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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.
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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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Why intelligent design fails.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2004
(DLC) 2003020100
(OCoLC)53038740
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Young; Taner Edis
ISBN: 0813537487 9780813537481 081353433X 9780813534336 1280540060 9781280540066
OCLC Number: 59717533
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 238 p.) : ill.
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, Istvan Karsai --
The explanatory filter, archaeology, and forensics / Gary S. Hurd --
Playing games with probability / Jeffrey Shallit, Wesley Elsberry --
Chance and Necessity and Intelligent Design? / Taner Edis --
There is a free lunch after all / Mark Perakh --
Is the universe fine-tuned for us? / Victor J. Stenger --
Is intelligent design science? / Matt Perakh, Matt Young.
Responsibility: edited by Matt Young and Taner Edis.

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The intelligent design movement argues that Darwinian evolution is old hat, a mere dogma, ready to be overtaken by the next scientific revolution. This book examines intelligent design from a  Read more...

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