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God, the devil, and Darwin : a critique of intelligent design theory

Author: Niall Shanks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"Intelligent Design theory (ID) proposes an alternative to accepted accounts of evolutionary theory: that life is so complex, and that the universe is so fine-tuned for the appearance of life, that the only plausible explanation is the existence of an intelligent designer. For many ID theorists, the designer is taken to be the god of Christianity." "Niall Shanks has written the first accessible introduction to, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Shanks
ISBN: 0195161998 9780195161991
OCLC Number: 51769083
Description: xiii, 273 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Richard Dawkins --
Preface --
Introduction : The many designs of the intelligent design movement --
1. The evolution of intelligent design arguments --
2. Darwin and the illusion of intelligent design --
3. Thermodynamics and the origins of order --
4. Science and the supernatural --
5. The biochemical case for intelligent design --
6. The cosmological case for intelligent design --
Conclusion : intelligent design on society --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Niall Shanks.
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Subjects the scientific, theological, and political vision of the Intelligent Design movement to critical scrutiny, rejecting its central claims as scientifically unfounded, theologically dubious,  Read more...

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