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No Free Lunch

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Book cover of No Free Lunch by William A. Dembski

No Free Lunch

No Free Lunch, the sequel to mathematician and philosopher William Dembski's Cambridge University Press book The Design Inference, explores key questions about the origin of specified complexity. Dembski explains that the Darwinian search mechanism of random mutation coupled with natural selection is incapable of generating novel complex, specified information (CSI).

This observation translates into "No Free Lunch" (NFL) theorems, which Dembski explains are inherent constraints upon natural systems. Natural Darwinian mechanisms can shuffle this information around, but only intelligence can generate novel CSI. In other words, when it comes to generating truly novel biological complexity, Darwin can have no free lunch...

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Naturalism’s Argument from Invincible Ignorance

Howard Van Till’s review of my book No Free Lunch is available at the AAAS Evolution Resources page—http://www.aaas.org/spp/dser/evolution/perspectives/vantillecoli.pdf. I respond to Van Till’s review here. Howard Van Till’s review of my book No Free Lunch exemplifies perfectly why theistic evolution remains intelligent design’s most implacable foe. Not only does theistic evolution sign off on the naturalism that pervades so much Read More ›

Refuted Yet Again!

William A. Dembski, Discovery Institute, subtitle: A Brief Reply To Matt Young, NULL Read More ›