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Toward an Information-First View of Reality

On a classic episode of ID the Future from the vault, host Dr. John West continues his conversation with Dr. Bill Dembski as they discuss Dr. Dembski's 2014 book Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information. Listen in as Dr. Dembski explains 3 central points at the heart of his book: the Tang problem, the problem of no, and transposition. Tang?! What does a breakfast drink have to do with information theory? Tune in to find out! Read More ›
Roundtable on Human Uniqueness

Roundtable on Human Uniqueness

A roundtable discussion exploring what makes humans unique featuring Dr. John West, Vice President, Discovery Institute; Dr. Casey Luskin, Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture, Discovery Institute; Dr. Robert J. Marks, Director, Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence, Discovery Institute; and Dr. Mark Garcia, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary. This roundtable was part of Read More ›


Answering Questions about Science and Faith

Philosopher Stephen Meyer, theologian Vern Poythress, engineer Stuart Burgess, and biologist Jonathan McLatchie answer questions about science and faith posed to them at the Westminster Conference on Science and Faith. Read More ›

Actor Max McLean Discusses His New C.S. Lewis Film “The Most Reluctant Convert”

Actor Max McLean discusses his new film about the life of C. S. Lewis, "The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis," with Discovery Institute Vice President John West, editor of the book "The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society." Read More ›

C.S. Lewis, Science, and the Occult

Award-winning British producer and director Norman Stone discusses his new biopic on C.S. Lewis, The Most Reluctant Convert, with Discovery Institute Vice President John West. The freewheeling conversation covers a wide range of topics, including Lewis’s view of science, the problems of reductionist science, Lewis’s attraction to and rejection of the occult (and the strange connection between the occult and scientific materialism), Bertrand Russell’s atheism, the women in C.S. Lewis’s life (not just Joy Gresham), and even the strange fate of C.S. Lewis’s old rooms in Oxford (you’ll never guess what’s in there now!). Plus, John tries his best to convince Norman that he should do a film version of Lewis’s sci-fi novel That Hideous Strength. Read More ›

Michael Behe: A Mousetrap for Darwin

Biochemist Michael Behe, author of Darwin’s Black Box, Darwin Devolves, and other books, discusses his new book A Mousetrap for Darwin: Michael J. Behe Answers His Critics with John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture, and fields questions from an international audience.