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William A. Dembski

American intelligent design advocate

1960   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Illinois at Chicago, Princeton Theological Seminary
occupation: mathematician, theologian, computer scientist, writer, philosopher
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William Albert "Bill" Dembski (born July 18, 1960) is an American mathematician, philosopher and theologian. He was a prominent proponent of intelligent design (ID) pseudoscience, specifically the concept of specified complexity, and was a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture (CSC). On September 23, 2016 he officially retired from intelligent design, resigning all his "formal associations with the ID community, including [his] Discovery Institute fellowship of 20 years."In 2012, he taught as the Phillip E. Johnson Research Professor of Science and Culture at the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, North Carolina near Charlotte.Dembski has written books about intelligent design, including The Design Inference (1998), Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science & Theology (1999), The Design Revolution (2004), The End of Christianity (2009), and Intelligent Design Uncensored (2010). Intelligent design is the argument that an intelligent cause is responsible for the complexity of life and that one can detect that cause empirically. Dembski postulated that probability theory can be used to prove irreducible complexity (IC), or what he called "specified complexity." The scientific community sees intelligent design—and Dembski's concept of specified complexity—as a form of creationism attempting to portray itself as science.
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works

5

Of Pandas and People

school-level textbook promoting intelligent design

author: Percival Davis, Dean H. Kenyon, William A. Dembski, Jonathan Wells

1989

Intelligent Design

book by William A. Dembski

author: William A. Dembski

2007

The Design Inference

book by William A. Dembski

author: William A. Dembski

1998

The Design Revolution

book by William A. Dembski

author: William A. Dembski

2004

Uncommon Dissent

book by William A. Dembski

author: William A. Dembski

2004

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