Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities

Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities

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by William A. Dembski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521623871

ISBN-13: 9780521623872

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How can we identify events due to intelligent causes and distinguish them from events due to undirected natural causes? If we lack a causal theory how can we determine whether an intelligent cause acted? This book presents a reliable method for detecting intelligent causes: the design inference. The design inference uncovers intelligent causes by isolating the

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How can we identify events due to intelligent causes and distinguish them from events due to undirected natural causes? If we lack a causal theory how can we determine whether an intelligent cause acted? This book presents a reliable method for detecting intelligent causes: the design inference. The design inference uncovers intelligent causes by isolating the key trademark of intelligent causes: specified events of small probability. Design inferences can be found in a range of scientific pursuits from forensic science to research into the origins of life to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This challenging and provocative book will be read with particular interest by philosophers of science and religion, other philosophers concerned with epistemology and logic, probability and complexity theorists, and statisticians.

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ISBN-13:
9780521623872
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Overview of the design inference; 3. Probability theory; 4. Complexity theory; 5. Specification; 6. Small probability; 7. Epilogue; Notes; References.

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The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities by William A. Dembski | 9780521678674 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous 7 days ago
Amazing book