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.
On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid reads the afterword to Michael Aeschliman’s newly revised and expanded The Restoration of Man: C. S. Lewis and the Continuing Case Against Scientism. As Aeschliman explains, Lewis neither deified nor defied science, but he did insist that science idolatry was the grave and present danger of our age. Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid continues his conversation with science historian Michael Keas on myths of science and religion, based on Keas’ new work from ISI Books, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. This time the myth comes not from the past but the future. Read More ›
On this episode of ID The Future from the vault, Dr. John West, Associate Director for Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, discusses the attempts by many Darwinists to relegate intelligent design to the humanities, equating it with creationism so as to avoid discussion of its scientific merits. Read More ›
On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a few cases of scientism acting as a quasi-religion. For many people, science– and evolution in particular–gives their lives a sense of meaning, providing an overarching vision of something larger than themselves. These recent pieces of science news illustrate exactly how evolutionary thinking can serve in the role of religious faith as scientific claims are made that go far beyond the evidence. For more on C.S. Lewis’ warnings against scientism, watch the short documentary The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism
On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin takes a critical look at Thinking Evolutionarily, a new book by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences that is geared towards helping teachers teach evolution. This book contains typical exaggerations of the importance of Darwinian evolution for an understanding of science, and at the same time maintains that accepting evolutionary theory means recognizing a “fundamental randomness and unpredictability, a lack of grand design.” Such a statement is revealing of a fundamental conflict between Darwinian evolution and religion.
On this episode of ID the Future, host David Boze interviews Casey Luskin about the controversy surrounding the passage of Tennessee’s Senate Bill 893. This bill supports academic freedom in the classroom by protecting the rights of teachers to discuss scientific controversies, including the controversies over Darwinian evolutionary theory. Read More ›
On this episode of ID The Future, Dr. John West, Associate Director for Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, discusses the attempts by many Darwinists to relegate intelligent design to the humanities, equating it with creationism so as to avoid discussion of its scientific merits. West also talks about the mistaken notion that science and faith are incompatible: “Regardless of whether someone happens to be religious or not, they have the right to participate in the public life, and that includes in science and the arts.”
Dr. Jack Collins, Sr. Fellow at the Discovery Institute, answers the center question by going through definitions, history, and various aspirations of past and present theologians and religious groups. Listen to how he surprisingly answers the question.