When the American Museum of Natural History Promoted Eugenics

This classic episode of ID the Future could have been titled Nightmare at the Museum. In this episode, Discovery Institute’s John West introduces listeners to a shocking chapter of American history, drawing from his new documentary, Human Zoos: America’s Forgotten History of Scientific Racism. Continue reading

John West on Darwin’s Culturally Corrosive Idea, Pt. 2

I bought a roll of unexposed film that expired in 1974 on eBay, but when it came it turned out the roll was already exposed!So I sent it off to the lovely folks at Harman Lab who took on the challenge of developing this 45 year old roll of film.Here are the scans, completely unaltered in all their psychedelic glory.

On this episode of ID the Future, hear the second half of Discovery Institute’s John West’s talk given at the 2020 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith, on how Darwinism has corroded Western culture. In this portion he examines the morally poisoning effects of Darwinism on marriage, sexual ethics, and religion, such that virtually anything can be defended as OK, and no particular culture’s ethic is to be preferred over another. Humankind’s spiritual purpose has likewise been eroded. Yet West closes with hope: science in our generation is discovering more and more signs of intelligent design and purpose in nature, and young researchers are learning that materialism shouldn’t be the foregone conclusion of contemporary science.



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John West on Darwin’s Culturally Corrosive Idea, Pt. 1

A macro of a deteriorating leaf

On this episode of ID the Future, catch the first half of talk political scientist John West recently gave on how Darwinism has poisoned Western culture. In the lecture, delivered at the 2020 Dallas Conference on Science & Faith, West explores how Darwin’s purely materialistic theory of evolution drained meaning from nature, undercut the idea of inherent human dignity, and fueled the rise of scientific racism in the twentieth century. 



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