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Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science & Theology Paperback – August 12, 2002
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Intelligent Design is organized into three parts: the first part gives an introduction to design and shows how modernity--science in the last two centuries--has undermined our intuition of this truth. The second and central part of the book examines "the philosophical and scientific basis for intelligent design." The final part shows how "science and theology relate coherently and how intelligent design establishes the crucial link between the two." This suggests that Dembski is not simply rejecting Darwin and naturalism on fundamentalist or biblical grounds. While grounded in faith, he wishes to show how "God's design is accessible to scientific inquiry." As such, the book should be of interest to all thinking believers. --Doug Thorpe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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He states in this 1999 book, "What has emerged is a new program for scientific research known as intelligent design ... Its fundamental claim is that intelligent causes are necessary to explain the complex, information-rich structures of biology..." (Pg. 106) He argues, "The world contains events, objects and structures that exhaust the explanatory resources of undirected natural causes and that can be adequately explained only by recourse to intelligent causes. This is not an argument from ignorance...Read more ›
Because this book overtly links Science AND Theology, Dembski does address religious, and specifically Christian, questions such as the existence of miracles, the Biblical use of signs etc.
I must respond to the previous reviewer,' a reader' in Nederland, who by referring to the books 'authors' (Behe simply provides the foreword), patently displays that he has not read the book, which is pretty typical. Many of the points he raises are dealt with and are shown not to meet the 'complex specified information' criterion.
In closing, I might mention that the book is well produced and shouldn't literally fall apart like so many books nowadays!
They use cryptography, the SCIENCE of code-breaking. With cryptographic techniques, they show that DNA sequences contain "Information." What information? For whom? Cryptography is of course the art of breaking code in order to learn what messages are being sent to whom. Only a rank amateur would stop at 'I've proven this is a message." They stop at proving it is a message. After all, SCIENCE could never possibly inform us about the nature of the proposed creator. Science couldn't tell you what sort of messages a creator might have written.
They use Forensics, the SCIENCE of interpreting crime scenes. How exactly, they never say, but apparently by looking at the universe, they have come to the conclusion that it was intentionally created... Umm... Forensics is pretty much the science of looking at unintentionally created patterns to indicate how a criminal perpetrated a specific act... with the goal of finding out exactly who that criminal was, or at least what sort of person they might have been... But, of course, SCIENCE could never tell us anything about a proposed creator, not even if we somehow had evidence of how the creator worked, or what the creator created.
They use Archaeology, the SCIENCE of examining old stuff left behind by humans to get a feel for what human life was like back in the day. Again, how exactly they do this, they never say, but...Read more ›
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Would life exist without an intelligent designer? This book challenges Darwinism and the author believes scientific naturalism is "on the way out. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rebecca of Amazon
Dembski presents complete, well thought out and logical information to enhance or develop your own ideas.Published 15 months ago by ap
Dembski is one of the most brilliant men today, staunchly defending the Christian faith. He is not only brilliant scientifically but also theologically. Highly recommended. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Curtis Crenshaw
75% of the planet is salt water and humans cannot drink it. Who would design that...???? Ebola virus, Polio virus, the Black Plague, why would God(s) add these viruses to kill... Read morePublished on May 26, 2014 by Georgiaboy
A very good, well backed argument in support of creation via an intelligent entity (God). Far more than just an idea, the intelligent design concept and it's conclusions are... Read morePublished on March 28, 2014 by jstine
Dembski writes on a level most people would not enjoy although Intelligent Design is an interesting book Dembski has a hard time of presenting his point therefore the book is... Read morePublished on January 17, 2014 by Troy Cutrubus
God has disposed to tell the truth through Intelligent Design. There's no way around that except Non-Intelligent Design (Darwinists, materialists, scientists, secularists,... Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by Bartok Kinski