This compact guide lays out the basics of Intelligent Design, popularly known as ID. William Dembski, the dean of the intelligent-design movement, and Sean McDowell especially target readers whose understanding may have been confused by educational bias and one-sided arguments and attacks.
Commonsense and no-nonsense, with pointed examples, the authors explain
- the central theories of ID, showing why the presence of information and meaningful complexity require the involvement of intelligence
- why ID adheres to the scientific method and is a valid field of scientific inquiry
- why scientific evidence increasingly conflicts with evolutionary theories
- how both evolutionary theory and ID have religious/philosophical underpinnings, and why this causes so much controversy
- how both systems of thought have radical implications for our culture—and what readers can do about it
Clarifying crucial issues, this key resource gives nonspecialists a solid grasp of one of today's foundational religious-scientific-cultural concepts.
About the Author
William A. Dembski, PhD, speaks worldwide on intelligent design and is frequently featured in newspaper articles and on radio and TV shows, among them ABC’s Nightline and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. A mathematician, philosopher, and research professor, Dembski has published widely and is the author/editor of more than a dozen books, including The Design Inference and No Free Lunch. He lives in Texas.
Sean McDowell (PhD) is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books, including A New Kind of Apologist. He is an associate professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University, is an internationally recognized speaker, and blogs regularly at www.seanmcdowell.org.
Table of Contents
Foreword Josh McDowell 9
Welcome to the Debate 13
Intelligent Design to the Rescue! 31
The Surprising Truth 47
What Story Do the Rocks Tell? 65
Science or Religion? 83
The Design Inference 101
An Unsolved Mystery: The Origin of Life 119
Putting Darwin's Theory to the Test 137
At Home in the Universe 153
Joining the Design Revolution 171
Recommended Resources 187
Quick Response Guide 190
Ten Questions to Ask Your Science Teacher About Design 193
Dealing with Difficult Critics of ID 199
Evolutionary Logic: A Parody of Darwinian Educational Philosophy 209
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