Friday, July 13, 2012

Intelligent Design

This pamphlet is the best short description of what Intelligent Design (I.D.) is all about and why many scientists and analytic philosophers today are embracing it and distancing themselves from Darwin's theory of the origin of life. Co-authored by William Dembski, PhD, a leader in the I.D. debate and a mathematician and philosopher, and Sean McDowell, MA, a popular nationwide speaker. This 14-page full-color pamphlet is an easy-to-follow guide into this engaging topic about God and science.
Chapters include:
  • What is Intelligent Design? This chapter explains design prior to Darwin, natural selection, and specified complexity.
  • How Does ID Differ from Creationism and Evolution? Compares the difference between creationism and evolution.
  • Why Is Design Important? Explains naturalism and ideology and why they matter.
  • Is Darwinism Scientific Fact? Darwin claimed that "biological origins are the true scientists and ID is merely religion" This chapter will help to sort out those issues.
  • Is ID Science? Explores the 3 common objections to ID as science.
  • What is Irreducible Complexity? "Complex systems are not likely to emerge suddenly", according to Darwin, but what about the bacterial flagellum?
  • Can Darwinism Explain Life's Origin? See the 3 key strategies for explaining the cell apart from design; chemical evolution, self organization, panspermia.
  • Where Does Biological Information Come From? How can specified complexity in living organisms arise apart from Intelligent Design?
  • Is the Universe Designed? Is there intelligence behind the running of this universe? How is this world we live in so perfectly suited to life?
  • What About Bad Design and Evil? What can be said about the Panda's Thumb? Was this a mistake? Did God resort to a collection of spare parts? How did moral evil change the way our world operates today?
  • Guide to Common Objections gives some quick responses to objections about Intelligent Design.
Fits inside most Bibles, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, unfolds to 38 inches long.

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