Intelligent Design

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The Design Inference

Twenty-five years ago, mathematician William Dembski unveiled a rigorous scientific method for detecting intelligent design in his book The Design Inference. Originally published by Cambridge University Press, Dembski’s landmark book sparked vigorous debate among scientists, scholars, and the public. In a dramatically expanded new edition, Dembski and co-author Winston Ewert show how Dembski’s method of design detection has stood the Read More ›

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The Thesis of The Design Inference

Mathematician and philosopher William Dembski discusses the thesis of the updated and expanded edition of his landmark book The Design Inference, which explores how we can detect intelligent design in nature. The book is co-authored with computer scientist Winston Ewert. Find out more at https://www.discovery.org/b/the-desig….

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The New Design Inference: William Dembski Updates a Classic

Twenty-five years ago, mathematician William Dembski unveiled a rigorous scientific method for detecting intelligent design in his book The Design Inference. Originally published by Cambridge University Press, Dembski’s landmark book sparked vigorous debate among scientists, scholars, and the public. In a dramatically expanded new edition, Dembski and co-author Winston Ewert show how Dembski’s method of design detection has stood the Read More ›

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Biochemist Michael Behe On Off-Roading in a Jeep to Teach Biology

Biochemist and bestselling author Michael Behe will go to great lengths to teach us about the stunning complexity and engineering prowess found in the living cell! In this clip from the ID The Future podcast, Professor Behe tells host Andrew McDiarmid about one of his favorite scenes to shoot in his popular video series Secrets of the Cell.

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Origin of Life: Information

Life depends on information, but can unguided material processes produce the information needed for the first life? This episode of Long Story Short shows why unguided natural mechanisms can’t produce new biological information, and therefore can’t explain the origin of life. REFERENCES AND NOTES 1. Sara Walker & Paul Davies, The Algorithmic Origins of Life, 10 J. Royal Society Interface Read More ›

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Frightening Abuses of Science: A Conversation with Wesley J. Smith

Experiments on the living unborn. Organ harvesting. Reckless biotech. Radical environmentalism. These are not horror stories playing at your local movie theater. They’re playing out in labs, hospitals, and institutes across America. On this episode of ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid speaks with bioethicist Wesley J. Smith about frightening abuses of science being done in the name of progress. Read More ›

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How to Glorify God in Your Family with Social Media (2023 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith)

How do you keep your family safe from the dangers of social media and other technologies? How can you use technology to promote human flourishing rather than dehumanization? Cultural commentator Andrew McDiarmid explores the answers to these questions and more. This talk took place at the 2023 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith. Andrew McDiarmid is Director of Podcasting and Read More ›

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Molecules Don’t Care About Life! (2023 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith)

What does the science REALLY show about the origin of life? Renowned chemistry professor James Tour and philosopher of science Stephen Meyer explain. This session was part of the 2023 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith sponsored by Discovery Institute. A synthetic organic chemist, James Tour is the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Read More ›

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The Codes of Life: Your Amazing Information

Inside your body a massive amount of encoded information that makes your life possible. Your body also contains sophisticated computer-like hardware that reads this coded information and builds the things you need for a living system. Explore the mystery of the amazing information codes inside you in this first installment of the “Codes of Life” mini-series produced as part of Read More ›

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Information: The Foundation of Life

Join renowned biochemist Michael Behe as he explores the mystery of biological information in Episode 8 of his popular video series “Secrets of the Cell.” In “Information: The Foundation of Life,” Dr. Behe unravels the mystery of how information drives the development and operation of our cells, our teeth, our bones, and much more. Michael J. Behe is Professor of Read More ›