Intelligent Design

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Cascading Problems

Doctor Howard Glicksman explains the cascading problems in our body. If you solve one problem, then you have another, and another, all at once. You need oxygen, hence a respiratory system. But the oxygen doesn’t dissolve well, so you need hemoglobin. But that requires kidney cells to control them, and on and on. Who’s managing the red blood cells!? Glicksman Read More ›

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Coherence in the Human Body

Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses the coherence of systems in the human body, the necessity that each part in the system has to be specialized to solve a sub-problem. The parts have to be just the way they are. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://www.YourDesignedBody.com Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, Read More ›

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Control of Breathing

Doctor Howard Glicksman discusses the control of breathing and the system that communicates the need for oxygen: when and how much, whether sleeping or running. The body knows what it needs to do to keep you alive. Glicksman is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://www.YourDesignedBody.com Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or Read More ›

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Life is a Hard Problem

Howard Glicksman, a physician, discusses how life is a hard problem because there are multiple problems that have to be solved. For example, at the cellular level, everything in the cell has to be contained. Diffusion and osmosis must be controlled. Glicksman is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://www.YourDesignedBody.com Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard Read More ›

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Our Body’s Immune System

Howard Glicksman discusses our body’s immune system. Glicksman is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://www.YourDesignedBody.com Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Designed Body, systems engineer Steve Laufmann and physician Howard Glicksman explore this extraordinary system of thousands of ingenious and interdependent engineering solutions that Read More ›

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Does God Exist? A Conversation with Tom Holland, Stephen Meyer, and Douglas Murray
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Does God Exist? A Conversation with Tom Holland, Stephen Meyer, and Douglas Murray

Does God exist? Something — a being, a power — that’s supernatural? That is, an entity that we’re unable to perceive with our five senses but that’s still real? Ever since the Enlightenment, the knowing, urbane, sophisticated answer has been, “Of course not.” Now a historian, a scientist, and a journalist talk it over and reveal new threads in the Read More ›

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The Human Body’s Intelligent Design

Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses the systems in the human body that require intelligent design to come about. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body. Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Designed Body, systems engineer Steve Laufmann and physician Howard Glicksman explore this extraordinary system Read More ›

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Is The Human Body Poorly Designed?

Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses how to evaluate design and whether the human body is poorly designed. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://www.YourDesignedBody.com. Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Designed Body, systems engineer Steve Laufmann and physician Howard Glicksman explore this extraordinary system Read More ›

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The Push Pull Principle

Howard Glicksman discusses the crucial push pull principle in the body, noting the heart as just one example. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body. Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Designed Body, systems engineer Steve Laufmann and physician Howard Glicksman explore this extraordinary Read More ›

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The Respiratory System (Your Designed Body)

Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses the respiratory system. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://YourDesignedBody.com Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Designed Body, systems engineer Steve Laufmann and physician Howard Glicksman explore this extraordinary system of thousands of ingenious and interdependent engineering solutions that Read More ›

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The Two Hard Problems in Life (Your Designed Body)

There are two really hard problems in life. The first is simply, being alive. And secondarily, reproducing life. Both are extraordinarily complicated. Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses these two hard problems. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://YourDesignedBody.com Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Read More ›

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Cascading Problems: The Case of Oxygen

We know what happens if we don’t get oxygen. In about two minutes, you’re in deep, deep trouble. But how do I get oxygen to thirty trillion cells in my body? Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses the cascading problems of oxygen. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://YourDesignedBody.com. Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering Read More ›

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The Body’s Supply Chain Problem

Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses the human body’s supply chain problem. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://YourDesignedBody.com. Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Designed Body, systems engineer Steve Laufmann and physician Howard Glicksman explore this extraordinary system of thousands of ingenious and interdependent Read More ›

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The Mother of All Chicken & Egg Problems

Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses “the mother of all chicken and egg problems” that can be found in the human body. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body: https://www.YourDesignedBody.com Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Designed Body, systems engineer Steve Laufmann and physician Howard Glicksman Read More ›

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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 ›
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John Lennox on the Transhumanist Claim AI Will Turn Humans into Gods

In this bonus interview for the series Science Uprising, mathematician John Lennox discusses the threats and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), especially the claim by transhumanists that AI will create a race of god-like super-humans. Lennox compares the transhumanist claims to his Christian understanding of the future of humanity. Read More ›
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The Systems Biology Revolution

What light does systems biology shed on the intelligent design of living things in nature? Biologist Emily Reeves explores how systems biology helps us better understand the intelligent design of nature. This presentation was taped at the 2022 Westminster Conference on Science and Faith in the greater Philadelphia area, which was jointly sponsored by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Read More ›