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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

Emily Reeves Previews Dallas Science/Faith Conference 2022

On this ID the Future, host Andrew McDiarmid sits down with Emily Reeves, one of the speakers for the January 22, 2022, Dallas Science and Faith Conference. The two walk through the lineup of speakers for the conference (Stephen Meyer, Brian Miller, Casey Luskin, Ray Bohlin, and others), tease some of the talks, and discuss how to join the one-day event live, either in person in the Dallas area or online. For more about the conference, slated for this Saturday, and to sign up, go here.

Eric Anderson: Probability and Intelligent Design

On this ID the Future from the vault, Eric Anderson makes his first appearance on ID the Future, in an interview with host Casey Luskin. By this point Anderson had been involved in the intelligent design debate for over a decade, and at that stage his primary focus was on analyzing the logical and rhetorical bases of arguments to help people understand strengths, weaknesses, and underlying assumptions of arguments made in the ID and evolution debate. He later used those skills in helping assemble a team of contributors for an excellent recent ID book Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell (Discovery Institute Press), to which he also contributes. There he taps another area of his expertise, the ongoing efforts Read More ›

Casey Luskin: Biogeography Is No Friend of Common Descent

On this ID the Future, geologist Casey Luskin discusses biogeography and the problems it poses for the idea of universal common descent. To make it work, evolutionists have to propose, for instance, that old world monkeys rafted across the Atlantic from Africa to South America on a natural raft. Really? That’s some raft. And how did the monkeys not starve to death? Or die of thirst? They couldn’t drink salty ocean water, after all. And talk about a genetic bottleneck! That’s just one of several problems Luskin raises with the idea that all species gradually evolved from a universal common ancestor. In his conversation with host Emily Reeves, he also touches on the problem of convergence, as when two creatures Read More ›

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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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January
01
Jan
29
29
2022
Online Event
The Colorado Chapter of the Science & Culture Network invites you to join another webinar on one of the greatest challenges to Darwinism. This webinar is being offered for a second time since technical issues were encountered the first time around. Here is a brief teaser, provided by the chapter: Darwinian Evolution is based on a series of small step-wise changes, each of which increases the survivability of the species. This explanation seems to fit how a species might adapt to small changes in climate or food supply over a long period of time. However, this doesn’t explain major changes to a species’ body plan, especially when the change must occur in a short period of time. Metamorphosis (from caterpillar to butterfly) is one such roadblock, one that seems to be an
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February
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2022

Webinar with Author Richard Weikart

John Felts
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February
02
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03
2022
Online
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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February
02
Feb
12
12
2022

Topoisomerase Webinar with Joe Deweese

John Felts
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February
02
Feb
12
12
2022
Online
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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Dallas Conference on Science & Faith

The Center for Science and Culture
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22
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2022
Denton Bible Church
Denton, 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 4th-annual Dallas Conference on Science & Faith.