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Nature, Design and Science: The Status of Design in Natural Science (Suny Series in Philosophy and Biology) (Suny Series, Philosophy & Biology) Paperback – March 1, 2001
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It is a bold, innovative venture into a cutting-edge field of philosophy of science design theory. It makes an original contribution to this nascent field. William L Craig, Biola University"
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Ratzsch's rigor of thought is remarkable throughout the book, as is his grasp of the historical background of his subject. His writing is engaging and lucid, particularly so for a work as philosophically technical as this book would has to be. My only complaint is that he relies on Thomas Kuhn's account of scientific progress a bit too much for my taste. But then again, I never graduated beyond Karl Popper.
"Nature Design, and Science" is not an easy read, and may be boring to readers who have already made up their minds on the questions Ratzsch tries to answer. But for those who appreciate clear thought and who find it important to settle first things first, it lays a great foundation for fruitful discussion on how science and our concepts of a designer can be related to one another.
The truth is, while he finds Dembski's work valuable, he also points out why he thinks The Design Inference is limited in its application. No more , no less. Overall I think this book is a great contribution to the conversation between ID theorists. And I do recommend reading it.
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This is one of the better argued forms of the so-called design argument in metaphysics.
"Intelligent design" theorists mostly focus on specific aspects of form in... Read more
As one already familiar with current intelligent design (ID) theorizing I found this book unsatisfactory for several reasons: 1, Ratzsch continually attempts to make the highly... Read morePublished on March 15, 2002 by David J. Krause