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The design revolution : answering the toughest questions about intelligent design

Author: William A Dembski
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©2004.
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Dembski, William A., 1960-
Design revolution.
Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, c2004
(OCoLC)761191586
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Dembski
ISBN: 0830823751 9780830823758 9780830832163 0830832165
OCLC Number: 53058980
Description: 334 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Basic distinctions. Intelligent design --
Creation --
Scientific creationism --
Disguised theology --
Religious motivation --
Optimal design --
The design argument --
pt. 2. Detecting design. The design inference --
Chance and necessity --
Specified complexity --
The explanatory filter --
Reliability of the criterion --
Objectivity and subjectivity --
Assertibility --
The chance of the gaps --
pt. 3. Information and matter --
Information theory --
Biology's information problem --
Information ex Nihilo --Nature's receptivity --
The law of conservation of information --
pt. 4. Issues arising from naturalism. Varieties of naturalism --
Interventionism --
Miracles and counterfactual substitution --
The supernatural --
Embodies and unembodied designers --
The designer regress --
Selective skepticism --
The progress of science. pt. 5. Theoretical challenges to intelligent design. Argument from ignorance --
Eliminative induction --
Hume, Reid and signs of intelligence --
Design by elimination versus design by comparison --
The demand for details : Darwinism's Tu quoque --
Displacement and the no free lunch principle --
The only games in town --
pt. 6. A new kind of science. Aspirations --
Mechanism --
Testability --
The significance of Michael Behe --
Peer review --
The "wedge" --
Research times --
Making intelligent design a disciplined science.
Responsibility: William A. Dembski.
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