The Creation Hypothesis
Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Designer
March 1, 1994
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This early volume exploring some of the current intelligent design arguments contains essays by numerous Discovery Fellows. Philosopher J.P. Moreland, a Fellow of the Discovery Institute, explains that a philosophical view called “scientism” has become prevalent in academia. Scientism, in its various forms, holds that only scientifically verifiable truth has any real value. Similarly, Phillip Johnson, the Program Advisor to Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, writes in his Foreward that "modernist culture has become ruled by a philosophy called scientific naturalism." This book aims to bring empirically-based scientific challenges to the view that only naturalistic forces played a role in the history of life and the universe.
Stephen C. Meyer, Director of Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, argues that the theories of intelligent design and common descent are “methodologically equivalent” theories which should both be considered as legitimate fields of historical science. Senior Discovery Institue Fellow William Dembski explains how observations which cannot be accounted for using known probabilistic resources imply that some intelligence might be at work. Discovery Institute Fellows Charles Thaxton and Walter Bradley explain that the fundamental challenge facing origin of life researchers lies in the origin of information. These assembly instructions for life are not specified by natural laws. They believe that intelligent design is the best explanation.
Contributors not associated with Discovery include John Ankerberg, John W. Oller Jr., John L. Omdahl, Hugh Ross, John Weldon, and Kurt Wise.
The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Designer
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