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Fossils: Mysterious Origins

The Center for Science and Culture
November 19, 2021

One God or Many Universes?

Stephen C. Meyer
November 9, 2021

The Unique Origins of Humanity in the Fossil Record

Casey Luskin
November 2, 2021

Foresight in Chemistry and Life

Marcos Nogueira Eberlin
October 27, 2021

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ID the Future

A Plea to Parents: Don’t “Butt Out” of Your Kids’ Education

On today’s ID the Future, host Robert Crowther sits down with writer Andrew McDiarmid to discuss his recent New York Post article, “Word to the Wise: Progressives Forget that Parents are in Charge of Kids’ Education.” The two discuss recent dustups in the news in which parents were told to butt out of the public education of their children. This is profoundly wrongheaded and for a variety of reasons, McDiarmid argues. McDiarmid, a Discovery Institute senior fellow, advocates for greater parental involvement, rather than less, and he and Crowther then apply the principle to the narrower question of how evolution is taught in the public high schools. In many districts evolutionary theory is taught as unquestionable dogma, with none of Read More ›

Dis-Inherit the Wind: Film Debunks Hollywood’s Icon of Evolution

On this ID The Future from the vault, host David Boze interviews filmmaker Fred Foote, writer and producer of the feature-length drama Alleged, which seeks to tell the real story behind the infamous 1925 Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, which pitched Darwinian evolution against belief in God. After seeing the 1960 film Inherit the Wind, starring Gene Kelly and Spencer Tracy, Foote did his own research into the trial and discovered that Inherit the Wind was highly misleading on many crucial points, an assessment corroborated by the 1997 Pulitzer-prize winning book about the trial, Summer for the Gods. So Foote set out to make another movie that would set the record straight and explore how media can influence, and profoundly distort, society’s view of Read More ›

Evolutionary Psychology: Checkered Past, Checkered Present

On this ID the Future host Casey Luskin interviews science journalist Denyse O’Leary about her recent essay, “Is Evolutionary Psychology a Legitimate Way to Understand Our Humanity,” which appears in the new Harvest House anthology co-edited by Luskin, The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith. O’Leary, a science journalist and co-author of The Spiritual Brain, offers a withering critique of evolutionary psychology and traces its roots, beginning with The Descent of Man (1871), where Charles Darwin attributed various human behaviors to natural and sexual selection. That fed into what became known as social Darwinism, which fell out of favor after World War II thanks to Hitler and the Nazis’ application of social Darwinist ideas to defend Nordic superiority and genocide. Read More ›

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"Animal Algorithms" Webinar with Author Eric Cassell

John Felts
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December
12
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2021
Online
How do some birds, turtles, and insects possess navigational abilities that rival the best manmade navigational technologies? Who or what taught the honey bee its dance, or its hive mates how to read the complex message of the dance? How do blind mound-building termites master passive heating and cooling strategies that dazzle skilled human architects? In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin conceded that such instincts are “so wonderful” that the mystery of their origin would strike many as “a difficulty sufficient to overthrow my whole theory.” In Animal Algorithms, Eric Cassell surveys recent evidence and concludes that the difficulty remains, and indeed, is a far more potent challenge to evolutionary theory than Darwin imagined. Buy “Animal
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2021

The Evidence for Dualism in Neuroscience with Michael Egnor

Michael Egnor
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December
12
Dec
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2021
Online Event
Our friends at The Centre for Intelligent Design in the U.K are hosting another amazing webinar. Check out their message below and consider joining us for what should be an incredible discussion on the neuroscientific evidence for dualism. On Monday, December 13th, Michael Egnor, Professor of Neurosurgery and Paediatrics at Stony Brook University of New York will be speaking at our next webinar. He is an award-winning brain surgeon and was named one of New York’s best doctors by the New York Magazine in 2005. He received his medical education at Columbia University and completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His research on hydrocephalus has been published in journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery, Paediatrics,
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2022

Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology

2022 Westminster Conference on Science & Faith
The Center for Science and Culture
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April
04
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2022
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Philadelphia, PA

Given enough time, can bacteria mutate into insects by chance? Can random mutations account for the existence of butterflies and whales and platypuses? What about the origin of the universe or the origin of man’s ability to reason? Come and hear scientists and scholars discuss the limitations of chance and the abundant testimonies to design, as they come to realization from physics to proteins.

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Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

The Center for Science and Culture
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2022
Denton Bible Church
Denton, TX
Early-bird pricing ends December 31 — register now to save! How has Christianity contributed to the rise of modern science? What do the latest scientific discoveries tell us about the existence of God? Can human engineering help us better understand the machinery of life? Explore these questions, and more, at Discovery Institute’s 4th-annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith on January 22. Whether you join us in person in the Dallas area, or join online via livestream, you’ll hear from speakers like Stephen Meyer, author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe, Eric Hedin, author of Canceled Science: Scientific Discoveries Some Atheists Don’t Want You to See, and Casey Luskin,