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Why Intelligent Design Fails

Why Intelligent Design Fails

A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism

by Matt Young and Taner Edis
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/03/2006
  $49.95
Is Darwinian evolution established fact, or a dogma ready to be overtaken by ""intelligent design""? This is the debate raging in courtrooms and classrooms across the country. ""Why Intelligent Design Fails"" assembles a team of physicists, biologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and archaeologists to examine intelligent design from a scientific perspective. They consistently find grandiose claims without merit. Contributors take intelligent design's two most famous claims - irreducible complexity and information-based arguments - and show that neither challenges Darwinian evolution. They also discuss thermodynamics and self-organization, the ways human design is actually identified in fields such as forensic archaeology, how research in machine intelligence indicates that intelligence itself is the product of chance and necessity, and cosmological fine tuning arguments. Intelligent design turns out to be a scientific mistake, but a mistake whose details highlight the amazing power of Darwinian thinking and the wonders of a complex world without design.
ISBN:
9780813538723
9780813538723
Category:
Philosophy of religion
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-03-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x18mm
Weight:
0.4kg

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