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Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture Launches Provocative New YouTube Series Titled "Science Uprising"

“This is unlike any film project we’ve done before,” said Discovery Institute vice president John. G. West. “Science Uprising directly confronts the false views of science held by the growing number of science popularizers like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye.” The episodes are 6-8 minutes long each and address issues such as the existence of an immaterial mind, the origin of life from non-life, the fine-tuning of nature that allows life to flourish, the destructive power of mutations, claims about human evolution, and whether science has disproved free will. Episodes feature original interviews not only with top Discovery Institute Fellows such as Stephen Meyer and Michael Behe, but also with leading scientists such as renowned research chemist James Tour at Rice

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Richard Weikart on Michael Ruse and the Darwinian Religion

On this episode of ID the Future, From Darwin to Hitler author and historian Richard Weikart speaks with Mike Keas about a recent book on Darwinism, Christianity, and war by Michael Ruse. Weikart says that in the course of the book Ruse appears to shift from warning others about treating Darwinism as a secular religion to himself embracing it as such. Weikart also says the book presents Darwinist views on war as more palatable than Christian views, but only manages to do so by ignoring key primary and secondary historical material indispensable to a fair and accurate assessment of the

Richard Sternberg on the Trail of the Immaterial Genome

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Richard Sternberg, research fellow at the Biologic Institute, speaks on his mathematical/logical work showing the difficulty of identifying genes purely with material phenomena, and that DNA doesn’t have all that’s needed to direct the development of organisms. The math, he says, is even showing gaps in the computability of what happens in the cell, which could help shed light on how machine-like organisms are or are not, how evolvable they are, and whether artificial life is

The Modern-Day Phlogiston: Darwinism Explains Everything and Nothing

On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid reads an excerpt from Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design by Finnish bioengineer Matti Leisola and Jonathan Witt. It makes the case that modern neo-Darwinism is today’s “phlogiston,” a theory that explains everything but nothing, faces mounting contrary evidence, and survives only with ever more ancillary hypotheses. In the excerpt Leisola and Witt also discuss the well-documented pattern of scientists defending an existing scientific paradigm even after fresh discoveries have turned against it, with the obsolete dominant paradigm dying only very slowly. An especially dramatic and tragic example gave the name to this all-too-human tendency--the Semmelweis reflex. Listen in to learn

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Aslan is on the Move

Stephen Meyer Presents at the C. S. Lewis Society Annual Banquet
Katherine West
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Calvary Church
Clearwater, FL
The C. S. Lewis Society, on the campus of Trinity College of Florida, provides a guest-speaker forum for the campus community to hear scholars articulate topics of wide public concern. In this upcoming event, Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, will speak on the inescapable evidence of exquisite design in the cosmos. After bestsellers Signature in the Cell (2009) and Darwin's Doubt (2013), he is now exploring the startling evidence for God in his forthcoming title, The Return of the God Hypothesis (2020). This is a fundraising event for the work of the Florida-based C. S. Lewis Society, and each attendee will have the opportunity to support the work of the Society with a donation. When Thursday, October 10, 2019, starting at 6:30
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Why Truth Still Matters

2019 SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics
Katherine West
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Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture, is scheduled to speak at the upcoming National Conference on Christian Apologetics presented by Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. The theme this year — Why Truth Still Matters — will feature a variety of sessions from scientists, philosophers, and theologians. Dr. Meyer's sessions are listed below, and a full line-up of speakers and sessions can be found at https://conference.ses.edu/. Darwin's Doubt Saturday, October 12 | 11:15 am - 12:10 pm In this presentation, Dr. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding the "Cambrian explosion" of animal life in the fossil record — a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but
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Intelligent Design Action Network Meeting

An activist meeting featuring Michael Denton, David Berlinski, and other ID scholars
Michael J. Behe
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Discovery Institute
Seattle, WA
Want to promote intelligent design as an activist, doctor, donor, scientist, writer, educator, student, or ministry leader? Plan now to attend Discovery Institute’s third Intelligent Design Action Network Meeting in Seattle on October 18-19, 2019. Hear about the current state of the debate from the leaders of the movement; talk with David Berlinski by video-link about his forthcoming book; meet geneticist Michael Denton and learn about his next two books; discover what scientific and educational projects are currently in the pipeline; explore new tools to promote intelligent design as a scientist, doctor, educator, or citizen activist; and brainstorm about what we should be doing in the future. Plus see a sneak preview of new video projects. Cost is only $100 if you register by