Intelligent Design The FutureAuthor: Discovery Institute
21 Nov 2017

Intelligent Design The Future

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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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    How Water’s Chemistry Helps Make Life on Earth Possible

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    On this episode of ID The Future, we bring you a clip from the documentary Privileged Species a clip arguing that water possesses many unique properties that appear finely tuned to allow for life on Earth. The excerpt dips a toe into what biologist Michael Denton explores in much greater depth in his latest book, The Wonder of Water.


  • Posted on 20 Nov 2017

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    Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants

    On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Casey Luskin sat down with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig to talk about Dr. Lönnig’s direct area of specialty: carnivorous plants. Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.


  • Posted on 17 Nov 2017

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    What Does Gene-editing with CRISPR Portend for Bioethics?

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    On this episode of ID The Future, Sarah Chaffee talks with bioethicist Wesley Smith about the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. Smith describes it briefly and discusses its larger implication for bioethics.


  • Posted on 15 Nov 2017

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    Why Information is the Basis of the Universe

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    On this episode of ID The Future, Sarah Chaffee talks with physicist Dr. Brian Miller about a recent article that argues that the fundamental basis of the universe is information. In this episode, Miller explains how physicists have come to rethink the role of information, moving from a materialist view in which information is seen as a byproduct of matter to a view in which information is seen as fundamental to the fabric of the cosmos.


  • Posted on 13 Nov 2017

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    Michael Denton: Remarkable Coincidences in Photosynthesis

    On this episode of ID the Future, we listen in on a few minutes from a lecture given by CSC Senior Fellow Michael Denton. We’ve all heard of the importance of photosynthesis as an oxygen creating process. In this segment, Denton explains the “remarkable set of coincidences” which makes the creation of oxygen through photosynthesis possible. From the specific energy of visible light to the unique properties of water, this degree of improbability screams DESIGN. For more from Denton, this time focusing on H2O itself, take a look at his new book, The Wonder of Water


  • Posted on 11 Nov 2017

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