Jay W. Richards

Problem of Evil

Jay Richards discusses the problem of evil for the theistic and theistic evolutionary perspectives. He notes the common answer that theists give: God allows man to have free will and this liberty brings evil into the world. The evolutionist’s answer to the question makes the problem more acute: God sent everything into existence at once and therefore could not create everything in perfect moral order right away.

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Intelligent Design: Who Designed the Designer?

http://discovery.org Dr. Jay Richards discusses whether or not intelligent design theory can say who the designer is. Dr. Richards is a senior fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and also Director of Media at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Eco-Misanthropes Want Better Living Through Mass Death

This article, published by Scripps Howard News Service, mentions Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Jay Richards: The curator emeritus for botany at Chicago’s Field Museum of Science last Nov. 9 wrote then-Discovery Institute scholar Jay Richards regarding his book, “The Privileged Planet.” The rest of the article can be found here.

Film Based on Professor’s Book Showing at Smithsonian

This article, published by Iowa State Daily, mentions a book by Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellows Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards:

A documentary based on an ISU professor’s book in support of Intelligent Design theory is planned to be shown at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Assistant astronomy and physics professor Guillermo Gonzalez co-authored “The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery” in 2004 with Jay Richards, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute. The book and the documentary examine and express support for the controversial theory of Intelligent Design.

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