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.