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Debating Intelligent Design, Advice from the Spirit World, and More August 22, 2013
Summary: Two philosphers of science debate intelligent design, and we explore the suprising influence of spirit guides on religious and historical leaders.
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God and Science: Will They Blend? August 22, 2013
About one third of Americans believe in intelligent design, according to a recent Gallup poll. That’s the idea that humans evolved over time from lesser life forms – with the process guided by God. It’s added a new dimension to the old debate over where humans come from and raised serious concern in the scientific world about mixing faith with science. 

Stephen C. Meyer, author of Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
Michael Ruse, Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Florida State University

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Spirits Who Changed History: Leaders and Their Unseen Guides August 22, 2013
From Joan of Arc to Heinrich Himmler, Moses to Muhammad, change-makers of all stripes have heard voices. Some have attributed the voices to God – others to spirits, ghosts or the dead. Whether you believe them or not, this much is true: many of the people who shape our world claim to have done so on the advice of spirits.

Herbie Brennan, author of Whisperers: The Secret History of the Spirit World