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"Dembski, together with Dr. Jonathan Witt, have penned an easy-to-understand guide to the controversy surrounding creationism." (Jim Miller, The Daily Sentinel, July 10, 2010)

"Iders led by the Discovery Institute wanted an easy-to-understand guide to the Intelligent Design position and got in in Dembski and Witt's Intelligent Design Uncensored." (Marvin Olasky, World Magazine, September 11, 2010)

"Intelligent Design Uncensored is a five-star fantastic voyage! Nonscientists will be swept up by the lively, readable story of discovery while aspiring young scientists will learn why their experimental work in the lab will do just fine without Neo-Darwinism telling them where to go." (Dr. Philip S. Skell, National Academy of Sciences, and Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University)

"A tour de force in which two prodigious intellects apply their remarkable communication skills to the relentless pursuit of truth . . . and a sterling example of open-minded scientific inquiry that allows facts to lead wherever they may. Congratulations to Dembski and Witt for ably dismantling the stereotypical caricature of intelligent design." (Hank Hanegraaff, author of Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don't Want You to Know)

"Dembski and Witt are the perfect combination. They deliver an explanation of intelligent design that is at once precise, lucid and, well, witty. Intelligent Design Uncensored shows that ID is not only intellectually serious, but intuitively compelling. ID is widely misunderstood and maligned by its critics, and sometimes hard to grasp, even by its friends. If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, read this book." (Jay Richards, coauthor of The Privileged Planet and author of Money, Greed and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem)

"Don't let its conversational, nontechnical prose fool you; Intelligent Design Uncensored is a first-rate introduction to the intelligent design debate from two writers who know the subject better than just about anyone else. A useful resource for students of all ages!" (Guillermo Gonzalez, astrobiologist and coauthor of The Privileged Planet)

"The book we've all been waiting for--a down-to-earth and clear explanation of the stunning scientific discoveries which underpin intelligent design theory and its implications, as well as a comprehensive rebuttal of the common objections. This book will excite the layman and provide a valuable starting point for the serious student of the science of origins." (Alastair Noble, Ph.D., chemistry, former BBC Education Officer and Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools for Science, Scotland)

"Darwinians fired away throughout 2009, the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species, but could not kill the concept of intelligent design. This book is the first salvo of the next 150 years. Dembski and Witt succinctly explain what the war is about in a way understandable to a general audience. If people you know have bought the propaganda that ID is just a gussied-up version of six-day creationism, give them this book." (Dr. Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief, World, and provost, The King's College, New York City)

"Who says accurate, cutting-edge science has to be a bore? Dembski and Witt make the biological nuts and bolts come alive and dance. They show that intelligent design is not only true, it's fun!" (Michael Behe, professor of biochemistry, Lehigh University, and author of Darwin's Black Box)

About the Author

William Dembski (Ph.D., mathematics, University of Chicago; Ph.D., philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago) is senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He has previously taught at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Dallas. He has done postdoctoral work in mathematics at MIT, in physics at the University of Chicago, and in computer science at Princeton University, and he has been a National Science Foundation doctoral and postdoctoral fellow. Dembski has written numerous scholarly articles and is the author of the critically acclaimed The Design Inference (Cambridge), Intelligent Design (InterVarsity Press) and No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased without Intelligence (Rowman and Littlefield).

Jonathan Witt (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is research fellow at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, MI and senior fellow with Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture in Seattle, Washington. He was formerly an associate professor at Lubbock Christian University. He has published articles in Philosophia Christi, Touchstone, Literature & Theology, Windover and Princeton Theological Review and Philosophia Christi.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 175 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Books (May 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830837426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830837427
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Definitely a good read!! I've heard the lies from the methodical atheists and I've had enough. This argument is for those who seek truth and who speak it. No it's not about Christ, but, it is about recognizing Intelligent Design in nature, which is quite obvious to the humble but not to those who want to play God and have children bow to them. What is intelligence? How do we detect it and what is design? I'm a software engineer so I deal with these concepts every day. I'm Catholic, so, thinking outside the box and recognizing the truth comes naturally. However, humility and the love of truth are paramount in this book. If you have neither, don't bother to read it.
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Wonderful perspective on both sides. I liked how it gave me a good perspective on Intelligent Design, while not knocking down the Evolution viewpoint.

