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The Design Inference and the Conservation of Information

The Design Inference and the Conservation of Information

Mathematician and philosopher William Dembski discusses how the idea of the conservation of information can be connected to the framework for design inferences provided by his classic book The Design Inference. A new expanded edition of the book has now been released, co-authored with computer scientist Winston Ewert. Find out more at https://www.discovery.org/b/the-desig….

Biology and The Design Inference

Biology and The Design Inference

Mathematician and philosopher William Dembski discusses how biology is “chock full of design,” drawing on insights from the new expanded edition of his book The Design Inference, co-authored with computer scientist Winston Ewert. Find out more at https://www.discovery.org/b/the-desig….

Reception of the New Design Inference

Reception of the New Design Inference

Mathematician and philosopher William Dembski discusses his hopes for the reception of the second edition of his classic book of The Design Inference. The new expanded edition has now been released, co-authored with computer scientist Winston Ewert. Find out more at https://www.discovery.org/b/the-desig….

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Maverick Scientist

Maverick Scientist is the memoir of Forrest Mims, who forged a distinguished scientific career despite having no academic training in science. Named one of the “50 Best Brains in Science” by Discover magazine, Forrest shares what sparked his childhood curiosity and relates a lifetime of improbable, dramatic, and occasionally outright dangerous experiences in the world of science.  At thirteen he Read More ›

What Archaeology Reveals about the Historicity of the Exodus (2023 Dallas Conf. on Science & Faith)

What Archaeology Reveals about the Historicity of the Exodus (2023 Dallas Conf. on Science & Faith)

Archeologist Titus Kennedy and philosopher of science Stephen Meyer explore what the science of archeology reveal about the historicity of the exodus of Jews from Egypt. Is the exodus a myth? Or is there evidence it really occurred? This session took place at the 2023 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith sponsored by Discovery Institute. Check out Dr. Kennedy’s newest Read More ›

Design Inferences in Real Life

Design Inferences in Real Life

Mathematician and philosopher William Dembski discusses how to detect design inferences in everyday life, drawing on the insights of his classic book The Design Inference. A new expanded edition of the book has now been released, co-authored with computer scientist Winston Ewert. Find out more at https://www.discovery.org/b/the-desig….

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The Magician’s Twin: Eric Metaxas and John West Explore C.S. Lewis and Scientism in Seattle on Feb. 8

What can we learn from C.S. Lewis about the growing misuse of science to attack God and support authoritarianism? Join bestselling author and talk show host Eric Metaxas as he explores this topic and more with C.S. Lewis expert and Discovery Institute Vice President John West in Seattle on Feb. 8. This live event is part of Metaxas’s Socrates in the City series — conversations that Read More ›

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Darwin’s Bluff

In this fascinating piece of historical detective work, Robert Shedinger draws on Darwin’s letters, private notebooks, and an unfinished manuscript to piece together a puzzle and reveal an embarrassing truth: Darwin never finished his sequel to The Origin of Species because in the end he could not deliver the empirical evidence he promised would validate his theory. Read More ›
Reception of the Original Design Inference

Reception of the Original Design Inference

Mathematician and philosopher William Dembski discusses the reception of the original edition of his landmark book The Design Inference, which explored how we can detect intelligent design. A new expanded edition of the book has now been released, co-authored with computer scientist Winston Ewert. Find out more at https://www.discovery.org/b/the-desig….