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Why intelligent design fails : a scientific critique of the new creationism

Author: Matt Young; Taner Edis
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why Intelligent Design Fails assembles a team of physicists, biologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and archaeologists to examine intelligent design from a scientific perspective. Contributors take intelligent design's two most famous claims - irreducible complexity and information-based arguments - and show that neither challenges Darwinian evolution."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Young; Taner Edis
ISBN: 081353433X 9780813534336 0813538726 9780813538723
OCLC Number: 53038740
Description: xiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Grand themes, narrow constituency / Taner Edis --
Grand designs and facile analogies / Matt Young --
Common descent / Gert Korthof --
Darwin's transparent box / David Ussery --
Evolutionary paths to irreducible systems / Alan D. Gishlick --
Evolution of the bacterial flagellum / Ian Musgrave --
Self-organization and the origin of complexity / Niall Shanks and Istvan Karsai --
The explanatory filter, archaeology, and forensics / Gary S. Hurd --
Playing games with probability / Jeffrey Shallit and Wesley Elsberry --
Chance and Necessity and Intelligent Design? / Taner Edis --
There is a free lunch after all / Mark Perakh --
Is the universe fine-yuned for us? / Victor J. Stenger --
Is intelligent design science? / Matt Perakh and Matt Youn.
Responsibility: edited by Matt Young and Taner Edis.
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Is Darwinian evolution established fact, or a dogma ready to be overtaken by ""intelligent design""? This book assembles a team of physicists, biologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and  Read more...

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