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A Reading From The Farm at the Center of the Universe

Is there evidence of purpose in the universe? Or is life just a collection of accidental processes that did not have us in mind? On a weekend visit to his grandparents' farm, Isaac is caught between two very different worldviews. He must choose for himself which makes the most sense. On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid reads an excerpt from The Farm at the Center of the Universe, a new young adult novel from astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez and author Jonathan Witt.

Clarifying Loaded Words in the Debate over Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, biologist and professor Robert Waltzer talks with host Andrew McDiarmid about Waltzer’s chapter in the Discovery Institute Press volume Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell. Waltzer’s chapter clarifies some key terms in the evolution/ID conversation that are often misunderstood or misused, including the word “evolution” itself, “change over time,” “common descent,” and “natural selection.” He offers quick definitions and explains some of the confusion surrounding them. This is Part 1 of a two-part interview.

New Novel Invites Teens to Ponder our Privileged Planet

There's a wealth of books covering the arguments for intelligent design, and yet one type of book has so far been missing - a young adult novel. That changes with the release of The Farm at the Center of the Universe, a new teen novel from astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez and author Jonathan Witt, now available from Discovery Institute Press. On this ID The Future, host Andrew McDiarmid sits down with Gonzalez and Witt to discuss how the book came about and what readers can hope to gain from it.

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2nd-Annual Polish Conference to Feature Three Discovery Institute Fellows

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On June 3-4 at the Royal Castle of Krakow-Niepolomice in Poland, Discovery Institute Fellows Douglas Axe, Brian Miller, and Jay Richards will join Dominican friar, university professor, and author Michał Chaberek to present on the scientific theory of intelligent design and its implications for faith in God. This 2nd-annual conference, Faith & Science in the Age of Secularization, will explore the “Return of the God Hypothesis” — a theme borrowed from the title of Stephen Meyer’s latest book. According to the conference organizers, this event will address four questions that modern science cannot resolve without the help of theology — the origin of the universe, the origin of cosmic fine-tuning, the origin of life, and the origin of biodiversity. Unlike many
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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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Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

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The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare participants 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. The seminar will include presentations on the application of intelligent design to laboratory research as well as frank treatment of the academic realities that ID researchers confront in graduate school and beyond, and strategies for dealing with them. Although the primary focus of the seminar is science, there also will be discussion on worldview

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