Understanding Intelligent Design

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Harvest House Publishers, 2008 - Religion - 233 pages
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This compact guide lays out the basics of Intelligent Design, popularly known as ID. William Dembski, the dean of the intelligent-design movement, and Sean McDowell especially target readers whose understanding may have been confused by educational bias and one-sided arguments and attacks.

Commonsense and no-nonsense, with pointed examples, the authors explainthe central theories of ID, showing why the presence of "information" and meaningful "complexity" require the involvement of intelligencewhy ID adheres to the scientific method and is a valid field of scientific inquirywhy scientific evidence increasingly conflicts with evolutionary theorieshow "both" evolutionary theory and ID have religious/philosophical underpinnings, and why this causes so much controversyhow "both" systems of thought have radical implications for our culture--and what readers can do about it

Clarifying crucial issues, this key resource gives nonspecialists a solid grasp of one of today's foundational religious-scientific-cultural concepts.

 

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This my first book on this topic and I enjoyed reading it. The arguments, while not comprehensive, were very clear and easy to comprehend. The book as a whole has plenty of useful information ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword by Josh McDowell
9
Intelligent Design to the Rescue
31
The Surprising Truth
47
What Story Do the Rocks Tell?
65
Science or Religion?
83
The Design Inference
101
The Origin of Life
119
Putting Darwins Theory to the Test
137
At Home in the Universe
153
Joining the Design Revolution
171
Teacher About Design
193
Index
223
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About the author (2008)

William A. Dembski, PhD, speaks worldwide on intelligent design and is frequently featured in newspaper articles Sean McDowell, MA, is a popular speaker at schools, churches, and conferences, focusing on cultural and worldview issues. He is a high-school teacher, holds advanced degrees in philosophy and theology, and has written The Credible Resurrection (forthcoming) and Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World

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