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Mere Creation; Science, Faith & Intelligent Design Paperback – October 28, 1998
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Most of the contributors are Old Earth (OE) or Progressive creationists, but none of the contributors are deists (i.e., they don't reject the notion that God might break the laws governing the universe). This does not mean that it is assumed in the book that evolution and intelligent design are mutually exclusive concepts. Ratzsch's contribution, "Design, Chance & Theistic Evolution," is a study of whether chance could be a method of design. He concludes, "Theistic evolutionists can even take specific features of the cosmos, of organisms, as empirical evidence of design - design built into the founding of the cosmos" (p.309). This does not mean that any of the contributors (not even Ratzsch) believe in theistic evolution. Rather, he concludes, "although the gap between design theory and theistic evolution is thus not as broad as generally believed, ... design theory has available to it resources beyond the reach of theistic evolution" (p.309) (i.e., ID involves arguments of postcreation design and intervention).
At first glance, once might come away with the impression that ID is essentially the same as the OE view.Read more ›
Dembski et al have firmly planted this wedge of truth into the side of a scientific establishment dogmatically committed to error. Pray that this crowd of Intelligent Design theorists will have the courage to continue pressing for real science in the face of stiff opposition.
I'd highly recommend other books by these contributors -- especially Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells, Hugh Ross, and WIlliam Dembski.
The ensuing essays in "Mere Creation" are guaranteed to change the way you view the world. To glean some highlights from the numerous arguments favoring intelligent design of the universe:
The Universe began with the Big Bang, the instant of time when all matter and energy came into existence in an enormous explosion. Despite the Universe's seeming complexity, it is governed by only a tiny handful of physical laws. Should any of these governing principles be altered in the slightest (a bit less gravity, for example), life could not exist. The odds of life arising naturally are infinitesimally small. Genetic mutation, the means for transferring traits so crucial to the theory of evolution, always results in the loss of information, making beneficial mutation much less likely. There is no evidence of interspecies evolution extant.
If you have the slightest interest in how our Universe came about, or pondered the existence of God, or even simply distrust the dogma constantly shoveled around by tweed-jacketed academics who haven't had a new idea since Che Guevara's book came out, you'll thoroughly enjoy "Mere Creation."
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Very convincing and documented. Even us laymen can understand the basics!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This collection of essays spread across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines explains why science has not been able to formulate a "unified theory" reconciling... Read morePublished on October 3, 2013 by Marshall C Turbyfill
Editor William Albert Dembski (born 1960) is a key figure in the "Intelligent Design" movement, who is a professor at the Southern Evangelical Seminary and a senior fellow of the... Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by Steven H Propp
Although the store mailed off the book, I never received it. When I advised the store, they were helpful and quickly refunded my money.Published on December 4, 2010 by David
Quite possibly the most important reason to read this book is to see how strong the philosophical links are between "Intelligent Design" - which some of their staunchest advocates... Read morePublished on May 25, 2007 by John Kwok
Although I have a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from conventional schools, I do not consider myself a stereotypical hard-boiled scientist. Read morePublished on December 15, 2006 by D. Huang
This volume contains essays by numerous Discovery Fellows who presented at an early intelligent design conference at Biola University in 1996. As Henry F. Read morePublished on June 21, 2006 by Discovery Reviewer
I find it odd that Creationists and Intelligent Design proponents think that humans are so special and "highly evolved," when they're really not. Read morePublished on February 3, 2005 by magellan