God, the Devil, and Darwin

God, the Devil, and Darwin
Author : Niall Shanks
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2007-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9780195322378
ISBN 13 : 0195322371
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God, the Devil, and Darwin Book Description:

In recent years a controversial new theory of the origins of biological complexity has been fomenting bitter debates in education and science policy. Intelligent Design theory (ID) proposes an alternative to accepted accounts of evolutionary theory: that life is so complex, and that the universe is so fine-tuned for the appearance of life, that the only plausible explanation is the existence of an intelligent designer. For many ID theorists, the designer is taken to be the God of Christianity. This book is an accessible introduction to, and critique of, this controversial new movement. After looking at the historical roots of ID, philosophy-of-science professor Shanks takes a hard look at its intellectual underpinnings, and shows how arguments for ID lack cohesion, rest on errors and unfounded suppositions, and generally are grossly inferior to evolutionary explanations.--From publisher description.

God, the Devil, and Darwin
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