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An excellent overview of the current position of the debate,
This review is from: Intelligent Design Uncensored (Paperback)
This book is a very easy and quick read.
It gives you an excellent overview of the argument and provides detailed responses to the criticism of Intelligent Design.
The book is well structured and leaves you with all the answers.
The only thing I would be critical of is that once again IDers fail to tell you exactly what they do believe... presumably an old earth with God intervening at various points, but this could have been stated clearly. I appreciate that once you move away from a literal interpretation of Genesis then its more conjecture as to how this can be explained, but nontheless for the bible-minded reader this would be an opportunity to make a case for their view of events.
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Initial post: 11 Jan 2011 15:56:36 GMT
M. Short says:
It's not possible or desirable for Dembski (and the various other members of the US Discovery Institute / CSC like Meyer and Behe) to state their religious position too clearly. To do so would undermine their main aim - which is to introduce ID into school science classes (in particular in the US, where the First Amendment to the US Constitution on the separation of church and state is a major issue).
Of course, the fact that ID does not explicitly refer to any sort of god does not mean that it is constitutionally permissible in the US (see Kitzmiller v Dover Area School District  - readily available on Wikipedia).
I would heartily recommend "Creationism's Tojan Horse - The Wedge of Intelligent Design" by Forrest & Gross for all the background on the ID movement, and in particular how dismally ID fails as a "scientific" proposition. Kenneth Miller's "Only a Theory: Evolution and The Battle for America's Soul" is also an excellent read - much less academic and dry.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2011 15:47:51 GMT
Timothy Shanahan says:
No evidence of having read the book.
The sole argument is ad hominem on all members of the US Discovery Insitute. Behe and Dembski actually hold significantly different views -see chapter 6 on theistic evolution.
While apparently cutting and pasting failed to notice was on Amazon.co.uk.
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The Alien intervention is the best theory because it addresses science and makes sense of the myths of flying Gods and miraculous happenings and explains the advancement of certain cultures and races. Who had very sophisticated knowledge regarding Maths, Astrology and Architecture. Watch the History Channels 'Ancient Astronaut' series on youtube, i think it runs for about 20? episodes, its very comprehensive and loads of fun too.
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