Natural Sciences

Darwin or Design

Jason Rennie

Darwin or Design is a collection of interviews with 25 people on both sides of the intelligent design question. There are interviews on what evolutionary theory currently thinks, what is intelligent design, the philosophy of science, ID and The Law and ma

Episodes

Rob Sawyer, Calculating God
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2017-09-22 13:49:38 UTC 25:27
Rob Sawyer, Calculating God

In the last chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with science fiction author Rob Sawyer about his book Calculating God and his thoughts on the ID movement.

Geoff Simmons, Darwinism, ID & Medicine
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2017-09-22 13:49:38 UTC 27:41
Geoff Simmons, Darwinism, ID & Medicine

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Geoff Simmons M.D. Geoff Simmons is a practicing medical doctor and a author, so we talk about his recent books and the relevance of Darwinism to his practice as a doctor.

Denyse O'Leary, ID & The Media
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2017-09-22 13:49:38 UTC 22:52
Denyse O'Leary, ID & The Media

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Denyse O'Leary. Denyse O'Leary is a Canadian author, journalist, and blogger. We talk about Intelligent Design and the media from her unique perspective

John Davison, The Price of Dissent
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2017-09-22 13:49:38 UTC 30:11
John Davison, The Price of Dissent

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr John Davison. Dr Davison has dissented from the Darwinian conception of origins for all of his academic career. Something of a maverick Dr Davison seems to attract critics from both sides of the fence but does have some interesting ideas.

Steve Fuller, ID & Social Epistemology
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2017-09-22 13:49:38 UTC 19:12
Steve Fuller, ID & Social Epistemology

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Steve Fuller. We discuss the idea of Social Epistemology, what it is and how it is relevant to the question of Intelligent Design. Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, England. Originally trained in history and philosophy of science, he is best known for the research programme of 'social epistemology', which is the title of a journal he founded in 1987 and the first of his dozen books. His most recent books relevant to the interview are Science vs. Religion? Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution (Polity, 2007) and The Knowledge Book: Key Concepts in Philosophy, Science and Culture (Acumen and McGill-Queens University Press, 2007).

Donald McConnell, Intelligent Design, Creationism and The Law
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2017-09-22 13:49:38 UTC 34:42
Donald McConnell, Intelligent Design, Creationism and The Law

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dean Donald McConnell of Trinity Law School. We talk about ID, Creationism and the Law. Professor McConnell practiced real estate litigation with the firm of Harbin & Frost. previously he was with Baker, Hostetler, McCutchen, Black, where he practiced personal injury defense and commercial shipping litigation, including representation of Underwriters of Lloyds of London defending their insured companies and vessels. Professor McConnell has taught at Trinity Law School since 1988. He is a past recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. Professor McConnell teaches Legal Institutions and Values.

Henry Schaefer, Science and Religion
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2017-09-22 13:49:38 UTC 14:40
Henry Schaefer, Science and Religion

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Henry Schaefer. Dr Schaefer and I discuss the idea of science and religion with a particular emphasis on the relationship of Christianity to science from Dr Schaefer's perspective.

Massimo Pigliucci, Evolutionary Epistemology and ID
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2017-09-22 13:49:38 UTC 28:35
Massimo Pigliucci, Evolutionary Epistemology and ID

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Massimo Pigliucci. Dr Pigliucci is a Professor of Ecology and Evolution as well as of Philosophy at Stony Brook University in New York. His research is on questions of nature vs. nurture and on the conceptual issues in evolutionary theory.He received a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Ferrara in Italy, a PhD in Botany from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has published more than 75 technical papers and several books on evolutionary biology. His most recent technical book is Making Sense of Evolution: Toward a Coherent Picture of Evolutionary Theory. Prof. Pigliucci has been awarded the prestigious Dobzhansky Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution.In 2004 he has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement ofScience for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudoscientific attack.

Del Ratzsch, Can ID be Science ?
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Del Ratzsch, Can ID be Science ?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Del Ratzsch. Dr Ratzsch is a philosopher of science and joins us to talk about whether or not intelligent design can be science or not.

David Livingstone, Evolution and Christianity, The History
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 32:38
David Livingstone, Evolution and Christianity, The History

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr David Livingstone. Dr Livingstone teaches at the Queens University in Belfast and he talks to us about the history of evolution and Christianity and the interaction between the two.

Georgia Purdom, Isn't ID just Creationism in Disguise?
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Georgia Purdom, Isn't ID just Creationism in Disguise?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Georgia Purdom. Dr Purdom works for Answers in Genesis and is a molecular geneticist and bona fide Young Earth Creationist. I talk to her about the similarities and the differences between ID and YEC and where she thinks ID falls short.

Ryan Nichols, Are ID and Theology Inseperable?
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Ryan Nichols, Are ID and Theology Inseperable?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Ryan Nichols. Dr Nichols wrote an interesting paper called Scientific content, testability, and the vacuity of Intelligent Design. So we chat about that.

