Signs of Intelligence
In recent years, an opening has been wedged into the bedrock of evolutionary theory. This book exposes the evidential fallacies of Darwinism, with 14 essays by the main players in the intelligent design movement, including Phillip Johnson and Michael Behe....
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In recent years, an opening has been wedged into the bedrock of evolutionary theory. This book exposes the evidential fallacies of Darwinism, with 14 essays by the main players in the intelligent design movement, including Phillip Johnson and Michael Behe. 224 pages, from Baker.
Fourteen brief and accessible essays by key players in the intelligent design movement
William A. Dembski is a mathematician and philosopher James M. Kushiner is editor of Touchstone magazine
Father Patrick Henry Reardon is the pastor of All Saints Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois and Senior Editor of *Touchstone*, a monthly journal. Father Reardon is the translator of the Book of Exodus for The Orthodox Study Bible. In earlier years he was a professor of Biblical studies at two Episcopal seminaries, a professor of Philosophy, and senior canon.
A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School, Phillip E. Johnson served as law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court and taught law for more than thirty years at the University of California, Berkeley where he is professor emeritus.
For the last decade Johnson has also been at the forefront of the public debate over evolution and creation. He is recognized as the leading spokesman for the intelligent design movement, and he has taken his message to such places as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Johnson travels frequently to speak at conferences and with television and radio audiences. He has appeared on Chuck Colson's Breakpoint, on Business News Network's Consumer Hotlineand on James Dobson's Focus on the Family,"among other shows.
Johnson is an advisor to the Discovery Institutes Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture (Seattle, Washington). His Books include Darwin on Trial (1993); Reason in the BalanceThe Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education (1998); The Wedge of TruthSplitting the Foundations of Naturalism (2002); The Right QuestionsTruth, Meaning & Public Debate (2004); Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds. and most recently Against All Gods: What's Right and Wrong About the New Atheism. (2010)
William A. Dembski is associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor University and senior fellow with Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He is also the executive director of the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design . He holds doctorates in mathematics (University of Chicago) and philosophy (University of Illinois). He has published articles in peer-reviewed mathematics, philosophy, and theology journals. He has also published books and articles with various academic presses, including Cambridge, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, MIT, and Routledge. His most important books are The Design Inference (Cambridge, 1998), No Free Lunch (Rowman and Littleton, 2002), The Design Revolution, and Intelligent Design.
Wiester is an instructor in biology at Westmont College in SWiester is an instructor in biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He has also written The Genesis Coanta Barbara, California. He has also written The Genesis Connection. nnection. C
John Mark Reynolds (Ph.D., University of Rochester) is founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute and professor of philosophy at Biola University. Reynolds lectures frequently on ancient philosophy, philosophy of science, home schooling and cultural trends. He has taught philosophy at several colleges and universities, and he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the philosophy of science at Biola University.
He regularly appears on radio talk shows, such as the Hugh Hewitt Show, and actively blogs on cultural issues at ScriptorumDaily.com and the Washinton Post's On Faith column. His books include Three Views on Creation and Evolution (Zondervan), Towards a Unified Plationic Human Psychology and When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought.
William Dembski (Ph.D., mathematics, University of Chicago; William Dembski (Ph.D., mathematics, University of Chicago; Ph.D., philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago) is ResPh.D., philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago) is Research Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theoloearch Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has previously taughgical Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has previously taught at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, t at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, C
Jonathan Wells (Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD. in Religious Studies from Yale University) is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He has worked as a postdoctoral research biologist at the University of California at Berkeley and the supervisor of a medical laboratory in Fairfield, California, and he has taught biology at California State University in Hayward. He is the author numerous articles and several books including Icons of Evolution, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, and is co-author of The Design of Life.
Kushiner is editor of Touchstone magazine.
Richards (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.M., CalvRichards (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary)in Theological Seminary; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary) is a research fellow and director of institutional relation is a research fellow and director of institutional relations at Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is at Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, MI. He has published articles in philosophy n Grand Rapids, MI. He has published articles in philosophy C
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle which has considerable reach into the religious market. Meyer set off a firstorm of media and political attention when the Smithsonian Institution published his pro-Intellegent Design paper in its scientific journal in 2005. Meyer earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology.
Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs such as The Jim Lehrer News Hour, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, ABC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Nightline, Paula Zahn Now (CNN), Topic A with Tina Brown (CNN), Weekend Live with Tony Snow (FOX), The Big Story with John Gibson (FOX), Fox TV News with David Asman, The Tavis Smiley Show (PBS) and others. He has also been the subject of two front pages stories in the New York Times and has garnered attention in other top national print.
Paul Nelson received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, where his dissertation addressed the foundations of the theory of common descent. His publications include articles in Biology and Philosophy, Origins Research, and the volume Mere Creation.
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.
Robert F. deHan, ph.D is a retired psychologist and former professor and chair of the Psychology Department of Hope College in Holland, MI, founder and former director of the Philadelphia Urban Center and past director of the Master of Human Services Program, Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA. Dr. DeHaan is the author of five books.
Nancy R. Pearcey is editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report and professor of worldview studies at Philadelphia Biblical University. Previously she was the Francis A. Schaeffer Scholar at the World Journal-ism Institute, where she taught a worldview course based on her book Total Truth, winner of the 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best book on Christianity and Society. Nancy has authored or co-authored several works, in- cluding The Soul of Science and How Now Shall We Live? She contributed the Foreword to The Right Questions, and chapters to Of Pandas and People, Mere Creation, Pro-Life Feminism, Genetic Ethics, Signs of Intelligence, Reading God's World, Uncommon Dissent, and a forthcoming Phillip Johnson Festschrift titled Darwin's Nemesis. Nancy and her husband Rick are homeschooling the second of their two sons.
- Preface<br>introduction: What Intelligent Design Is Not -- William A. Dembski<br><br>1 The Intelligent Design Movement: Challenging The Modernist Monopoly On<br>science -- Phillip E. Johnson<br><br>2 Design And The Discriminating Public: Gaining A Hearing From Ordinary<br>people -- Nancy Pearcey<br><br>3 Proud Obstacles And A Reasonable Hope: The Apologetic Value Of<br>intelligent Design -- Jay Wesley Richards<br><br>4 The Regeneration Of Science And Culture: The Cultural Implications Of<br>scientific Materialism Versus Intelligent Design -- John G. West Jr.<br><br>5 The World As Text: Science, Letters, And The Recovery Of Meaning --<br>patrick Henry Reardon<br><br>6 Getting God A Pass: Science, Theology, And The Consideration Of Intelligent Design -- John Mark Reynolds<br><br>7 Darwin's Breakdown: Irreducible Complexity And Design At The Foundation Of Life -- Michael J. Behe<br><br>8 Word Games: Dna, Design, And Intelligence -- Stephen C. Meyer<br><br>9 Making Sense Of Biology: The Evidence For Development By Design --jonathan Wells<br><br>10 Unfit For Survival: The Fatal Flaws Of Natural Selection -- Paul A. Nelson<br><br>11 The Cambrian Explosion: The Fossil Record And Intelligent Design--robert F. Dehaan And John L. Wiester<br><br>12 The "just So" Universe: The Fine-tuning Of Constants And Conditions In The Cosmos -- Walter L. Bradley<br><br>13 Signs Of Intelligence: A Primer On The Discernment Of Intelligent Design<br>-- William A. Dembski<br><br>14 Is Intelligent Design Science? The Scientific Status And Future Of<br>design-theoretic Explanations -- Bruce L. Gordon