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Debating Design by William A. Dembski
Book DescriptionIn this book, first published in 2004, William Dembski, Michael Ruse, and other prominent philosophers provide a comprehensive balanced overview of the debate concerning biological origins - a controversial dialectic since Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859. Invariably, the source of controversy has been 'design'. Is the appearance of design in organisms (as exhibited in their functional complexity) the result of purely natural forces acting without prevision or teleology? Or, does the appearance of design signify genuine prevision and teleology, and, if so, is that design empirically detectable and thus open to scientific inquiry? Four main positions have emerged in response to these questions: Darwinism, self-organisation, theistic evolution, and intelligent design. The contributors to this volume define their respective positions in an accessible style, inviting readers to draw their own conclusions. Two introductory essays furnish a historical overview of the debate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521709903
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William A. Dembski
Understanding Intelligent Design, Paperback (July 2008)
A guide that lays out the basics of Intelligent Design (ID). It explains: the central theories of ID; why ID adheres to the scientific method and is a valid field of scientific inquiry; why scientific evidence increasingly conflicts with evolutionary theories; and, how both systems of thought have radical implications for our culture.
Design of Life, Hardback (November 2007)
Present a scientific case for the intelligent design of biological systems. This title shows that the reason biologists use the assumption of design with success is because design is not an illusion but obviously real.
Design Inference, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by William A. Dembski
This 1998 book breathes new life into classical design arguments, showing how incomplete undirected causes are for science.
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Author Biography - William A. Dembski
William A. Dembski is an associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor University as well as a senior fellow with Seattle's Discovery Institute. His most important books are The Design Inference (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and No Free Lunch (2002). Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Wekmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. He is the author of many books, including Darwinism and its Discontents (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
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