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Dembski, William A. 1960-

Works: 77 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 7,210 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Church history 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BL263, 215
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Most widely held works by William A Dembski
Intelligent design : the bridge between science & theology by William A Dembski ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the theory of intelligent design and explains how it can link science and theology by avoiding the traps of creationism and Darwinism
Debating design : from Darwin to DNA by William A Dembski ( Book )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The debate over design in the natural world has persisted from the 1860s, shortly after Darwin published 'The Origin of Species'. Four main positions are explored: Darwinism, self-organization, theistic evolution, & intelligent design
The design revolution : answering the toughest questions about intelligent design by William A Dembski ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncommon dissent : intellectuals who find Darwinism unconvincing ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent years have seen the rise to prominence of ever more sophisticated philosophical and scientific critiques of the ideas marketed under the name of Darwinism. In Uncommon Dissent, mathematician and philosopher William A. Dembski brings together essays by leading intellectuals who find one or more aspects of Darwinism unpersuasive. As Dembski explains, Darwinism has gathered around itself an aura of invincibility that is inhospitable to rational discussionto say the least: "Darwinism, its proponents assure us, has been overwhelmingly vindicated. Any resistance to it is futile and indicates bad faith or worse." Indeed, those who question the Darwinian synthesis are supposed, in the famous formulation of Richard Dawkins, to be ignorant, stupid, insane, or wicked. The hostility of dogmatic Darwinians like Dawkins has not, however, prevented the advent of a growing cadre of scholarly critics of metaphysical Darwinism. The measured, thought-provoking essays in Uncommon Dissent make it increasingly obvious that these critics are not the brainwashed fundamentalist buffoons that Darwinisms defenders suggest they are, but rather serious, skeptical, open-minded inquirers whose challenges pose serious questions about the viability of Darwinist ideology. The intellectual power of their contributions to Uncommon Dissent is bracing
The design inference : eliminating chance through small probabilities by William A Dembski ( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How can we identify events due to intelligent causes and distinguish them from events due to undirected natural causes? If we lack a causal theory how can we determine whether an intelligent cause acted? This book presents a reliable method for detecting intelligent causes: the design inference. The design inference uncovers intelligent causes by isolating the key trademark of intelligent causes: specified events of small probability. Design inferences can be found in a range of scientific pursuits from forensic science to research into the origins of life to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This challenging and provocative book will be read with particular interest by philosophers of science and religion, other philosophers concerned with epistemology and logic, probability and complexity theorists, and statisticians
Signs of intelligence : understanding intelligent design ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of fourteen essays which provide an overview of the argument for intelligent design, with diagrams, explanations, and relevant quotations
Mere creation : science, faith & intelligent design ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book Behe is joined by eighteen other expert academics trained in mathematics, mechanical engineering, philosophy, physical anthropology, physics, astrophysics, biology, ecology and evolutionary biology to investigate the prospects for this emerging school of thought. Challenging the reigning ideology of materialistic naturalism on both scientific and philosophical grounds, these scholars press the case for a radical rethinking of established evolutionary assumptions
No free lunch : why specified complexity cannot be purchased without intelligence by William A Dembski ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwin's nemesis : Phillip Johnson and the intelligent design movement ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the publication of Darwin on Trial in 1991, Cal Berkeley legal scholar Phillip Johnson became the leading figure in the intelligent design movement. Exposing and calling into question the philosophical foundations of Darwinism, Johnson led the charge against this largely unquestioned philosophy of materialistic reductionism and its purported basis in scientific research. This book reviews and celebrates the life and thought of Phillip Johnson and the movement for which he has served as chief architect. Editor William A. Dembski presents eighteen essays by those who have known and worked with Johnson for more than a decade. They provide personal and in-depth insight into the man, his convictions and his leadership of the intellectual movement that called into question the hegemony of Darwinian theory
Science and evidence for design in the universe : papers presented at a conference sponsored by the Wethersfield Institute, New York City, September 25, 1999 by Michael J Behe ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of Christianity : finding a good God in an evil world by William A Dembski ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theodicy attempts to resolve how a good God and evil world can coexist. The neo-atheist view in this debate has dominated recent bestseller lists through books like The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins), God Is Not Great (Christopher Hitchens), and The End of Faith (Samuel Harris). And their popularity illuminates a changing mental environment wherein people are asking harder questions about divine goodness. Surprisingly, these books please intelligent design champion William Dembski, because "They would be unnecessary if Christianity were not again a live issue." Entering the conversation, Dembski's provocative The End of Christianity embraces the challenge to formulate a theodicy that is both faithful to Christian orthodoxy and credible to the new mental environment. He writes to make peace with three claims: (1) God by wisdom created the world out of nothing. (2) God exercises particular providence in the world. (3) All evil in the world ultimately traces backs to human sin. In the process, Dembski brings the reader to a fresh understanding of what "the end (result) of Christianity" really means: the radical realignment of our thinking so that we see God's goodness in creation despite the distorting effects of sin in our hearts and evil in the world. - Publisher
Intelligent design uncensored : an easy-to-understand guide to the controversy by William A Dembski ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intelligent design is surrounded by a storm of debate. Here to clear things up is Bill Dembski, one of the founders of intelligent design, who joins with Jonathan Witt to plainly lay out just what intelligent design is and is not. They answer objections with straight talk that is down to earth. --from publisher description
Unapologetic apologetics : meeting the challenges of theological studies ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jesus fact or fiction ; The Jesus film project by Josh McDowell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prominent theologians, scientists, historians and philosophers discuss the historical evidence for the existence of Jesus, and other fundamental tenets of Christianity
Evidence for God : 50 arguments for faith from the Bible, history, philosophy, and science by Mike Licona ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apologists provide compelling arguments that address the most pressing questions of the day about God, science, Jesus, the Bible, and more. --from publisher description
The nature of nature : examining the role of naturalism in science ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The design of life : discovering signs of intelligence in biological systems by William A Dembski ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As an ardent proponent of Darwinian evolution, Richard Dawkins imagines that all design in biology is merely an illusion. By contrast, this book shows that biologists use the assumption of design with success precisely because design in biology is not an illusion but real. In this book, William Dembski and Jonathan Wells present a compelling scientific case for the intelligent design of biological systems. --from publisher description
Understanding intelligent design by William A Dembski ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never before in history : America's inspired birth by Gary T Amos ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tough-minded Christianity : honoring the legacy of John Warwick Montgomery by William Dembski ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular academic authors and scholars from John Ankerberg and J.I. Packer to Ravi Zacharias pay written tribute to the immensely influential work of living apologetics legend John Warwick Montgomery
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