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Jaw Dropping: Nature’s Irreducibly Complex Linkage Mechanisms

On today’s ID the Future, Bristol University engineer Stuart Burgess dives deeper into the engineering marvels of such sea creatures as the parrotfish, sling-jaw wrasse, mantis shrimp, and the deep sea dragonfish, with a particular focus on the amazing linkage mechanisms found in these creatures. Read More ›
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Navigating the Evolution Controversy on College Campuses

On this ID the Future from the vault, Nate Herbst of The God Solution and the Center for Science and Culture’s Casey Luskin discuss their experiences as students in science courses interacting with professors over the evolution controversy. Luskin offers some suggested do’s and don’ts, and describes how involvement in a student club first awakened his interest in the intelligent design debate. Read More ›
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Untangler of Knots: The Amazing Topoisomerase Molecular Machine

Topoisomerase II is an extremely important enzyme in your cells that is designed to untangle knots and supercoils in DNA strands that arise during replication and transcription. It does this by grabbing two tangled DNA segments, holding one steady while it breaks the other segment in two, and then passing the first segment through the break. The second segment is then reconnected, and the two DNA segments are released, having been successfully untangled. Without topoisomerases, chromosomes would become an impossible mess, making DNA replication, transcription, and cell duplication impossible. Read More ›
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Darwin’s Rhetorical Foundation of Sand: Theological Utilitarianism

On this ID the Future, biophysicist Cornelius Hunter explores Charles Darwin’s theological arguments for his theory of evolution. By theological, Hunter doesn’t mean that Darwin was arguing for theistic evolution. He means that Darwin received what is known as theological utilitarianism from the intellectual culture of his youth, which had strong deistic tendencies. Read More ›
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William Dembski: Gauging the Success of Intelligent Design

Mathematician and philosopher William A. Dembski explains the theory of intelligent design and examines its successes and challenges over the past decades. A founding Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute's Center for Science and culture, Dembski currently serves as a member of Discovery Institute's board of directors and as a Distinguished Fellow of its Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Dembski holds PhDs from the University of Chicago (mathematics) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (philosophy). He has held National Science Foundation graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books about intelligent design and other topics, including The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities (Cambridge University Press), No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased without Intelligence (Rowman & Littlefield), The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science (ISI Books), The Design Revolution (IVP), Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA (Cambridge University Press), and Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information (Routledge). This talk was originally offered as part of the 2021 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith sponsored by Discovery Institute. Read More ›