Where Does the Evidence Lead provides compelling scientific evidence for intelligent design (ID).   It traces the origins of the modern ID movement to a group of scientists and scholars who became disillusioned with evolutionary thinking.  Instead, they were persuaded by the evidence that genetic information—the blueprint of all life—requires an intelligent cause.  The DVD is a modularized version of Unlocking the Mystery of Life.  It is ideal for classroom and small group applications in private schools, homeschools, churches, and other organizationsFor information about discussing intelligent design in public schools, download Discovery Institute’s briefing packet for educators.

For a discussion and study guide of Where Does the Evidence Lead?, see Where Does the Evidence Lead? Discussion and Study Guide, by Ryan Huxley of the IDEA Center.

To learn more about the ideas and topics discussed in Where Does the Evidence Lead explore the resources listed below.  They are organized according to the DVD’s specific modules.

Part 1
A new challenge to the theory of natural selection.

What is the modern theory of evolution?

Is there scientific evidence against Darwinian evolution?

Debate: Was Darwin wrong?

Debate: Is there an “edge” to evolution?

Explore Evolution: The Arguments For and Against Neo-Darwinism (Hill House, 2007)

Casey Luskin and Ralph Seelke, “Antibiotic Resistance Revisited”

Jonathan Wells, “Misrepresenting the Galapagos Finches”

Casey Luskin, “Response to the NCSE’s Reply to Explore Evolution on Natural Selection”


Part 2
Exploring the complexity of the living cell.

Part 3
Molecular machines that defy Darwin’s theory.

Michael Behe, “Molecular Machines: Experimental Support for the Design Inference”

Irreducible Complexity: The Challenge to the Darwinian Evolutionary Explanations of many Biochemical Structures

Irreducibly Complex: An Audio Interview with Michael Behe on the Bacterial Flagellum

About Irreducible Complexity: Responding to Darwinists Claiming to Have Explained Away the Challenge of Irreducible Complexity

Casey Luskin, “Molecular Machines in the Cell”

Molecular Machines Animations and Movies

Video: William Dembski on Molecular Machines and the Death of Darwinism

Video: Journey Inside The Cell  


Part 4
Why “chance” cannot explain the origin of life.

Part 5
DNA genetic information, and life on Earth.

Stephen C. Meyer, “Not by chance: From bacterial propulsion systems to human DNA, evidence of intelligent design is everywhere” (National Post of Canada, 2005)

Stephen C. Meyer,  “DNA and the Origin of Life: Information, Specification, and Explanation,” in Darwinism, Design, and Public Education (Michigan State University Press, 2003)

Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2009)

Video: Journey Inside The Cell  

“The Mystery of Life’s Origin: An Interview with Dr. Charles Thaxton,” Part One and Part Two (ID the Future Podcast, July 21 and 25, 2008)

William Dembski, “Intelligent Design as a Theory of Information”

Casey Luskin, “A Response to Dr. Dawkins’ ‘The Information Challenge’” (Evolution News & Views, October 4, 2007)

Casey Luskin, “The NCSE, Judge Jones, and Citation Bluffs About the Origin of New Functional Genetic Information” (Evolution News and Views, March 2, 2010)


Part 6
The scientific evidence for intelligent design.

What is intelligent design?

Jonathan Witt, “A brief history of the scientific theory of intelligent design”

Stephen Meyer, “A Scientific History and Philosophical Defense of the Theory of Intelligent Design”

How do we detect design?

William Dembski, “The Explanatory Filter”

William Dembski, The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

William Dembski, “Detecting Design in the Natural Sciences”

Casey Luskin, “Intelligent design (ID) has scientific merit because it uses the scientific method to make its claims and infers design by testing its positive predictions” (, September 8, 2008)

Casey Luskin, “The Positive Case for Design”

William Dembski, The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design (InterVarsity Press, 2004)