Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing / Edition 1

Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing / Edition 1

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by William A. Dembski
     
 

ISBN-10: 1932236317

ISBN-13: 9781932236316

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: ISI Books

Darwinian evolutionary theory has come to assume an aura of invincibility, especially within elite intellectual circles. Yet recent years have seen the rise to prominence of ever more sophisticated critiques of the ideas marketed under the name of Darwinism. Dissatisfaction with Darwinian theory seems to be reaching critical mass, as growing numbers of educated people

Overview

Darwinian evolutionary theory has come to assume an aura of invincibility, especially within elite intellectual circles. Yet recent years have seen the rise to prominence of ever more sophisticated critiques of the ideas marketed under the name of Darwinism. Dissatisfaction with Darwinian theory seems to be reaching critical mass, as growing numbers of educated people, including philosophers, biochemists, biologists, lawyers, journalists, and theologians, identify serious problems with the regnant orthodoxy.

In Uncommon Dissent, mathematician and philosopher William A. Dembski brings together essays by leading intellectuals who find one or more aspects of Darwinism unpersuasive. While those who question Darwinism are often alleged, in the famous formulation of biologist Richard Dawkins, to be ignorant, stupid, insane, or downright evil, the measured, thought-provoking essays in Uncommon Dissent make it obvious that the critics of Darwinism cannot be so easily dismissed. The contributors are serious and skeptical inquirers whose challenges raise troubling questions about the viability of Darwinian ideology, and their arguments reveal at work a refreshing spirit of genuinely open-minded investigation. The result is a bracing book of undeniable intellectual power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932236316
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Forewordxiii
Introduction: The Myths of Darwinismxvii
Part IA Crisis of Confidence
1.The Check Is in the Mail: Why Darwinism Fails to Inspire Confidence3
2.Darwinism as Dogma: The Establishment of Naturalism23
3.The Miracles of Darwinism41
Part IIDarwinism's Cultural Inroads
4.Darwin Meets the Berenstain Bears: Evolution as a Total Worldview53
5.Teaching the Flaws in Neo-Darwinism75
6.Accept No Imitations: The Rivalry of Naturalism and Natural Law99
7.Refereed Journals: Do They Insure Quality or Enforce Orthodoxy?115
Part IIILeaving the Darwinian Fold
8.A Catholic Scientist Looks at Darwinism133
9.An Anti-Darwinian Intellectual Journey: Biological Order as an Inherent Property of Matter153
10.Why I Am Not a Darwinist177
Part IVAuditing the Books
11.Why Evolution Fails the Test of Science195
12.Darwinian Evolutionary Theory and the Life Sciences in the Twenty-First Century215
13.Cheating the Millennium: The Mounting Explanatory Debts of Scientific Naturalism233
14.The Deniable Darwin263
Notes307
Contributors347
Index357

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