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Darwin's Black Box

The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution

Author: Michael J. Behe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743214854

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The groundbreaking, "seminal work" (Time) on intelligent design that dares to ask, was Darwin wrong? In 1996, Darwin's Black Box helped to launch the intelligent design movement: the argument that nature exhibits evidence of design, beyond Darwinian randomness. It sparked a national debate on evolution, which continues to intensify across the country. From one end of the spectrum to the other, Darwin's Black Box has established itself as the key intelligent design text -- the one argument that must be addressed in order to determine whether Darwinian evolution is sufficient to explain life as we know it. In a major new Afterword for this edition, Behe explains that the complexity discovered by microbiologists has dramatically increased since the book was first published. That complexity is a continuing challenge to Darwinism, and evolutionists have had no success at explaining it. Darwin's Black Box is more important today than ever.

Darwin's Black Box

The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution

Author: Michael J. Behe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684827544

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Questioning how evolution can explain the complex chemical processes scientists are finding in humans using new technology, a unique argument for creation by either God or another higher intelligence emerges to contradict currently accepted theories. 20,000 first printing.

The Edge of Evolution

The Search for the Limits of Darwinism

Author: Michael J. Behe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743296222

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The author of Darwin's Black Box draws on new findings in genetics to pose an argument for intelligent design that refutes Darwinian beliefs about evolution while offering alternative analyses of such factors as disease, random mutations, and the human struggle for survival. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

A Tour of the Calculus

Author: David Berlinski

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307789730

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, functions, and limits, Berlinski explores the furthest implications of his subject, revealing how the calculus reconciles the precision of numbers with the fluidity of the changing universe. "An odd and tantalizing book by a writer who takes immense pleasure in this great mathematical tool, and tries to create it in others."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Darwin Strikes Back

Defending the Science of Intelligent Design

Author: Thomas Woodward

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441201149

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The debate between proponents of Darwinism and those of Intelligent Design has reached the status of a full-scale public battle. With stories of qualifying statements about evolution in public school textbooks and the recent 70th anniversary of the Scopes Monkey trial in the news, the question about our origins will not be put to rest. Following up his award-winning Doubts about Darwin, Thomas Woodward traces the continuing saga of the ID movement in Darwin Strikes Back. Focusing on the emerging key players on both sides--Michael Behe, William Dembski, Kenneth Miller, Robert Pennock, and more--Woodward helps readers navigate the tangled maze of public debate, including anti-ID activism from Christians, and shows them what might be coming next.

Darwin's Doubt

The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design

Author: Stephen C. Meyer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062071491

Category: Science

Page: 560

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When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal. During the last half century, biologists have come to appreciate the central importance of biological information—stored in DNA and elsewhere in cells—to building animal forms. Expanding on the compelling case he presented in his last book, Signature in the Cell, Meyer argues that the origin of this information, as well as other mysterious features of the Cambrian event, are best explained by intelligent design, rather than purely undirected evolutionary processes.

Darwin on Trial

Author: Phillip E. Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621575136

Category: Science

Page: 195

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Darwin's theory of evolution is accepted by most educated Americans as simple fact. This easy acceptance, however, hides from us the many ways in which evolution—as an idea—shapes our thinking about a great many things. What if this idea is wrong? Berkeley law professor Phillip E. Johnson looks at the evidence for Darwinistic evolution the way a lawyer would—with a cold dispassionate eye for logic and proof. His discovery is that scientists have put the cart before the horse. They prematurely accepted Darwin's theory as fact and have been scrambling to find evidence for it. Darwin on Trial is a cogent and stunning tour de force that not only rattles the cages of conventional wisdom, but could provide the basis for a fundamental change in the way educated Americans regard themselves, their origins, and their fate.

Uncommon Dissent

Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing

Author: William Dembski

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497648955

Category: Science

Page: 350

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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 discussion—to 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 Darwinism’s 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.

Undeniable

How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed

Author: Douglas Axe

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062349600

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Named A Best Book of the Year by World Magazine Throughout his distinguished and unconventional career, engineer-turned-molecular-biologist Douglas Axe has been asking the questions that much of the scientific community would rather silence. Now, he presents his conclusions in this brave and pioneering book. Axe argues that the key to understanding our origin is the “design intuition”—the innate belief held by all humans that tasks we would need knowledge to accomplish can only be accomplished by someone who has that knowledge. For the ingenious task of inventing life, this knower can only be God. Starting with the hallowed halls of academic science, Axe dismantles the widespread belief that Darwin’s theory of evolution is indisputably true, showing instead that a gaping hole has been at its center from the beginning. He then explains in plain English the science that proves our design intuition scientifically valid. Lastly, he uses everyday experience to empower ordinary people to defend their design intuition, giving them the confidence and courage to explain why it has to be true and the vision to imagine what biology will become when people stand up for this truth. Armed with that confidence, readers will affirm what once seemed obvious to all of us—that living creatures, from single-celled cyanobacteria to orca whales and human beings, are brilliantly conceived, utterly beyond the reach of accident. Our intuition was right all along.

