Intelligent design is surrounded by a storm of debate. Proponents and opponents have both sought to have their voices heard above the din.
Is it unscientific? Is it a danger to real Christian faith? Is it trying to smuggle God into the classroom?
Controversy can create confusion rather than clarity. So here to clear things up is Bill Dembski, one of the founders of intelligent design, who joins with Jonathan Witt to answer these questions and more. In Intelligent Design: Uncensored They plainly lay out just what intelligent design is and is not. They answer objections with straight talk that is down to earth.
You'll be surprised at how often smart people have misrepresented ID. You might be surprised to see exactly how they respond to what turns out to be misleading arguments.
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Date:August 23, 2010
Intelligent Design UncensoredDubbed as an easy to understand guide to the controversy, it lives up to its name.Perhaps the only difficulty will be with the numbers. Giving us mathematical probability concerning various things happening takes us into the realm of numbers that few of us can probably understand. In the end, however, what is shown is that evolution is mathematically improbable to the point of being impossible.Dembski and Witt do a very good job of making the issue of ID understood. At the same time they present to us a view of the controversy that surrounds it. ID is not accepted by many in the scientific community. They reject it on philosophical grounds instead of scientific grounds. Many scientists have embraced ID because that's where their research has led them. Those scientists who believe in ID are censored by the Darwinists, however. On the other side of the coin, sometimes Christians oppose ID because it does not necessarily embrace Christian Theism. Dembski and Witt argue that ID is not necessarily anti-Christian. Christians who are creationists can certainly profit from examining the case for ID. The authors state their case, present their arguments, then give us a guide to do battle with Darwinism. The directions in the guide are good directions. Sometimes those who wish to have all of the evidence regarding origins presented go too far and fail. ID Uncensored shows how we can fight the battle at the schoolboard meeting or in the statehouse. This book is recommended reading for those who are interested in the debate about origins.