Understanding Intelligent Design
This compact guide lays out the basics of Intelligent Design, popularly known as ID. William Dembski, the dean of the intelligent-design movement, and Sean McDowell especially target readers whose understanding may have been confused by educational bias and one-sided arguments...
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This compact guide lays out the basics of Intelligent Design, popularly known as ID. William Dembski, the dean of the intelligent-design movement, and Sean McDowell especially target readers whose understanding may have been confused by educational bias and one-sided arguments and attacks.
Commonsense and no-nonsense, with pointed examples, the authors explain
the central theories of ID, showing why the presence of information and meaningful complexity require the involvement of intelligence why ID adheres to the scientific method and is a valid field of scientific inquiry why scientific evidence increasingly conflicts with evolutionary theories how both evolutionary theory and ID have religious/philosophical underpinnings, and why this causes so much controversy how both systems of thought have radical implications for our culture-and what readers can do about it
Clarifying crucial issues, this key resource gives nonspecialists a solid grasp of one of today's foundational religious-scientific-cultural concepts.
A popular speaker at schools, churches, and conferences, focuses on helping young people think critically about key moral issues. He is a highschool teacher, holds advanced degrees in philosophy and theology, and has compiled Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook and authored Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World and co-authored Understanding Intelligent Design along with William A. Dembski and The Credible Resurrection with Josh McDowell (Gospel Light, 2008).
He is currently the general editor for The Apologetics Study Bible for Teens. Sean has also contributed to YouthWorker Journal, Decision Magazine, the Christian Research Journal, and writes regular columns for www.planetwisdom.com and www.christianworldviewnetwork.com.
William Dembski (Ph.D., mathematics, University of Chicago; Ph.D., philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago) is Research Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
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).