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New Fossil Human Species Thwarts Core Darwinian Predictions

The rewriting of the evolutionary narrative of human origins is proceeding at such an unbelievable pace that I am running out of new ways to introduce my comments on the latest findings. Just a few weeks ago, for Evolution News and ID the Future, I discussed the ongoing rewriting of human fossil history in Asia (Bechly 2018, 2019, Klinghoffer 2019). Now a new fossil species of our genus Homo from the Late Pleistocene of the Philippines has been described in Nature by Détroit et al. (2019), and guess what, the media again report this discovery as they’ve done in the past, saying that it “…May Rewrite Human History” (Joyce 2019), etc. I can hardly resist the temptation to say “I told you so,” or to jokingly remark,

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ID the Future

Marcos Eberlin: For Water, Lightning and a Living Planet, Just Add Foresight

On this episode of ID the Future, biologist Jonathan Wells speaks again with distinguished Brazilian scientist Marcos Eberlin about Eberlin’s new book Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose. A world leader in the field of mass spectrometry, Eberlin explains how chemistry reveals foresight in the design of molecules and chemical systems. To the untrained eye water looks like a simple clear liquid. To the chemist it has 74 unique, even “weird” properties essential for life. And lightning seems purely destructive, but it, too, is essential for life. As Eberlin argues, both of these suggest foresight in the design of life--foresight to solve problems necessary to make life on earth

Inside the Cell: "Come Further Up, Come Further In!"

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Ann Gauger talks about a recent paper in the journal Cell, and how it seems that the more we look, the greater order we find. She discusses a critical transition in embryo development, a compound which aids this transition, and the origins of this compound. According to Gauger, this order may point beyond neo-Darwinian

Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards on Recent Discoveries Supporting The Privileged Planet

On this episode of ID the Future, Jay Richards and astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez discuss several discoveries made in the past 15 years supporting their conclusions in The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery. Gonzalez shows how the book’s thesis — that conditions for life and scientific discovery meet on earth to a fine-tuned degree that strongly points toward design — has been confirmed multiple

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The Biggest Myths about Science and Faith

Historian of science Michael Keas explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion.
Michael Newton Keas
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Denton Bible Church
Denton, TX
Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe — stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Join us as Michael Keas, a historian of science and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion.
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2019

Setting the Record Straight: From Copernicus to Orphan Genes

A science and faith doubleheader featuring Dr. Michael Keas and Dr. Paul Nelson
Michael Newton Keas
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2019
Moats Auditorium, Biola University
La Mirada, CA
Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe — stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Join us as Michael Keas, a historian of science and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion. Paul Nelson, philosopher of biology and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science, will follow up with a presentation on "How the Orphan Genes Revolution is Shaking Up Biology."
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Reasons 2019

New conversations on science and faith
The Center for Science and Culture
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2019
Faith Bible Church
The Woodlands, TX
Do you ever have the feeling that science conflicts with faith? Well, you are not alone. 59% of American adults believe "science and religion are often in conflict". But what if there is another perspective? What if the discoveries of science in fact support the existence of and belief in God?