But I had an issue with the logical fallacies towards the end of the book... It seemed like the author just wanted to push the creationistic belief at the end after selling the pitch in the beginning. Otherwise, there are some nice points that are taken... Not a book worth to re-read, but definitely a good book for an introduction from the perspective of the ID theory.
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I keep waiting for some literature from the arena of Apologetics or Intelligent Design to present an argument not written from the strengths of its opposing viewpoint. After having read "Intelligent Design Uncensored", I will have to wait a little longer. The problem with ID in general is not its principal, but its arguments from a lack of hard data. Dembski's arguments based on scientific principles are short-lived in this work and quickly turn into a political platform. Either one would be fine alone. However, I went into this book believing there was going to be a presentation based on something more than highlighting those issues of Materialism with which Dembski takes exception. Although, his points may be taken as valid as line item issues, he jumps to too many areas of study in too short a fashion to make this book seem anything more than a series of quick subject discussions lacking any real substance. If someone wants a quick overview of ID without any bells or whistles, please read this book. This is not the book for someone seeking a more in depth discussion of the issues surrounding evolution versus intelligent design.
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Have you wondered what to believe about the origin of life and our universe? Is it like Darwin said--the result of random chance and natural selection, or is there a guiding intelligence behind it? Bill Dembski, one of the most articulate spokespersons for ID, summarizes it in this book which is easiy understood by the layman.
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I enjoyed this book; it was well written and presents a good argument for Intelligent Design. It is also written in "laymen's" terms which makes it much easier for the regular, non-scientific person to understand. They present evidence and arguements, that seem to put Darwinian Evolutionary Theory between a rock and a hard spot. The evidence presented makes you think about where it leads, as well as if what was taught in school all these years was really the truth. I would recommend this book to anyone for a good, objective read.
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When a reviewer unloads propagandist lingo, as was seen above [it's apparently been deleted because of my review], first ask yourself--what substantive content from this book has he/she actually interacted with? Methinks it is the injured dog which barks loudest.

The reviewer has an obvious chip on his shoulder, and it is not at all evident that he even read the book. If not, then shame on him. If so, then the review would do well to reflect meaningful interaction with the content here. Oddly enough, he himself illustrates how important it is to treat intelligent design from many different angles, including the sociological and interpersonal angle, as Dembski does here.

As for the subject matter of the book, sociologist and historians and philosophers of science can all weigh-in on this multi-faceted subject, all while scientists continue to debate the finer points of intelligent design. I'm glad for books like this which can help reveal some of the seamy underworld involved in the sciences. I'm not trying to overplay it, but it is quite interesting to hear how unscientific scientists can be, and how anti-inquisitive academics can be. This book does well to introduce how purported scientific theories are handled and how they affect people. Science is rarely cold, objective reasoning, with the full weight of facts and certainty on its side. It is instead messy, ugly, accidental, and personal, and can even be bigoted--and that's the good science.

Dembski's books always touch a nerve, and opponents never tire of trying to discredit him, dismiss his work, and deride the mention of his name. Those who are not hopelessly dogmatized into their respective religion or irreligion, can learn a lot from this book. Don't let the trolls dissuade you from investigating into the claims of intelligent design. True or false, it is an important subject with far-reaching implications and deserves to be understood for its cultural and scientific implications.
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One of the best resources for information in the field of Intelligent Design.

The scientific community has an unfortunate bias towards anything that comes from a Biblical or Christian source. Although scientists claim to be seekers of knowledge into how the universe came into being, they have a very narrow willingness to hear any alternative to the existence of life, other than the Theory of Evolution. Although Intelligent Design has the most intelligent and reasonable theories for the existence of the universe, it is considered by most scientists to be myth and delusion. The major colleges and universities in the Untied States will not hear any evidence for design, nor will they allow the teaching of intelligent design along side the Theory of Evolution. The scientific community has decided that Evolution is the final answer to the existence of life, and there is no room whatsoever for discussion from any other possible theory.

This wonderful book by William Demski is both scholarly and scientific in it's explanation of Intelligent Design and why it should be considered as a viable option alongside the Theory of Evolution. For the sincere seeker of truth, I would highly recommend this resource for credible and accurate information in a field of science that is likely to overtake Evolution in the next ten years.

Increasingly, scientists are departing their long held adherence to Evolution, as greater knowledge is gained in how the cell is constructed and the rapidly accelerating knowledge in the area of Biology. It is certain that at some point in the near future, all credible scientists will abandon Evolution as the evidence for it's impossibility becomes beyond the tolerance of rational people.

As this takes place, the evidence for design in the universe will be increasingly acceptable as a reasonable explanation for the existence of design in the cell and throughout the entire universe.

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