William A. Dembski

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The Design Inference

Twenty-five years ago, mathematician William Dembski unveiled a rigorous scientific method for detecting intelligent design in his book The Design Inference. Originally published by Cambridge University Press, Dembski’s landmark book sparked vigorous debate among scientists, scholars, and the public. In a dramatically expanded new edition, Dembski and co-author Winston Ewert show how Dembski’s method of design detection has stood the Read More ›

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AI Apocalypse

Computer engineer Robert J. Marks talks about how artificial intelligence (AI) has influenced our society as well as the hype which has surrounded AI in the last few years. This talk was presented at the 2022 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith in January 2022. Marks is author of the book Non-Computable You: What You Do that Artificial Intelligence Never Read More ›

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William Dembski: Gauging the Success of Intelligent Design

Mathematician and philosopher William A. Dembski explains the theory of intelligent design and examines its successes and challenges over the past decades. A founding Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute's Center for Science and culture, Dembski currently serves as a member of Discovery Institute's board of directors and as a Distinguished Fellow of its Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Dembski holds PhDs from the University of Chicago (mathematics) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (philosophy). He has held National Science Foundation graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books about intelligent design and other topics, including The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities (Cambridge University Press), No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased without Intelligence (Rowman & Littlefield), The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science (ISI Books), The Design Revolution (IVP), Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA (Cambridge University Press), and Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information (Routledge). This talk was originally offered as part of the 2021 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith sponsored by Discovery Institute. Read More ›
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How is the Intelligent Design Movement Doing?

Was the ID movement a success? What did it get right, and how has it changed? In this video, Sean McDowell interviews one of the leading intelligent founders, William Dembski. Dembski reflects back upon the movement and offers suggestions for moving forward. Read More ›
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Breakout Paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology Explicitly Supports Intelligent Design

The Journal of Theoretical Biology has published an explicitly pro-intelligent design article, “Using statistical methods to model the fine-tuning of molecular machines and systems.” Let’s take a closer look at the contents. Read More ›
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Philosophical-ish Objections to Intelligent Design: A Response to Paul Draper

Recently I was asked by several people whether I had ever responded to an old review of Darwin’s Black Box by Purdue University philosopher of religion Paul Draper. I had not done so, but will use the occasion to respond now and to clear up a couple of philosophical-ish objections that have been raised against intelligent design over the years. In 2002 Read More ›