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Darwin in Kindergarten: Brought to You by the National Science Foundation

Sarah Chaffee
April 9, 2021
On this ID the Future from the vault, Sarah Chaffee describes taxpayer-funded research exploring the most effective ways to pre-condition young minds to accept neo-Darwinism. The National Science Foundation awarded Boston University a grant of just under $1.5 million for their project, “Evolving Minds in Early Elementary School: Foundations for a Learning Sequence on Natural Selection Using Stories.” Listen in.

Michael Medved and Stephen Meyer on the Return of the God Hypothesis

Stephen C. Meyer
April 7, 2021
Today’s ID the Future features, by permission, a recent conversation between radio show host Michael Medved and philosopher of science Stephen Meyer as they discuss Meyer’s new book, Return of the God Hypothesis. Listen in as Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, provides a swift flyover of 500 years of scientific history, in which he traces the rise, fall, and rise again of a paradigm Meyer refers to as “the God hypothesis.” To learn more about Meyer’s new book and see the growing list of enthusiastic reviews from top scientists, go to ReturnoftheGodHypothesis.com.

Origin of Life’s Purple Unicorn: Protocells

Rob Stadler
April 5, 2021
On today’s ID the Future, host Eric Anderson sits down with Rob Stadler, co-author with Change Tan of The Stairway To Life: An Origin-Of-Life Reality Check. The topic of discussion–protocells. Stadler notes that the simplest existing single-celled organisms are far too sophisticated to have emerged through a blind process of prebiotic evolution. He further notes that this is widely acknowledged in the origin-of-life community, but those committed to a purely materialistic origin of the first life have a fallback explanation–protocells. That is, early biological structures far simpler than anything we find today. An intriguing hypothesis, but the problems with it, according to Stadler, are legion. Tune in as Stadler and Anderson walk through several lines of evidence that appear to Read More ›

Mind Matters

Bruce Gordon On Idealism and the Nature of Reality (Part I)

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Michael Egnor
April 8, 2021
What is the fundamental nature of reality? Is reality more like a mind, or more like a physical object? What is panpsychism? Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear guest host Michael Egnor interview Dr. Bruce Gordon on idealism. Gordon explores different varieties of idealism, the insights of past philosophers, and the theories of contemporary thinkers. Show Notes 00:43…

The Chaitin Interview V: Chaitin’s Number

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Robert J. Marks
April 1, 2021
Listen in as Robert J. Marks picks the mind of Professor Gregory Chaitin about Chaitin’s number – a number that has been called “mystical and magical”. How does this number work? Why do some people call it “Chaitin’s constant”? What is the usefulness of philosophizing in mathematics? Show Notes 00:27 | Introducing Gregory Chaitin and Chaitin’s number 01:32 | Chaitin’s…

The Chaitin Interview IV: Knowability and Unknowability

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Robert J. Marks
March 25, 2021
What does it mean for something to be unknowable? Is creativity non-computable? Do all things have a level of consciousness? Jump into today’s podcast, where Robert J. Marks continues his discussion with Gregory Chaitin about mathematical theory and philosophy. Show Notes 00:23 | Introducing Gregory Chaitin 00:40 | What is unknowability? 06:07 | Does non-computable mean unknowable? 09:43 | A…