Intelligent Design and the Future of Science
Filmed at Biola University April 22-24, 2004
Featuring Phillip Johnson, William Dembski, Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells , Paul Nelson, J.P. Moreland, and others
12 Lectures on DVD
Save 30% when you purchase the set
In April 2004 over 30 scientists and educators addressed a conference crowd of over 500 at Biola University on the topic of Intelligent Design and the Future of Science. If there is mounting evidence for intelligent design in nature, then how will this impact how we do science? The list of speakers included Phillip Johnson, William Dembski, Jonathan Wells, Michael Behe, Michael Ruse, William Provine, Marcus Ross, Stephen Meyer, Jed Macosko, John Bloom, J.P. Moreland, Paul Nelson, Robin Collins, Jay Richards, Guillermo Gonzales, Walter Bradley, Hugh Ross, Fuz Rana, Nancy Pearcey, Richard Weikart, John-Mark Reynolds, Lee Strobel, John Calvert, Craig Hazen, Seth Cooper and many more.
Although we were not able to capture all of the parallel session lectures on video, we gathered a majority of the significant talks on this 12 DVD set. We are also offering a 5 DVD subset for those who want to view some of the highlights in a smaller dose. All of the DVDs can be ordered individually if there is a particular topic that is of interest.
Although each lecture is packed full of valuable information and worth your time, we have two favorites in the bunch: 1) Can Intelligent Design Guide Scientific Research? Lecture by Jonathan Wells and 2) The Cambrian Explosion, lecture by Marcus Ross and Stephen Meyer.
Wells asserts that if Intelligent Design is to be taken seriously in the scientific community, it must be able to solve real-world problems. In order to solve real problems, ID must be able to guide fruitful research. As a first step in that direction, Wells outlines the Theory of Organismal Problem Solving (TOPS) in this lecture. The basics tenets of TOPS include:
- Avoid wasting time on fruitless research
- Let ID guide research
- Find applications in biology and medicine
- Work out the function of cell organelles that are currently poorly understood
- Discover the cellular causes of cancer
Wells points out that Intelligent Design encourages a top-down cellular or organismal perspective rather than a Darwinian bottom-up molecular reductionist perspective. He feels ID can lead to fruitful new research. In closing he summarizes the research he is currently pursuing for cellular causes of cancer based on the ID paradigm.
Our other favorite is The Cambrian Explosion lecture by Ross and Meyer. In our opinion this lecture is the best material available to help the non-specialist understand the significance of the Cambrian Explosion, and the graphics in the presentation make a stunning impact. We are also offering this video as a study kit and bundling it with the recent Darwin, Design and Democracy book, which includes a paper by Ross and Meyer that is the basis of the lecture.
So whether you order, one, five (save 20%) or all twelve DVDs (save 30%), I think you will be impressed with the presentations and update on the latest developments in the ID movement.
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$225 (includes USPS Media Mail shipping to US addresses only)
$255 (includes air shipping to all foreign addresses)