Are humans the accidental products of a blind and uncaring universe? Or are they the beneficiaries of a cosmic order that was planned beforehand to help them flourish? Excerpted from the documentary “Privileged Species.” For more information visit http://privilegedspecies.com/. Privileged Species is a 33-minute documentary by Discovery Institute that explores growing evidence from physics, chemistry, biology, and related fields that Read More ›
Join biochemist and bestselling author Michael Behe as he explores “reducible” and “irreducible” complexity at the foundation of life in Episode 2 of his series “Secrets of the Cell.” Further Exploration Use the links below to explore more about the issues raised in this episode. More about Michael Behe WEBSITE: MichaelBehe.com More about Irreducible Complexity WEB PAGE: “What Is Irreducible Read More ›
Discover the amazing world of micro-machines inside our cells — and learn about biochemist Michael Behe’s personal quest to understand what brought them about. Further Exploration Use the links below to explore more about the issues raised in this episode. More about Michael Behe Michael Behe biography Michael Behe books and articles VIDEO: Michael Behe: Up Close and Personal VIDEO: Read More ›
Are we running out of resources? That’s been a hotly debated question since the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s book The Population Bomb in 1968. The Stanford University biologist warned that population growth would result in the exhaustion of resources and a global catastrophe. University of Maryland economist and Cato Institute’s Senior Fellow Julian Simon, in contrast, argued that humans would 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?