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- DescriptionThe design inference uncovers intelligent causes by isolating their key trademark: specified events of small probability. Just about anything that happens is highly improbable, but when a highly improbable event is also specified (i.e. conforms to an independently given pattern) undirected natural causes lose their explanatory power. Design inferences can be found in a range of scientific pursuits from forensic science to research into the origins of life to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This challenging and provocative 1998 book shows how incomplete undirected causes are for science and breathes new life into classical design arguments. It will be read with particular interest by philosophers of science and religion, other philosophers concerned with epistemology and logic, probability and complexity theorists, and statisticians.
- Author BiographyWilliam A. Dembski is Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture in Seattle, and Carl F. H. Henry Professor of Theology and Science, Southern Seminary, Louisville.
- Author(s)William A. Dembski
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication13/09/1998
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
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- Weight520 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Series Edited byBrian Skyrms,Ernest W. Adams,Ken Binmore,Jeremy Butterfield,Persi Diaconis,William L. Harper,John Harsanyi,Richard C. Jeffrey,Wolfgang Spohn
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