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The nature of nature : examining the role of naturalism in science

Author: Bruce Gordon; William A Dembski
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, ©2011.
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Deals with a perennial question that has been made all the more pressing by advances in the natural sciences: Is the fundamental explanatory principle of the universe, life, and self-conscious  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Gordon; William A Dembski
ISBN: 9781935191285 1935191284
OCLC Number: 326569291
Description: xxiv, 963 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foreword: Beyond naturalism to science / Steve Fuller --
Introduction: The nature of nature confronted / Bruce L. Gordon and William A. Dembski --
The rise of naturalism and its problematic role in science and culture / Bruce L. Gordon --
Science without God: natural laws and Christian beliefs / Ronald L. Numbers --
Varieties of methodological naturalism / Ernan McMullin --
Sauce for the goose: intelligent design, scientific methodology, and the demarcation problem / Stephen C. Meyer --
Evolution versus naturalism / Alvin C. Plantinga --
More on the illusion of defeat / William J. Talbott --
Evolutionary naturalism: epistemically unseated or illusorily defeated? It's no illusion! / Alvin C. Plantinga ; The end of an illusion? / William J. Talbot --
A quantum-theoretic argument against naturalism / Bruce L. Gordon --
The incompatibility of naturalism and scientific realism / Robert C. Koons --
Truth and realism / Alvin I. Goldman --
Must naturalists be realists? / Michael Williams --
The role of concepts in our access to reality / Nicholas Wolterstorff --
On the origins of life / David Berlinski --
DNA: the signature in the cell / Stephen C. Meyer --
Mysteries of life: Is there "something else"? / Christian de Duve --
Life's conservation law: Why Darwinian evolution cannot create biological information / William A. Dembski and Robert J. Marks II --
Regulated recruitment and cooperativity in the design of biological regulatory systems / Mark Ptashne --
The nature of protein folds: quantifying the difficulty of an unguided search through protein sequence space / Douglas D. Axe --
The limits of non-intelligent explanations in moleculary biology / Michael J. Behe --
The chain of accidents and the rule of law: the role of contingency and necessity in evolution / Michael Shermer --
Molecular convergence: repeated evolution or repeated designs? / Fazale R. Rana --
Eternal inflation and its implications / Alan Guth --
Naturalism and the origin of the universe / William Lane Craig --
Cosmic evolution, naturalism and divine creativity, or Who owns the Robust Formational Economy Principle? / Howard J. Van Till --
Living in the multiverse / Steven Weinberg --
Balloons on a string: a critique of multiverse cosmology / Bruce L. Gordon --
Habitable zones and fine-tuning / Guillermo Gonzalez --
Mathematical naturalism / Philip Kitcher --
Mathematics: application and applicability / Mark Steiner --
Toward mapping the evolved functional organization of mind and brain / John Tooby and Leda Cosmides --
On the origins of the mind / David Berlinski --
Consciousness / John R. Searle --
Consciousness and neuroscience / Francis Crick and Christof Koch --
Supervenience and the downward efficacy of the mental: nonreductive physicalism and the Christian tradition / Nancey Murphy --
Conscious events as orchestrated space-time selections (with a new addendum) / Stuart Hameroff and Roger Penrose --
Quantum interactive dualism: the Libet and Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen causal anomalies / Henry P. Stapp --
The physical sciences, neuroscience, and dualism / James P. Moreland --
Evolution and ethics / Michael Ruse --
Naturalism's incapacity to capture the good will / Dallas Willard --
Naturalism, science, and religion / Michael Tooley --
Theism defended / William Lane Craig.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce L. Gordon and William A. Dembski.


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