Michael Denton

Senior Fellow, the Center for Science & Culture and the Center on Human Exceptionalism


Dr. Michael Denton: Extraordinary Fine-Tuning Permits Human Use of Fire

On this episode of ID the Future, Robert Crowther interviews Dr. Michael Denton about the film Fire-Maker, released on DVD today. Denton discusses how finely-tuned conditions allowing for both combustion and human life fostered development of technology and describes how it is a ‘close call’ that we are even able to make fires. Order your copy of Fire-Maker today!

Listen to Clip from New Short Documentary, The Biology of the Baroque

On this episode of ID the Future, we feature a short clip from The Biology of the Baroque: The Mystery of Non-Adaptive Order. This documentary is based on a novel and incisive argument from Discovery Institute biologist Michael Denton, in his new book, Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis. Evolutionists have good reason for demanding that we avert our eyes from biology’s delicate artfulness. None of that, after all, is explicable in light of the Darwinian theory that natural selection retains only what is useful from a “technical standpoint” of reproductive success. In the book and the video, Dr. Denton puts this quality of superfluous, luxurious “non-adaptive order” front and center.

Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis – Special Preview

Biologist Michael Denton published the groundbreaking Evolution: A Theory in Crisis more than 30 years ago. On this episode of ID the Future, we will be giving you a special preview of biologist Michael Denton’s new book, Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis, and hearing from Denton and biochemist Michael Behe.

Dr. Michael Denton: Paradigm Shifts, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his conversation with Dr. Michael Denton. Dr. Denton elaborates on the concept of bottom-up, versus top-down, causation, and which is the better explanation for the world we live in.

Dr. Michael Denton: Paradigm Shifts, pt. 1

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey sits down with Senior Fellow Dr. Michael Denton for a discussion of paradigm shifts in science. Dr. Denton reflects on paradigm shifts that he’s witnessed in his lifetime and how his own thinking has changed over the years, and also looks at how these shifts challenge Darwinian evolution in new ways.

Michael Denton: Remarkable Coincidences in Photosynthesis

On this episode of ID the Future, we listen in on a a few minutes from a lecture given by CSC Senior Fellow Michael Denton. We’ve all heard of the importance of photosynthesis as an oxygen creating process. In this segment, Denton explains the “remarkable set of coincidences” which makes the creation of oxygen through photosynthesis possible. From the specific energy of visible light to the unique properties of water, this degree of improbability screams DESIGN.

Dr. Michael Denton on Evidence of Fine-Tuning in the Universe

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Michael Denton, a Senior Fellow of the CSC who holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Denton is the author of Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, which has been credited with influencing both Phillip Johnson and Michael Behe, as well as Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe, which elaborates on the evidence of design in nature. Luksin and Denton discuss the ways in which the universe is uniquely fit for carbon-based life, and perhaps even human life. Denton argues that when it comes to evidence of fine-tuning in the universe, the more you look, the more you find. Tune in to discover what Read More ›

Berlinski & Denton, pt. 4: Envisioning a Post-Darwinian Science

On this episode of ID The Future, mathematician David Berlinski and biochemist Michael Denton discuss what a post-Darwinian future will look like as it relates to mathematics and biology. Berlinski explores the timelessness of numbers, while Denton expounds on his compelling top-down view of biology.

Michael Denton and the coming downfall of the mechanistic view in cell biology

On today’s program, Dr. Michael Denton discusses why he foresees the downfall of the mechanistic view, at least in cell biology, and the exhaustion of materialist researches into the origin of life. Conversely, Denton finds validity in Stephen Meyer’s The Signature in the Cell, and in the proposition that intelligence was at work in the origin of life, and well before.