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Howard Glicksman
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Howard Glicksman
January 19, 2023

Our Body's Immune System

Howard Glicksman
January 17, 2023

Does God Exist? A Conversation with Tom Holland, Stephen Meyer, and Douglas Murray

Stephen C. Meyer
January 10, 2023

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ID the Future

Nature Paper: Groundbreaking Science on the Decline

On today’s ID the Future philosopher of science Paul Nelson discusses a new paper in Nature making waves in the scientific community, “Papers and Patents are Becoming Less Disruptive over Time.” According to Michael Park and his fellow researchers, the rate of groundbreaking scientific discoveries is declining while the percentage of consolidating (or incremental) science is coming to dominate. Is the spirit of groundbreaking scientific discovery withering, and if so, why? Nelson notes a 1997 book by John Horgan, The End of Science. Nelson credits Horgan for seeing the trend a generation ahead of the Park paper, but Nelson breaks with Horgan on the diagnosis. Horgan posits that groundbreaking science is declining because we have already made most of the Read More ›

Mama Bear Apologetics Takes on Atheist Richard Dawkins

Today’s ID the Future puts atheist Richard Dawkins’s book Outgrowing God under the microscope and reveals multiple ways his argument smashes up against contrary scientific evidence. Walking us through the critique are author and Mama Bear Apologetics founder Hillary Morgan Ferrer and her co-host, Amy Davison. Dawkins invokes the beautiful order evident in the murmuration of bird flocks as evidence that complexity can evolve from simple algorithmic rules. But Ferrer explains why the phenomenon of bird murmuration doesn’t even begin to approach what we find when sophisticated engineering order emerges in the growth of embryos. Ferrer also considers the challenges of re-engineering sperm thermoregulation to move from how it works in marine life to how it works in land animals. Read More ›

Omega-3 Nutrition Pioneer Tells How He Saw Irreducible Complexity in Cells 40 Years Ago

On this ID the Future from the vault, Jorn Dyerberg, the Danish biologist and co-discoverer of the role of omega-3 fatty acids in human health and nutrition, talks with host and physicist Brian Miller about finding irreducible complexity in cells, and how it takes many enzymes and co-enzymes working together for life-essential metabolism to work in every living cell. This poses a problem for neo-Darwinism, Dyerberg explains, since if these enzymes showed up one at a time, and evolved via one or two small mutations at a time, as Darwinian gradualism posits, then “over these eons, the other enzymes would just be sitting there waiting for the next one to come,” and waiting around without any function that might explain Read More ›

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Melissa Cain Travis Presents on Intelligent Design

John Felts
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2023
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK
Melissa Cain Travis has been invited to Oklahoma Baptist University to take part in the “Generation Why” Youth Apologetics Conference. Travis will be presenting a lecture titled The Language of Life: A Biochemical Case for Intelligent Design in the first plenary session at 9:00 AM, followed by a breakout session called Darwin’s Horrid Doubt: How the Human Mind Defies Naturalistic Explanation, which will take place at 2:25 PM. If these topics interest you, make sure to register for the conference. Tickets are $10 per person (other rates can be found on the registration page). When Saturday, March 4, 20239:00 AM – 4:30 PM Where Oklahoma Baptist University 500 W University StShawnee, OK
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C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The Center for Science and Culture
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Glen Eyrie
Colorado Springs, CO
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

The Center for Science and Culture
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2023
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
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. 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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2023 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

The Center for Science and Culture
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2023
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, TX

How has Christianity contributed to the rise of modern science? What do the latest scientific discoveries tell us about the existence of God? Explore these questions, and more, at Discovery Institute’s 5th-annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith.