Intelligent Design is an idea that is capturing the attention of many in the scientific community. Why? Because more and more are finding fault with the ideas posited by Charles Darwin. Join us for a fascinating conversation between two scientists – one a supporter of ID and the other, not. What they both have in common, however, is the recognition of the complete failure of modern evolutionary theory to explain the survival of, let alone the arrival of, life.
Our guest today understands the firestorm swirling around the transgender debate. She knows that the transgender journey for loved ones and family members is both heart-wrenching and painful. Join us as she shares her story and teaches us how to have calm in the midst of this cultural storm.
Scott Turner is a biologist with the State University of New York and currently a visiting scholar at Cambridge University whose scientific career has been a long intellectual journey “up from Darwinism,” ultimately to conclude that he is no longer a Darwinist. His journey can also be traced in print, in three books: The Extended Organism, The Tinkerer’s Accomplice, and most recently Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something Alive and Why Modern Darwinism Fails to Explain It. In this latest book, Turner argues that evolution is a cognitive phenomenon, driven largely by the intentionality that is a fundamental property of life.
Stephen Meyer received his PhD in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge, and has for many years been the leading proponent of intelligent design theory, which argues that it is inescapable that the design we see in nature must be driven by intelligence of some sort. He has made this case in his well-received books Signature in the Cell and the New York Times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt.
Denise Shick is the founder and director of Help4Families, an outreach that brings an understanding of the emotional pain and spiritual confusion that people face when a loved one has gender-identity confusion. She is the author of My Daddy’s Secret, leads a church-based support group for people with sexual addiction and was the Administrator of Family related issues with TGIF (Transgender International Fellowship). Denise has worked in crisis pregnancy counseling, a substance abuse clinic and started an abstinence program.