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How Did the Universe Begin?

Stephen C. Meyer
December 20, 2021

Aliens, the Multiverse, or God?

Stephen C. Meyer
December 20, 2021

What Is Intelligent Design?

Stephen C. Meyer
December 20, 2021

Are Religion and Science in Conflict?

Stephen C. Meyer
December 20, 2021

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ID the Future

Neil Thomas Talks Darwin, Aquinas, OOL and … Young Frankenstein

On this ID the Future, Taking Leave of Darwin author Neil Thomas continues a lively conversation with radio host Hank Hanegraaff. In this second in a three-part series, the two touch on the fossil record’s challenge to Darwinism, Gould and Eldredge’s rescue attempt, the question of whether Darwin’s best known contemporary defender is dishonest or merely self-deluded, the wishful thinking surrounding origin-of-life studies, the failed attempts to reduce the mind to mere brain chemistry, and the morally repugnant pro-eugenics ideas rooted in Darwinism and touted in the textbook at the heart of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. The conversation is posted here by permission of Hank Hanegraaff. Get Neil Thomas’s book here.

Neil Thomas and Hank Hanegraaff: An Autopsy for Darwinism

Today’s ID the Future kicks off a three-part series featuring Taking Leave of Darwin author Neil Thomas interviewed by radio host Hank Hanegraaff. In this first part, Hanegraaff begins by lauding Thomas’s book and underscoring how influential Darwin’s theory of evolution has been on Western culture. Then Thomas sketches the cultural milieu and individual motivations that he’s convinced drew Darwin toward his formulation of the theory of evolution by natural selection. Here the focus is not on the various evidential weaknesses of Darwin’s theory (which Thomas does cover in his book) but on a question that puzzled Thomas once he became convinced of just how evidentially weak the case for Darwinism was: How was it that a theory so poorly Read More ›

Stephen Meyer on Phillip Johnson’s Courage

On this classic ID The Future, Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, honors Phillip Johnson, the U.C. Berkeley law professor who helped ignite the modern intelligent design movement with the publication of his highly successful book Darwin on Trial. Meyer says Johnson had the courage to speak up when others wouldn’t. “The overweening dynamic of this debate is fear,” Meyer says. “There are many many many people who have come up to the water’s edge, who have seen the problems with Darwinian evolution, have counted the cost, and recoiled.” But one Berkeley law professor did not recoil. As Meyer put it, “Johnson had the guts.”

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Darwinian Racism Webinar with Author Richard Weikart

John Felts
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According to historians and scientists alike, Adolf Hitler was a Christian creationist who rejected Darwinian evolution. Award-winning historian Richard Weikart says otherwise. According to Weikart, Darwinian evolution crucially influenced Hitler and the Nazis. The Nazis zealously propagated evolutionary theory during the Third Reich. ​​​​Inspired by arguments from both Darwin and early Darwinists, the Nazis viewed the “Nordic race” as superior to other races and set about advancing human evolution by ridding the world of “inferior” races and individuals. As Weikart shows in his new book Darwinian Racism, these ideas circulate today among white nationalists and neo-Nazis, who routinely use Darwinian theory in their propaganda to advance a racist agenda. Darwinian
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Topoisomerase Webinar with Joe Deweese

John Felts
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Topoisomerase II is an extremely important enzyme in your cells that is designed to untangle knots and supercoils in DNA strands that arise during replication and transcription. It does this by grabbing two tangled DNA segments, holding one steady while it breaks the other segment in two, and then passing the first segment through the break. The second segment is then reconnected, and the two DNA segments are released, having been successfully untangled. Without topoisomerases, chromosomes would become an impossible mess, making DNA replication, transcription, and cell duplication impossible. The carefully orchestrated untangling activity of topoisomerase II doesn’t happen by accident. This enzyme is a molecular machine that only works because its amino acid sequence is highly
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Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology

2022 Westminster Conference on Science & Faith
The Center for Science and Culture
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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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Metamorphosis — A Serious Challenge to Darwinian Evolution

A (Rescheduled) Webinar Hosted by the Colorado Chapter of the Science & Culture Network
John Felts
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Metamorphosis (from caterpillar to butterfly) is a roadblock that seems an insurmountable hurdle to the Darwinian model. The complete list of changes that occur in one to two weeks is astounding. Join us in exploring this phenomenon and more with our speaker Tom Siewert.