God and Design : The Teleological Argument and Modern Science

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Pub. Date: 2004-05-20
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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Summary

Recent discoveries in physics, cosmology and biochemistry have captured the public imagination and made the Design Argument - the theory that God created the world according to a specific plan - the object of renewed scientific and philosophical interest. This accessible but serious introduction to the design problem brings together new perspectives from prominent scientists and philosophers including Paul Davies, Richard Swinburne, Sir Martin Rees, Michael Behe, Elliot Sober and Peter van Inwagen.

Table of Contents

General Considerations
The Design Argument
The Meaning of Design
The Design Inference: Old Wine in New Wineskins
God by Design
The Argument to God from Fine-tuning Reassessed
Perceiving Design
Physical Cosmology
The Apperance of Design in Physics and Cosmology
Design and the Anthropic Fine-tuning of the Universe
Evidence for Fine-Tuning
Probabilities and the Fine-tuning Argument: A Skeptical View
Multiple Universes
Other Universes: A Scientific Perspective
Too Many Universes
Fine-tuning and Multiple Universes
The Chance of the Gaps
Biology
The Modern Intelligent Design Hypothesis: Breaking Rules
Answering the Biochemical Argument from Design
Modern Biologists and the Argument from Design
Paradoxes of Evolution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe?
The Compatibility of Darwinism and Design
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