming and dismissal campaigns are all the rage. How do we prevent our society from slouching towards totalitarianism? On this ID The Future, host Casey Luskin welcomes science writer and journalist Denyse O'Leary to discuss today's forms of censorship, how it affects the intelligent design community, and most importantly, what we can do about it.
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    Did Consciousness Evolve?

    Did Consciousness Evolve?

    On this ID The Future episode from the vault, neurosurgeon Michael Egnor interviews Bernardo Kastrup, a philosopher with a background in computer engineering, about consciousness, evolution, and intelligent design. Did consciousness evolve? What does the evidence suggest? And how do materialists deal with the seemingly immaterial reality that is consciousness?

    Enjoy this guest episode from Mind Matters, a podcast of Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

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    Why Science Needs a Scout Mindset

    Why Science Needs a Scout Mindset

    Scout or soldier? When it comes to our opinions and beliefs, there's a bit of both in all of us. But which mindset is more beneficial? On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid welcomes Dr. Jonathan McLatchie to discuss the characteristics of a scout mindset and how it relates to the debate over evolution and the evidence for intelligent design. Get full show notes at idthefuture.com.
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    Meyer & Tour on New Critiques of Origin of Life Research

    Meyer & Tour on New Critiques of Origin of Life Research

    On this ID The Future, we're pleased to share a new discussion between Dr. James Tour and Dr. Stephen Meyer about recent critiques of origin of life research published in the prestigious science journal Nature. The interview originally aired on The Science and Faith Podcast, hosted by Dr. Tour. We are grateful to Dr. Tour for permission to share this interview on ID The Future.
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Best Discussions on the Intersection of Science and Religion

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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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