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Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science Theology

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The Intelligent Design movement is three things:
a scientific research program for investigating intelligent causes
an intellectual movement that challenges naturalistic evolutionary theories
a way of understanding divine action
Although the fast-growing movement has gained considerable grassroots support, many scientists and theologians remain skeptical about its merits. Scie
Paperback, 312 pages
Published August 12th 2002 by IVP Academic (first published October 1999)
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Aug 05, 2011 Randy rated it it was amazing
According to Darwin and the theory of evolution, biological systems may look designed, but that design is illusory because there's a purely undirected process, namely natural selection acting on random mutations that can produce that appearance without there being any actual guidance or intelligence behind it.

The theory of Intelligent Design proposes in contrast that key features of living systems can be best explained by the activity of a designing intelligence, and that living systems look d
Dembski Admits that Intelligent Design is fundamentally a Religious, not Scientific Idea

So the truth was stated finally by William Dembski in this popular account explaining the origins and principles of "Intelligent Design"; in which he admits that there is indeed a religious link to what he claims is primarily a scientific hypothesis (But a scientific hypothesis proposed originally by William Paley hundreds of years ago, which was rejected soundly by leading scientists afterwards.). There is n
Nov 24, 2009 Charles rated it did not like it
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I'm torn between two extremes in attempting to review this book. On the one hand, I often felt like erupting with gales of laughter. On the other, I sometimes found myself touched by a profound sadness.

The laughter wanted to break out every time Dembski dispensed with some of the accumulated knowledge of philosophy or science with a single sentence that largely followed the form of: “it ain’t so.” Now, he may have repeated this “ain’t so” mantra in various ways, but it still boiled down to the
Sep 18, 2015 Salmonxt rated it it was amazing
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Great work done by Dr,Prof William.

Mike (the Paladin)
This is a somewhat difficult book to read thus I give it 3 stars. I realize that almost all who come to this book will come with their mind already made up... hopefully from earlier thought rather than simple indoctrination.

Be prepared here for a lengthy discussion of philosophy, history (including history of thought), a look at early forms of reasoning and the process (and processes) ot thought that led some to reject them.

I'd recommend C.S.Lewis's Miracles above this book, at least for those
Dave Lester
"Intelligent Design" is the seminal, flagship book of the Intelligent Design movement and William Dembski is certainly regarded as one of the leaders. I must confess that large portions of this book were over my head. Dembski's mind is one to be reckoned with.

Of course, this book (and movement) have been mocked by scientists and dismissed. I would agree partially with the critics. I believe it is impossible to link intelligent design (ie, pointing to a god or Creator) as strictly scientific. Thi
Benjamin Thompson
Mar 07, 2013 Benjamin Thompson rated it really liked it
Apparently I read this in High School. Looking over the notes I took and the report I completed on this book it seems like Dembski's argument for specified complexity is fairly sophisticated. I must say I find it substantially more compelling than Behe's work on irreducible complexity. But I may do a second read through for a deeper analysis.
Jan 23, 2016 Stinger rated it it was ok
Intelligent Design taken as a whole presents well reasoned arguments for the role of design as a viable option in the scientist's toolbox of possibilities for causation. Naturalism is justly taken to task for its myopic view of the world. The logic of the argumentation by Dembski is tight. However, the book, while informative, is not reader-friendly or overly enjoyable. As well, though the author adroitly handles objections to ID, the theory itself is not fleshed out. What we are left with is a ...more
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Mar 31, 2010 Karla Goforth Abreu rated it really liked it
This is not my review but says it better than I could:

Intelligent Design is organized into three parts: the first part gives an introduction to design and shows how modernity--science in the last two centuries--has undermined our intuition of this truth. The second and central part of the book examines "the philosophical and scientific basis for intelligent design." The final part shows how "science and theology relate coherently and how intelligent design establishes the crucial link between th
Jeff Noble
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Dec 26, 2009 Mark rated it liked it
Mathematical/philosophical approach to determining the argument from design of the universe and living things, etc. The birth of a new science?
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A mathematician and philosopher, Dr. William Dembski has 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. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a B.A. in psychology, an M.S. in stat ...more
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