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  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press (October 20, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898708095
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898708097
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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230 of 280 people found the following review helpful By NYJ on January 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is a compliation of three essays (first 113 pages) which study the possibility of intelligent design from a physics, mathematical and philosophical aspect. The remainder of the book (approximately an additional 80 pages) make up the appendix which supplies three additional essays which speak about Intelligent Design and seek to address specific criticisms against this theory. The first appendix, entitled Answering Scientific Criticisms of Intelligent Design, is written by Michael Behe, a biochemist, and is possibly the best chapter of the entire book. For a primer on what "intelligent design" is considered to be by its proponents, this book would suffice. I would highly recommend this book to those who are interested in this subject.
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73 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Ingrid Heyn on April 5, 2006
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For those who are philosophically opposed to the notion that the universe may have been designed, the root of objection is not based on scientific evidence. It has become a mantra, a dogma, an article of faith to declare loudly that "evolution is a proven fact", but the statement needs to demonstrate that it asserts something true. If evolution is a proven fact, the scientific community that believes in evolution does not need to be shy. The evidence doesn't need to be hidden. Bring it out; let all seekers after truth and reality observe it. I may say that I have not come across any such evidence, and my fields are biochemistry and physics with a strong interest in mathematics. It's certainly possible there is information I haven't examined. I would love to know about it... but so far, evidence itself does not support a universe in which life came about by chance, necessity or a combination thereof.

This book explicates the problems that the Theory of Evolution has in its broadest sense as well as in a more explicit mechanistic sense. The articles comprising it are for the most part extremely well written. I should mention that the second article, the first of those written by Stephen Meyer, I found a little tedious but only because the author used therein a style that I consider rather heavy, repeating one concept and restating it in different words without adding anything in the restatement. I felt that the article could have been condensed by at least half without losing any sense. Yet WHAT Stephen Meyer was saying was interesting... and the second article written by him in the book had no such internal repetition and was highly readable.
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238 of 307 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 9, 2001
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I have to give this book 5 stars to counter-balance the two reviews that slam this book. It is obvious that neither reviewer has read this book, in part or in total.
Intelligent Design is not creation science. It accepts evolution (i.e., common descent), gradual change over time, and natural selection as a fine-tuning mechanicism of life. It merely suggests that the formation of life is guided by intelligence - the exact question of how that intelligence performed its work, or who that intelligence is, is left open. (It could be anything from aliens to Zeus.)
Intelligent Design has caused Darwinian Fundamentalists to react with alarm because Darwinism is the central facet of their world view. Their objections are more philosophical than scientific (I've yet to read ONE negative review of an ID book that contains any science whatsoever). Darwinists have been the Grand Inquisitors of academia and are crushing real science. While Physics, Astronomy, Genetics, and other fields are literally taking quantum leaps into the future, evolutionary Biology has barely advanced past the early 1900s thanks to the the Fundamentalists' insistence that all evidence be construed, however obliquely, to support the notion that natural selection and random mutation can account for all life on earth.
Read about ID and make up your mind. Don't listen to Fundamentalists like Ken Miller and Richard Dawkins who are long on rhetoric and short on science.
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56 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Zach Stearns on December 22, 2004
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This book, _Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe_, is a collection of six essays by three of the biggest names in intelligent design (ID): William Dembski (Ph.D. in mathematics and Ph.D. in philosophy), Stephen Meyer (Ph.D. in philosophy of science), and Michael Behe (Ph.D. in biochemistry). These three characters have been widely criticized by Darwinists, but very few of these critics have actually read their material, and virtually none of them have considered it.

The first essay, by William Dembski, is introductory, yet essential. This essay, "The Third Mode of Explanation," can be found in almost all of Dembski's work in some way, and for good reason: his explanatory filter, along with his stipulation of complex specified information (CSI), is needed to prevent ID from looking like William Paley's argument.

I've seen a hefty amount of criticism with regard to Dembski's explanatory filter and CSI, but the critiques have been hollow. Typically, critics simply fail to understand CSI. Of course, there may be an honest few who really don't understand it, but it looks to me as if the Darwinists simply reject CSI because they know it will sting them in the long run. Essentially, Paley's failure at using some standard for detecting design brought about his eventual downfall. In my opinion, however, Dembski's work succeeds precisely where Paley fell. Even so, I would recommend whomever is introduced to Dembski's work with the explanatory filter and CSI in this book to research his other works, mainly, _The Design Inference_ and _No Free Lunch_.

Next up is Stephen Meyer's "Evidence for Design in Physics and Biology.
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