Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique Of The New Creationism

byTaner Edis, Matt YoungContribution byGary Hurd

February 2, 2006|
Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique Of The New Creationism by Taner Edis
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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.

Victor J. Stenger was born on January 29, 1935. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Newark College of Engineering (now New Jersey Institute of Technology) in 1956, a Master of Science degree in physics from UCLA in 1959, and a Ph.D. in physics in 1963. He worked as an elementary particle physicist fo...
Title:Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique Of The New CreationismFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.9 X 6 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.9 X 6 X 0.7 inPublished:February 2, 2006Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813538726

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