Glenn Morton, Can ID work in Biology ?
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Glenn Morton, Can ID work in Biology ?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Glenn Morton. Glenn and I talk about his take on the current ID debate and where he sees problems with the current approach.

Scott Turner, The problem of Design
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Scott Turner, The problem of Design

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Scott Turner. Dr Turner and I talk about the idea of Intelligent Design. Where it goes right and wrong and questions surrounding asking such questions.

Elliot Sober, ID and the Philosophy of Science
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 10:46
Elliot Sober, ID and the Philosophy of Science

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Elliot Sober. Dr Sober has taught at University of Wisconsin Madison since 1974. He is currently Hans Reichenbach Professor of Philosophy and a William Vilas Research Professor. His research is in philosophy of science, especially in the philosophy of evolutionary biology. Sober's books include The Nature of Selection -- Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus (MIT Press, 1984; 2nd edition, University of Chicago Press, 1993), Reconstructing the Past -- Parsimony, Evolution, and Inference (MIT Press, 1988), Philosophy of Biology (Westview Press, 1993), >From a Biological Point of View -- Essays in Evolutionary Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 1994), and, most recently (with David Sloan Wilson) Unto Others -- The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior (Harvard University Press, 1998).

Mike Gene, What is Front Loading ?
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 23:37
Mike Gene, What is Front Loading ?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Mike Gene. We talk about Mike's forthcoming book The Design Matrix and we discuss the idea of front loading in biology. Mike contributes regularly to the blog Telic Thoughts as well.

James Shapiro, Sentient Cells?
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James Shapiro, Sentient Cells?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr James Shapiro. Dr Shapiro is a part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago. Dr Shapiro and I talk about his work on sentient cells and other radical ways for looking at how bacteria work. It should be noted that Dr Shapiro is not really an ID advocate but instead advances a non-Darwinian approach to evolution based on discoveries about natural genetic engineering. Dr Shapiro thinks the evidence for descent with modifications has been strengthened by genome sequencing but suspects that molecular genetics is inconsistent with Darwinian notions of gradualism and accidental genetic change.

Joey Campana, Does ID research actually exist?
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Joey Campana, Does ID research actually exist?

n this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Joey Campana. Joey is the designing mind behind the website ResearchID.org. This website functions as a clearing house for ID related research and he tells us all about it.

Guillermo Gonzalez, The Privileged Planet
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 17:27
Guillermo Gonzalez, The Privileged Planet

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Guillermo Gonzalez. We discuss the idea of a Privileged Planet, what it is and how it can be tested.

Angus Menuge, Agency and how to identify it
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 18:29
Angus Menuge, Agency and how to identify it

n this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Angus Menuge. Dr. Angus Menuge is co-Director of The Cranach Institute (www.cranach.org) and Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin. He was raised in England and became an American citizen in 2005. He holds a BA in philosophy from Warwick University, a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a DCA in apologetics from the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights, Strasbourg, France. Dr. Menuge’s research interests include philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, Christianity and culture, and apologetics. He is editor of C. S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands (Crossway, 1997), Christ and Culture in Dialogue (Concordia Publishing House, 1999), and Reading God’s World: The Scientific Vocation (Concordia Publishing House, 2004). He is author of Agents Under Fire: Materialism and the Rationality of Science (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), Science and the Savior (Concordia Publishing House, 2004), Aslan’s World (Concordia Publishing House, 2006) and Christian Vocation (Concordia Publishing House, 2007).

Mike Behe, What is Irreducible Complexity ?
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 17:52
Mike Behe, What is Irreducible Complexity ?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I talk with Dr Mike Behe of Lehigh University. We talk about the different ideas in Dr Behe’s two books The Edge of Evolution and Darwin’s Black Box.

Salvador Cordova, What is ID?
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 20:21
Salvador Cordova, What is ID?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I chat with Salvador Cordova.Salvador Cordova is a consultant/engineer in the aerospace, defense and financial industry. He volunteers his time at various college campuses, meeting with students and professors who are interested in exploring the hypothesis of intelligent design. He has appeared on national TV, various radio shows, in newspaper articles, magazines, and books. Salvador and I talk about what ID is and how it works.

Nick Matzke, Can the flagellum evolve
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 29:28
Nick Matzke, Can the flagellum evolve

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I chat with for NCSE staff member Nick Matzke about research he did on understanding the evolutionary origins of the bacterial flagellum, that icon of the ID movement.

Sean Carroll, What is Evo Devo ?
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 20:18
Sean Carroll, What is Evo Devo ?

In this chapter of Darwin or Design, I chat with Evolutionary Biologist Sean Carroll. We talk about the field of evolutionary developmental biology and he brings us up to speed on what is happening in the field.

PZ Myers, An overview of Evolution and ID
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2017-09-22 13:49:39 UTC 15:49
PZ Myers, An overview of Evolution and ID

In this opening chapter of Darwin or Design, I chat with Biologist and staunch Darwinist, PZ Myers.