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Material Type: | Internet resource |
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Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
William A Dembski |

ISBN: | 0521623871 9780521623872 |

OCLC Number: | 38551103 |

Description: | xvii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. |

Contents: | I. Introduction : Historical overview -- The man with the golden arm -- Intellectual property protection -- Forensic science and detection -- Data falsification in science -- Cryptography (and SETI) -- Randomness -- II. Overview of the design inference : The explanatory filter -- The logic of the inference -- Case study, the creation-evolution controversy -- From design to agency -- III. Probability theory : The probability of an event -- Events -- Background information -- Likelihood -- The best available estimate -- Axiomization of probability -- IV. Complexity theory : The complexity of a problem -- Problems and resources -- Difficulty and its estimation -- Axiomization of complexity -- Calibration through complexity bounds -- Information measures -- RMS measures -- Technical supplement on RMS measure -- V. SSpecification : Patterns -- The requisite precondition -- Detachability -- Specification defined -- Pyramids and presidents -- Information tucked within information -- Prediction -- Increasing the power of a complexity measure -- Caputo revisited -- Randomness revisited -- VI. Small probability : Probabilistic resources -- The generic chance elimination argument -- The magic number 1/2 -- Statistical signigcance testing -- Local and universal small probabilities -- The inflationary fallacy -- The law of small probability. |

Series Title: | Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory. |

Responsibility: | William A. Dembski. |

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"...quite readable. Those who have no knowledge of the mathematics of probability may be put off, but in fact the level of mathematics and symbolic logic employed is not very difficult...The main arguments...are given in ordinary prose, then translated into symbols...Dembski has made a real advance in probability and information theory..." Books & Culture "...generally careful and precise, often persuasive, and at times surprisingly philosophically sensitive." Ethics "Dembski has produced an astonishing work. The Design InferenceR^ will no doubt become the cornerstone of the intelligent design movement. A marked and dog-eared copy of The Design InferenceR^ deserves a place on your shel not just for its clear historical significance, but also to allow yourself a place in the momentous discussion to come. Philosophia Christi Read more...

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