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|Quote (oldmanintheskydidntdoit @ June 13 2008,17:16)|
You can buy it now at Amazon if you want. I had to start a thread because the blurb on Amazon is classic
This compact guide lays out the basics of Intelligent Design, popularly known as ID. William Dembski, the dean of the intelligentdesign movement, and Sean McDowell especially target readers whose understanding may have been confused by educational bias and onesided arguments and attacks.
Commonsense and nononsense, with pointed examples, the authors explain
* the central theories of ID, showing why the presence of information and meaningful complexity require the involvement of intelligence
* why ID adheres to the scientific method and is a valid field of scientific inquiry
* why scientific evidence increasingly conflicts with evolutionary theories
* how both evolutionary theory and ID have religious/philosophical underpinnings, and why this causes so much controversy
* how both systems of thought have radical implications for our cultureand what readers can do about it
Clarifying crucial issues, this key resource gives nonspecialists a solid grasp of one of todays foundational religiousscientificcultural concepts.
Never heard of this Sean McDowell guy. Let's see what the first google link has to say
Looking to reach the hearts and minds of today’s teens? Are you concerned about passing on your values to the next generation? Tired of clichés? So are we. Worldview Ministries exists to create a paradigm shift in the way we teach truth to young people. Take a few minutes to explore our site and learn a little bit more about Sean McDowell and all that we have to offer you.
Mission Statement: "Teaching Truth to Transform Lives"
The “Secret” Deception
Last Friday an 8th grade girl came into my classroom with a deep concern on her face. “Mr. McDowell” she said, “have you heard of The Secret?”...read more
Do All Roads Lead to God?
George Lucas, in a magazine interview, made a comment that represents what many people think today about world religions: “I remember when I was 10 years old, I asked my mother...read more
How Can a Loving God allow Evil?
The Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, will never forget the tragedy of October 2nd, 2006. Charles Roberts, a non-Amish local father of three...read more
Debunking the Da Vinci Code
A few weeks ago I received a frantic call from a mother afraid her daughter would lose her faith after reading The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown...read more
Why would a loving God send people to hell?
I don’t like the idea of hell. Hell is not merely an academic issue, but one that is very personal to me. To think that some of my loved ones could spend...read more
If God made the world then who made God?
I remember lying in bed as a boy wondering about how God could have always existed. Maybe like me you have wondered, “If God made the world, then where...read more
Ethics & Science
Fossils: Fact or Fallacy?
“So, what do you think about evolution?” the lady sitting next to me asked as I put away my laptop in preparation for landing. Her interest in the subject...read more
Three Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher
High school biology textbooks are riddled with errors, misstatements, and exaggerations about evolution. This may come as a surprise to you...read more
Sex & Relationships
The Changing World of Teen Sex
At the opening of the cinematic version of Lord of the Rings, Galadriel says “The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the...read more
The Pornography Revolution
At the end of last year I lead a class discussion on the topic of Internet pornography (I teach at a private Christian school in southern California)...read more
Answers to Tough Questions about Sex
As a high school teacher and speaker, I regularly receive questions about sex, love and dating from young people. Below are researched answers to some...read more
Finding True Love in a Hook-up World
If you were like King Solomon in the Bible and could have any one wish come true, what would you wish for? When I pose this question to my students they often...read more
What will Heaven be like?
If you knew for certain that you only had three days left to live on Earth, how would you spend your remaining time? Recently I posed this question to a group of Christian high school seniors...read more
Knowing God's Will Part 1
Have you ever wondered, “How can I know the will of God for my life?” To be honest, this question deeply troubled me for many years of my life...read more
Knowing God's Will Part 2
“I know God’s specific will for your life.” When I tell this to my students, they often think this means I’ve received a special word from God, and that...read more
Finding God in the land of Narnia
From Star Wars to the Matrix, from Harry Potter to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, modern fantasy and science fiction are filled with references to the possible...read more
I am Steve's complete lack of surprise.