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Mere Creation

William A Dembski (Ed)Michael BeheDavid BerlinskiPhillip JohnsonHugh Ross

Mere Creation

William A Dembski (Ed)Michael BeheDavid BerlinskiPhillip JohnsonHugh Ross

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Many scholars are exploring the possibility of intelligent design as an explanatory theory in scientific descriptions of the universe. In this book, Michael Behe, the author of DARWIN'S BLACK BOX, is joined by eighteen other experts in mathematics, mechanical engineering, philosophy, physical anthropology, physics, astrophysics, biology, ecology and evolutionary biology to investigate the prospects for this emerging school of thought. 475 pages, from IVP

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About "Mere Creation"

Many scholars are exploring the possibility of intelligent design as an explanatory theory in scientific descriptions of the universe. In this book, Michael Behe, the author of DARWIN'S BLACK BOX, is joined by eighteen other experts in mathematics, mechanical engineering, philosophy, physical anthropology, physics, astrophysics, biology, ecology and evolutionary biology to investigate the prospects for this emerging school of thought. 475 pages, from IVP
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Foreword/Henry F. Schaefer IIIIntroduction: Mere Creation/William A. DembskiPart One: Unseating Naturalism1. Nature: Designed or Designoid/Walter L. Bradley2. Unseating Naturalism/Jonathan WellsPart Two: Design Theory3. "You Guys Lost"/Nancy R. Pearcey4. Redesigning Science/William A. Dembski5. The Explanatory Power of Design/Steven C. Meyer6. Applying Design Within Biology/Paul A. NelsonPart Three: Biological Design7. Intelligent Design Theory as a Tool for Analyzing Biochemical Systems/Michael J. Behe8. Basic Types of Life/Siegfried Scherer9. Apes of Ancestors?/Sigrid Hartwig-Scherer10. Evolutionary Accounts of Altruism & the Problem of Goodness by Design/Jeffrey P. SchlossPart Four: Philosophy & Design11. The Explanatory Relevance of Libertarian Agency as a Model of Theistic Design/J. P. Moreland12. Design, Chance & Theistic Evolution/Del Ratzsch13. God of the Gaps/John Mark Reynolds14. Design & the Cosmological Argument/William Lane CraigPart Five: Design in the Universe15. Big Bang Model Refined by Fire/Hugh Ross16. Design in Physics & Biology/Robert Kaita17. Gdel's Question/David Berlinski18. Artificial Life & Cellular Automata/Robert C. NewmanAfterword: How to Sink a Battleship/Phillip E. JohnsonPostscript: The Twenty-first Century Has Arrived/Bruce ChapmanContributorsIndex
- Publisher

A landmark book challenging naturalistic evolution! When you're defending creationism, it's difficult for skeptics to refute the authoritative findings of Michael Behe. Dembski's cutting-edge research, along with the revelations of 19 other expert academics, presents evidence of an intelligent design that debunks evolution---and strengthens your witness of the Grand Designer to others!
- Publisher

For over a century, the scientific establishment has ignored challenges to the theory of evolution. But in the last decade such complacency about its scientific and philosophical foundations has been shaken. As cracks in the Darwinian edifice have begun to appear, many are asking whether a defensible alternative exists.In response to this growing crisis, a movement has emerged among scholars exploring the possibility of intelligent design as an explanatory theory in scientific descriptions of the universe. As Michael Behe has proposed in his landmarkDarwin's Black Box,at the cellular level there appears to be a high level of irreducible complexity that suggests design.In this book Behe is joined by eighteen other expert academics trained in mathematics, mechanical engineering, philosophy, physical anthropology, physics, astrophysics, biology, ecology and evolutionary biology to investigate the prospects for this emerging school of thought. Challenging the reigning ideology of materialistic naturalism on both scientific and philosophical grounds, these scholars press the case for a radical rethinknig of established evolutionary assumptions.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

William A Dembski (Ed)

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.

Michael Behe

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.

David Berlinski

David Berlinski is the author of three novels and four works of nonfiction, including the bestselling A Tour of the Calculus. Berlinski received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a regular contributor to Commentary and Forbes ASAP. He lives in Paris.

Hugh Ross

Hugh Norman Ross (Ph.D. in astronomy, University of Toronto) is President of Reasons to Believe, he was the youngest person to serve as director of observations for Vancouver's Royal Astronomical Society. He is Christian speaker, author, and former Minister of Evangelism, Sierra Madre Congregational Church, Sierra Madre, California. He is a progressive Creationist and the author of numerous books including Creation and Time: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1994), The Fingerprint of God, second edition (Promise Publishing Co, 1991),The Genesis Question, A Matter of Days, Who was Adam? and Why is the Universe the Way it is (Bakerbooks, 2008)

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword/henry F. Schaefer Iii
  • Introduction: Mere Creation/william A. Dembski
  • part One: Unseating Naturalism
  • 1. Nature: Designed Or Designoid/walter L. Bradley
  • 2. Unseating Naturalism/jonathan Wells
  • part Two: Design Theory
  • 3. "you Guys Lost"/nancy R. Pearcey
  • 4. Redesigning Science/william A. Dembski
  • 5. The Explanatory Power Of Design/steven C. Meyer
  • 6. Applying Design Within Biology/paul A. Nelson
  • part Three: Biological Design
  • 7. Intelligent Design Theory As A Tool For Analyzing Biochemical Systems/michael J. Behe
  • 8. Basic Types Of Life/siegfried Scherer
  • 9. Apes Of Ancestors?/sigrid Hartwig-scherer
  • 10. Evolutionary Accounts Of Altruism & The Problem Of Goodness By Design/jeffrey P. Schloss
  • part Four: Philosophy & Design
  • 11. The Explanatory Relevance Of Libertarian Agency As A Model Of Theistic Design/j. P. Moreland
  • 12. Design, Chance & Theistic Evolution/del Ratzsch
  • 13. God Of The Gaps/john Mark Reynolds
  • 14. Design & The Cosmological Argument/william Lane Craig
  • part Five: Design In The Universe
  • 15. Big Bang Model Refined By Fire/hugh Ross
  • 16. Design In Physics & Biology/robert Kaita
  • 17. Gödel's Question/david Berlinski
  • 18. Artificial Life & Cellular Automata/robert C. Newman
  • Afterword: How To Sink A Battleship/phillip E. Johnson
  • Postscript: The Twenty-first Century Has Arrived/bruce Chapman
  • Contributors
  • Index

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  • Catalogue Code 121108
  • Product Code 0830815155
  • EAN 9780830815159
  • Pages 475
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Oct 1998
  • Sales Rank #25295
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 34 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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