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From Galaxies to Atoms, a Vast Web of Fitness for Life

On this episode of ID the Future from the archive, host Eric Anderson begins a conversation with biochemist Michael Denton about Denton’s 2020 book The Miracle of the Cell, part of his continuing Privileged Species series exploring nature’s fine tuning for life. New research keeps unveiling ever more ways in which this fine tuning exists, from the cosmos to the atoms of the periodic table, and even to the subatomic level of quantum tunneling. Says Denton: "The miracle of the cell completes the overall fitness paradigm that unites galaxies with atoms in a vast web of fitness for life." This is Part 1 of a two-part conversation.

What’s Next in the Search for Habitable Worlds

Are we common or rare? You can be on either side of the question and still be excited about the search for habitable planets capable of harboring life. On this episode of ID the Future, host and amateur astronomer Eric Anderson concludes his two-part conversation with Bijan Nemati, professional astronomer and expert on exoplanet search technology, to review the history of exoplanet research and share key details about upcoming NASA missions. Nemati is currently one of the lead scientists for the coronagraph instrument on the Roman Space Telescope, slated to launch within the next few years, and is also closely involved in early planning for the next-generation Habitable Worlds Observatory, which will be focused specifically on identifying signs of life on a small selection of exoplanets. This is Part 2 of a two-part conversation. Don't miss Part 1!

Bijan Nemati on the Search for Habitable Planets

One of the most exciting areas of space research is the search for Earth-like planets around other stars. Since the first discovery some 30 years ago, thousands of exoplanets have been identified and catalogued, but the vast majority bear little resemblance to Earth and would not be conducive to even simple life, much less large organisms such as ourselves. However, during the same 30 years, planet-hunting technology has also vastly improved. Where do things stand today, and what can we expect over the next decade as the hunt continues? On this episode of ID the Future, host and amateur astronomer Eric Anderson begins a two-part conversation with Bijan Nemati, professional astronomer and expert on exoplanet search technology, to review the history of exoplanet research and upcoming NASA missions. This is Part 1 of a two-part conversation. Look for Part 2 next!

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Encountering Beauty in the Sciences

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World Stage TheaterMuseum of the Bible
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The inaugural event in a new “Encountering Beauty” series, this “Beauty in the Sciences” seminar hosted by the Museum of the Bible will feature four Center for Science & Culture Fellows. Guillermo Gonzalez, Jay Richards, Melissa Cain Travis, and Jonathan Witt will be joined by other speakers to explore the natural beauty of our world and its spiritual implications. Here’s a message from the organizers: Since the beginning of creation, mankind has longed to gaze upon beauty. From a painted sunset, to the skillful brushstroke of the artist, to the vastness of the ocean, to the pattern of a snowflake, all of these things are made to point the observer past themselves to the truth and goodness of the Creator. In this inaugural event in the series, Dr. Boa and

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5th Congress of the Brazilian Society of ID

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For the fifth year in a row, the Brazilian Society of Intelligent Design (TDI Brasil, in Portuguese) will host an international conference to explore the latest research on the origin, design, and evolution of life. Speakers will include Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellows William Dembski and Marcos Eberlin and more than a dozen others representing archaeology, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. The in-person event will take place June 28-30, 2024 at Mackenzie University in São Paulo — the beautiful capital of Brazil. Consider joining this world-class conference to learn more about intelligent design, network with other students and scientists, and participate in these important discussions. Follow the link provided to see a full lineup of speakers and