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Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe (The Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute Vol. 9) Paperback – October 20, 2003
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About the Author
Michael J. Behe is a Professor of Biological Science at Lehigh University, where he has worked since 1985. From 1978 to 1982 he did postdoctoral work on DNA structure at the National Institutes of Health. From 1982 to 1985 he was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Queens College in New York City. He has authored more than forty technical papers, but he is best known as the author of "Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution." He lives near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and nine children.
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).
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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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"One of the more frequent questions people ask about intelligent design is whether any scientists actually support ID theory. Read morePublished 15 months ago by dpopl4ama
I have the utmost respect for Behe, Dembski, and Meyer. So one might wonder as to why I rate this book with only 3 stars? Read morePublished 17 months ago by K. Burns
If you are interested in exploring the question, "Are space-time and life forms as we know them the product of thoughtful design, or random impersonal 'natural' processes? Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tom Tilton
More and more scientists are coming to the realization that it appears the universe was designed somehow specifically for the creation of man, on this planet at this time in cosmic... Read morePublished 23 months ago by WSV1975
A very intelligent book about the philosophy of science and how it relates to Descent and Design. Takes an open mind and will challenge both sides of the debate.Published 23 months ago by Chris Larson
Great book really informative. The arguments presented are serious and scientific and they have not been refuted. Read morePublished on May 27, 2014 by mgl