Doubts about Darwin

A History of Intelligent Design

Author: Thomas Woodward

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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Traces the workings of the Intelligent Design Movement to challenge theories about Darwinian macroevolution and the accepted naturalistic origin of life, profiling the movement's key contributors and influences to examine both sides of the debate.

Mere Creation

Science, Faith & Intelligent Design

Author: William A. Dembski

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830815159

Category: Religion

Page: 475

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In this book a team of expert academics trained in mathematics, engineering, philosophy, physical anthropology, physics, astrophysics, biology and more investigate the prospects for intelligent design. Edited by William Dembski.

Intelligent Design

The Bridge Between Science & Theology

Author: William A. Dembski

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830823147

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Explains the theory of intelligent design and explains how it can link science and theology by avoiding the traps of creationism and Darwinism.

Darwin's Enigma

Ebbing the Tide of Naturalism

Author: Luther Sunderland

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614582076

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Evolutionists have long known that Charles Darwin's original argument against his own theory - that a lack of fossil evidence of transitional forms would reduce him to an embarrassing footnote in history - was screamingly true. No legitimate fossil evidence exists that shows one species changing into another. This startling realization led Luther Sunderland to an exhaustive search of the subject, and his findings show clearly that evolution is a theory in disarray. From his own interviews with leading evolutionists, and an examination of the fossil evidence, Sunderland shows that the Enigma of Darwin's anti-God philosophy is that the facts show it is anything but rock-solid. Before is death in 1987, Luther Sunderland had garnered the respect of creationists worldwide for his investigative writing of the evolution controversy. After obtaining an engineering degree from Penn State University, Sunderland spent 30 years developing automatic flight control systems for the General Electric Company. DARWIN'S ENIGMA remains on intensely popular work on the theory of origins.

The Design Inference

Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities

Author: William A. Dembski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139936298

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The design inference uncovers intelligent causes by isolating their key trademark: specified events of small probability. Just about anything that happens is highly improbable, but when a highly improbable event is also specified (i.e. conforms to an independently given pattern) undirected natural causes lose their explanatory power. 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 1998 book shows how incomplete undirected causes are for science and breathes new life into classical design arguments. It 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.

Icons of Evolution

Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution Is Wrong

Author: Jonathan Wells

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159698533X

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Everything you were taught about evolution is wrong.

Darwinism Defeated?

The Johnson-Lamoureux Debate on Biological Origins

Author: Phillip E. Johnson,Denis Lamoureux

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

ISBN: 9781573831338

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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Only a Theory

Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul

Author: Kenneth Raymond Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670018833

Category: Science

Page: 244

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Evaluates the debate between advocates for evolution and intelligent design which occured during the 2005 Dover evolution trial, dissecting the claims of the intelligent design movement and explaining why the conflict is compromising America's position a

Evolution

A Theory in Crisis

Author: Michael Denton

Publisher: Adler & Adler Pub

ISBN: 9780917561528

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 8728

Explains how rapidly accumulating evidence is threatening the basic assumptions of orthodox Darwinism

Darwinism Under the Microscope

How Recent Scientific Evidence Points to Divine Design

Author: James P. Gills,Tom Woodward

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 0884199258

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Did you know...The claim that "science and faith are enemies" is a myth? The discovery of DNA and its genetic code points squarely to a designer of the universe? The fossil record is a gigantic embarrassment and "headache" for evolution? Darwin's theories are based ultimately on philosophy, not on science?Brace yourself for a scientific earthquake! Strange "tremors" are now coming from science labs. As researchers uncover new levels of astonishing complexity within the cell, they suddenly face a shocking conclusion: Darwin was wrong. This sophisticated complexity could not arise by change; it must have been designed.Darwinism Under the Microscope probes the exciting "Darwinism vs. Design" debate that is making headlines. It lays a scientific foundation for "divine design" and equips the reader to discuss the topic intelligently...even with professors!One of the book's contributing authors, biologist Michael Behe, has done revolutionary work on the cell's tiny molecular machines. His "evidence of design" in Darwin's Black Box triggered an ever-expanding global controversy. Using Darwin's own pass-fail test, Behe concludes:"Darwin's theory has absolutely broken down."Darwinism Under the Microscope explains the "breakdown" and provides the knowledge and skill to share this breaking news with the next generation.

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