How a Perfect Solar Eclipse Suggests Intelligent Design

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What do you know about eclipses? Join us today with this classic ID The Future episode from August of 2017, when a perfect solar eclipse was seen in the US. Here, CSC Senior Fellow Jay Richards explains how perfect solar eclipses are the tip of an iceberg-size design argument found in a book he co-wrote, The Privileged Planet. The conditions for a habitable planet (right distance from the right size star, a big but not too big moon that is the right distance away to stabilize Earth’s tilt and circulate its oceans) are also conditions that make perfect solar eclipses from the Earth’s surface much more likely. And perfect eclipses aren’t just eerie and beautiful. They’ve helped scientists test and discover things, and are part of a larger pattern: The conditions needed for a habitable place in the cosmos correlate with the conditions well suited for scientific discovery. As Richards notes, this correlation is inexplicable if the cosmos is the product of chance. But if it’s intelligently designed with creatures like us in mind, it’s just what we might expect.

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Math, Computers and Evolution: Robert Marks on Searches and Artificial Intelligence

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On this episode of ID the Future, CSC Director of Communications Rob Crowther talks with Robert Marks, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University, about Marks’s new book, Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics. Listen in as Marks shares about how he and William Dembski originally connected and began researching the subject in 2007, how intelligent design can inform thinking on artificial intelligence, and what a “search for a search” in evolution means! Continue reading

How Water’s Chemistry Helps Make Life on Earth Possible

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On this episode of ID The Future, we bring you a clip from the documentary Privileged Species a clip arguing that water possesses many unique properties that appear finely tuned to allow for life on Earth. Continue reading