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James Tour Interviews William Dembski, Pt. 1

Today’s ID the Future features Rice University synthetic organic chemist James Tour and intelligent design pioneer William Dembski discussing information theory, information as a meaningful reduction of possibilities, Shannon information versus specified information, and how natural selection has come to function as a God substitute for many scientists, despite the lack of evidence. The conversation is borrowed, with permission, from Dr. Tour’s Science & Faith podcast.

Herman Bouma: “It Was Like the Darwinian Gestapo”

On this classic ID the Future, attorney Herman Bouma tells host Sarah Chaffee the story of how his talk at a National Association of Science Teachers conference was canceled at the last minute. His planned talk highlighted how Darwin’s The Origin of Species set an example of engaging one’s scientific critics with civility and reason. The talk was accepted but then three conference officials shut him down the morning he arrived to set up for the talk, accusing him of promoting fake science. Darwin wrote that “I look with confidence to the future, to young and rising naturalists, who will be able to view both sides of the question with impartiality.” But if Bouma’s account is any indication, Darwin’s example—and his hope—weren’t much Read More ›

Physicist Eric Hedin Talks Entropy and the Origin of Life

On today’s ID the Future, host Eric Anderson sits down with Canceled Science* author and physicist Eric Hedin to discuss Hedin’s new book and, in particular, the book’s take on the origin-of-life problem. Hedin says the second law of thermodynamics poses a serious problem for the idea of a mindless origin of the first single-celled organism from prebiotic materials. Such an event would have involved a breathtaking increase in new information, and Hedin says that physics tells us pretty clearly that mindless nature degrades information; it doesn’t create it. Are there workarounds? Listen in as he explains why he’s not optimistic. And grab a copy of his new book to get his extended take. (*As an Amazon Associate, Discovery earns Read More ›

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Stephen Meyer on Return of the God Hypothesis

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The Spokane-Coeur-d’Alene Guild of the Catholic Medical Association is delighted to host Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute in Seattle and author of the New York times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell, book of the year. Dr. Meyer will discuss his new book, Return of the God Hypothesis, demonstrating how discoveries in cosmology and physics coupled with those in biology help to establish the identity of the designing intelligence behind life and the universe. This event is in-person at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane, WA. All are welcome! When Friday, May 21, 20214:00 PM Where Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes1115 W. Riverside AveSpokane, WA 99201 The event is
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C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

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The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts during the past century. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength. Topics to be addressed include the history of science, the relationship between faith and science, the rise of scientific materialism, the debate over Darwinian theory and intelligent design, evolutionary conceptions of ethics, science and economics, science and criminal justice, stem cell research and abortion, eugenics, family life and sexuality, ecology and animal rights, climate
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The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

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The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare students to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science.

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CELS 2021 brings together leading engineers and biologists in order to: (1) apply engineering principles to better understand biological systems, (2) craft a design-based theoretical framework that explains and predicts the behaviors of living systems, and (3) develop research programs that demonstrate the engineering principles at work in living systems.