The elegance of nature: randomly evolved or purposefully designed? The answer lies in the cell. Michael Behe explores the building blocks of the life. Discover an unseen world of genetic coding, fabulous integrated systems, and astonishing machines. It’s not your typical biology class. It’s a five part series on complexity in nature: DNA, genes, mutation, and new science on the Read More ›
Is homology due to common descent or common design? Is descent with modification overwhelmingly obvious? The standard definition of homology is the similarity of the structure, physiology, or development of different species of organisms based upon their descent from a common evolutionary ancestor- the structural identity of parts in distinct species such as the human hand, the wing of a Read More ›
David Berlinski — senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and best-selling author of numerous books including The Devil’s Delusion, The Deniable Darwin, and his latest offering, Human Nature — joins Ben to discuss evolution, religion, science, gender, philosophy, and much more.
00:06 | What is your area of research interest? 00:34 | What made you doubt the widely accepted neo-Darwinian explanation? 02:15 |Is there really a multitude of indirect forms in the fossil record confirming the gradual emergence of new species? 03:23 | Was the “sudden” appearance of new forms of living organisms during the so-called Cambrian explosion an individual event Read More ›
00:06 | What is your area of research interest? 00:48 | What made you doubt the universally accepted neo-Darwinian explanation? 02:40 | Does the accumulation of minor mutations cause evolutionary changes on a larger scale? 04:00 | What is the difference between microevolution and macroevolution? 05:19 | Does intelligent design theory lead to the development of science?
Interview with biochemist Stephen C. Meyer, a philosopher from the Discovery Institute in the USA 00:29 | What is intelligent design theory? 01:33 | Is intelligent design theory empirically testable? 02:38 | Does intelligent design theory lead to scientific predictions? 04:36 | Can intelligent design theory be the basis for new research? 06:58 | Is ID theory religiously motivated? 08:10 Read More ›
Biochemist Michael Denton invites you to join in the great debate over evolution and design in nature! Watch this new interview with Denton from Poland’s En Arche Foundation in support of a new set of translations of major intelligent design books. 00:44 | What is your research area? 02:29 | What made you doubt the common neo-Darwinian explanation? 04:20 | Read More ›
Since he first shook up the science world with his groundbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box, biologist Michael Behe has been fielding questions about intelligent design and evolution from scientists and non-scientists alike. Questions posed to Behe over the years since have ranged from technical to general, from philosophical to critical. Now, as we make his first online course publicly available, Read More ›
Evolution. You learned about it in high school. It goes like this: Life started out with very simple forms and then gradually, over hundreds of millions of years, morphed into all the forms we see today. Bacteria to Beethoven. Not a straight line, of course…but that’s roughly how it went. This was the theory proposed by Charles Darwin in 1859, Read More ›