Mere Creation: Science, Faith & Intelligent Design

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William A. Dembski
InterVarsity Press, Sep 28, 1998 - Religion - 475 pages
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For over a century, the scientific establishment has ignored challenges to the theory of evolution. But in the last decade such complacency about its scientific and philosophical foundations has been shaken. As cracks in the Darwinian edifice have begun to appear, many are asking whether a defensible alternative exists. In response to this growing crisis, a movement has emerged among scholars exploring the possibility of intelligent design as an explanatory theory in scientific descriptions of the universe. As Michael Behe has proposed in his landmark Darwin's Black Box, at the cellular level there appears to be a high level of irreducible complexity that suggests design. In this book Behe is joined by eighteen other expert academics trained in mathematics, mechanical engineering, philosophy, physical anthropology, physics, astrophysics, biology, ecology and evolutionary biology to investigate the prospects for this emerging school of thought. Challenging the reigning ideology of materialistic naturalism on both scientific and philosophical grounds, these scholars press the case for a radical rethinknig of established evolutionary assumptions.
  

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Review: Mere Creation: Science, Faith and Intelligent Design

User Review  - Jim Goble - Christianbook.com

An excellent overview of intelligent design. Any Christian interested in how to intelligently debunk the evolution myth will find this a profitable source of information. This book will demonstrate that the "science" of evolution is mathematically indefensible. Read full review

Review: Mere Creation: Science, Faith and Intelligent Design

User Review  - Jon - Christianbook.com

Difficult to debunk, huh? As for Behe's work, simply go to talkorigins.org to see responses to his work by professional scientists. As for the cosmological argument, consider that 90% of the universe ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword Henry F Schaefer III
13
Unseating Naturalism
33
Unseating Naturalism Jonathan Wells
51
Design Theory
73
Redesigning Science William A Dembski
93
The Explanatory Power of Design Stephen C Meyer
113
Applying Design Within Biology Paul A Nelson
148
Biological Design
177
Design Chance Theistic Evolution DelRatzsch
289
God of the Gaps John Mark Reynolds
313
Design the Cosmological Argument William Lane Craig
332
Design in the Universe
363
Design in Physics Biology Robert Kaita
385
Godels Question David Berlinski
402
Artificial Life Cellular Automata Robert C Newman
427
How to Sink a Battleship Phillip E Johnson
446

Basic Types of Life Siegfried Scherer
195
Apes or Ancestors? Sigrid HartwigScherer
212
Evolutionary Accounts of Altruism the Problem
236
Philosophy Design
265
The Twentyfirst Century Has Arrived Bruce Chapman
454
Contributors
460
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William Dembski (Ph.D., mathematics, University of Chicago; Ph.D., philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago) is senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He has previously taught at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Dallas. He has done postdoctoral work in mathematics at MIT, in physics at the University of Chicago, and in computer science at Princeton University, and he has been a National Science Foundation doctoral and postdoctoral fellow. Dembski has written numerous scholarly articles and is the author of the critically acclaimed The Design Inference (Cambridge), Intelligent Design (InterVarsity Press) and No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased without Intelligence (Rowman and Littlefield).

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