"This is the most brilliant defense of the intelligent design movement in print. Dr. Dembski systematically dismantles virtually every known objection to the argument for intelligent design. There is nothing like it in print. It is the latest and greatest on the topic."Norman Geisler, philosopher and author of When Skeptics Ask
"William Dembski examines the challenges to intelligent design and, in turn, unveils the increasing difficulties with once-accepted Darwinian theory. Students will be especially encouraged here to find manageable tools to help them engage the often uncontested Darwinian establishment in the university. I enthusiastically recommend this resource for what is certainly one of the most critical discussions of our day."Ravi Zacharias, author and speaker
Is it science? Is it religion? What exactly is the Design Revolution?
Today scientists, mathematicians and philosophers in the intelligent design movement are challenging a certain view of science--one that limits its investigations and procedures to purely law-like and mechanical explanations. They charge that there is no scientific reason to exclude the consideration of intelligence, agency and purpose from truly scientific research. In fact, they say, the practice of science often does already include these factors!
As the intelligent design movement has gained momentum, questions have naturally arisen to challenge its provocative claims. In this book William A. Dembski rises to the occasion clearly and concisely answering the most vexing questions posed to the intelligent design program. Writing with nonexperts in mind, Dembski responds to more than sixty questions asked by experts and nonexperts alike who have attended his many public lectures, as well as objections raised in written reviews.
The Design Revolution has begun. Its success depends on how well it answers the questions of its detractors. Read this book and you'll have a good idea of the prospects and challenges facing this revolution in scientific thinking.
- Great book
Dembski is a visionary-genius, and this book is evidence that he is a great writer and thinker, and one who has a vast knowledge and understanding of modern biology, philosophy, cryptography, theology and a raft of other disciplines.
If you are interested in Intelligent Design, or an opponent of Intelligent Design, then this book is _the_ definitive must-read. The positive case is presented, objections are answered, and the next steps forward for ID are suggested.
I have listened to this audiobook twice.
I also highly recommend Mike Behe's "Edge of Evolution"
- The audio production is great... it...
The audio production is great... it sounds fantastic and Gardner does an excellent job reading.
However, the content was often intricate and complicated, and I found it difficult to follow much of it in audiobook format. This is a case where, for me at least, having the physical text to reread would be better than the audio.
- Is intelligent design (ID) thinly veiled...
Is intelligent design (ID) thinly veiled creationism? Or perhaps simply anti-evolutionary resentment? Dembski (truly one of the pillars of ID) fields the easy questions as well as the tough ones, and Grover Gardner gives Dembski voice in covering this dense material. In a measured and conversational tone, Gardner brings to life some of the complexities of this field: Michael Behe’s theory of irreducible complexity, evolution's information theory‚ ID-specific quandaries such as “the Wedge document,” and ID's supposed religious implications. But while Gardner does everything possible to make this accessible, the material will be difficult to grasp for anyone not steeped in the debate. Dembski's honest assessment of this approach to scientific inquiry might not be the checkmate move his camp anticipates. S.M.M. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine