Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Designer

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Is there evidence from natural science for an intelligent creator of the universe?

For a century the reigning scientific view has been that God is not necessary to account for the existence of the world and of life. Evolutionary theory is said to be all that is needed to explain how we got here. In addition, many theistic evolutionists contend that God likely used many of the mechanisms of evolution to achieve his will.

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Overview

Is there evidence from natural science for an intelligent creator of the universe?

For a century the reigning scientific view has been that God is not necessary to account for the existence of the world and of life. Evolutionary theory is said to be all that is needed to explain how we got here. In addition, many theistic evolutionists contend that God likely used many of the mechanisms of evolution to achieve his will.

In this book J. P. Moreland and a panel of scholars assert that there is actually substantial evidence pointing in a different direction. First, they consider philosophical arguments about whether it is possible for us to know if an intelligent designer had a hand in creation. Then they look directly at four different areas of science: the origin of life, the origin of major groups of organisms, the origin of human language and the origin and formation of the universe.

The team of experts for this work includes a philosopher, a mathematician, a physicist, a linguist, a theologian, a biophysicist, an astronomer, a chemist and a paleontologist.

Their data and their conclusions challenge the assumptions of many and offer the foundation for a new paradigm of scientific thinking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830816989
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 1,007,126
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

J. P. Moreland (PhD, University of Southern California; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He also serves as director of Eidos Christian Center.

He has written, edited or contributed to over twenty books including Christianity and the Nature of Science, Does God Exist? (with Kai Nielsen) and Philosophical Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. He has also published more than fifty articles in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Religious Studies and Faith and Philosophy. He is a fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Phillip E. Johnson
Preface
Introduction by J. P. MorelandPart 1: Creation, Design & Philosophy of Science
1. Theistic Science & Methodological Naturalism—J. P. Moreland
2. The Methodological Equivalence of Design & Descent—Stephen C. Meyer
3. On the Very Possibility of Intelligent Design—William A. DembskiPart 2: Creation, Design & Scientific Evidence
4. Astronomical Evidences for a Personal, Transcendent God—Hugh Ross
5. Information & the Origin of Life—Walter L. Bradley & Charles B. Thaxton
6. The Origin of Life's Major Groups—Kurt P. Wise
7. Origin of the Human Language Capacity: In Whose Image?—John W. Oller Jr. & John L. Omdahl
Appendix: Rational Inquiry & the Force of Scientific Data: Are New Horizons Emerging?—John Ankerberg & John Weldon
Notes
List of Contributors

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