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“The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection. ID is thus a scientific disagreement with the core claim of evolutionary theory that the apparent design of living systems is an illusion that can be adequately explained by only natural causes.

“In a broader sense, Intelligent Design is simply the science of design detection -- how to recognize patterns arranged by an intelligent cause for a purpose. Design detection is used in a number of scientific fields, including anthropology, forensic sciences that seek to explain the cause of events such as a death or fire, cryptanalysis and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). An inference that certain biological information may be the product of an intelligent cause can be tested or evaluated in the same manner as scientists daily test for design in other sciences.”

There are several books available on this subject:

  • Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. Free Press, 1998

  • Michael J. Behe, The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism. Free Press, 2008

  • Michael J. Behe, Science and the Evidence for Design in the Universe (Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute. Ignatius Press, 2000

  • David Berlinski, The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays. Discovery Institute Press, 2010

  • David Berlinski, The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions. Basic Books, 2009

  • William Dembski, Darwin's Nemesis: Philip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement. InterVarsity Press, 2006

  • William Dembski, The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998

  • William Dembski, The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design. InterVarsity Press, 2004

  • William A. Dembski, Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science & Theology. InterVarsity Press, 2002

  • William A. Dembski and James M. Kushiner, Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design. Brazos Press, 2001

  • William A. Dembski and Jonathan Wells, The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems. Foundation for Thought & Ethics, 2008

  • Michael Denton, Evolution: Still A Theory in Crisis. Revised 2016; original 1985.
    See a YouTube based on Denton's work on "Non-Adaptive Order" "Biology of the Baroque" [20:30] [Discovery Science News].

  • Phillip E. Johnson, Darwin on Trial. 2nd ed. InterVarsity Press, 1993

  • Phillip E. Johnson, Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education. InterVarsity Press, 1998

  • Phillip E. Johnson, The Right Questions. InterVarsity Press, 2002

  • Phillip E. Johnson, The Wedge of Truth. InterVarsity Press, 2000

  • Robert C. Koons (editor), The Waning of Materialism (23 Essays). Oxford University Press, 2010

  • Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. HarperOne, reprint 2010

  • John C. Polkinghorne, Science and Theology. Fortress Press, 1998

  • Fazale Rana, The Cell's Design: How Chemistry Reveals the Creator's Artistry. Baker Books, 2008

  • Granville Sewell, In the Beginning: And Other Essays on Intelligent Design. Discovery Institute Press, 2010

  • Jonathan Wells, The Myth of Junk DNA. Discovery Institute Press, 2011

  • Benjamin Wiker, The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin. Regnery Publishing, 2009

  • John Wilson, Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing. ISI Books, 2004

  • Thomas Woodward, Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design. Baker Books, 2006

  • Thomas Woodward, Doubts About Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design. Baker Books, 2007


Consider these hot links to websites dedicated to the subject of ID and related studies:

The Biologic Institute biologicinstitute.org [This research group, headed by Douglas Axe, contains papers of note on how genetic biologists around the world are finding that evolution fails modern lab tests.]

Darwins Doubt darwinsdoubt.com ["The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design"]

Evolution News & Views evolutionnews.org

IDEA ideacenter.org ["Intelligent Design & Evolution Awareness Center"]

Intelligent Design intelligentdesign.org ["Explaining the Science of Intelligent Design"]

Intelligent Design Network intelligentdesignnetwork.org ["Seeking Objectivity in Origins Science"].   You can download IDN's 2-page PDF "Intelligent Design For Dummies"

Reasons to Believe reasons.org ["Integrating Science and Faith"]

Uncommon Descent uncommondescent.com ["Serving the Intelligent Design Community"]


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