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Listen: West, Boyer, and the “Darwin Woodstock”


On a new episode of ID the Future, podcaster and Forbes contributor Jerry Bowyer concludes a conversation with John West about the intelligent design documentary film Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines.

They discuss German paleontologist Günter Bechly, who changed his mind about Darwinism after reading a book by the main protagonist of the film, Dr. Behe. This was in the context of Dr. Bechly’s organizing a major museum exhibit celebrating the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species. What an irony for evolutionists to suffer such a major defection in the middle of what Boyer amusingly calls the “Darwin Woodstock.”

Download the podcast or listen to it here.

West also shares a fascinating postscript to the story. And he and Bowyer go on to discuss an upcoming Discovery Institute film, the award-winning Human Zoos, which explores Darwin-inspired scientific racism in the early 20th century.

Human Zoos premieres in Seattle on May 8. The Seattle screening is free, but registration is required, and you can register now.

Photo: Woodstock Festival, opening ceremony, with Swami Satchidananda, by Mark Goff [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.