Joined: Sep. 2006
|Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Dec. 03 2006,17:35)|
|The Reach of the Cross |
By William A. Dembski
Message delivered at Southwestern
Seminary Chapel, October 19, 2006
There is a link on This Page to a movie clip of the Lugubrious One delivering this talk at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Search for/scroll down to WAD.
Dembski's an overachiever with this crowd.
From the good Dr. above...
|Dr. Bobby Holt|
Trustee, SWBTS, Pastor, Vista Grande Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, CO
And from the Dr. below...
|Dr. D.L. Lowrie|
Retired Pastor, FBC Lubbock, TX
And finally from Dembski...
| Research Professor in Philosophy |
Web site: www.designinference.com
Research Professor in Philosophy at Southwestern Seminary.
Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.
Executive Director of the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design.
Ph.D. philosophy University of Illinois at Chicago (1996).
MDiv. Princeton Theological Seminary (1996).
M.A. philosophy University of Illinois at Chicago (1993).
Ph.D. mathematics University of Chicago (1988).
S.M. mathematics University of Chicago (1985).
M.S. statistics University of Illinois at Chicago (1983).
B.A. psychology University of Illinois at Chicago (1981).
Texas A&M’s Trotter Prize, shared with Stuart Kauffman, April 2005. (Past recipients: Charlie Townes and Francis Crick (2002), Alan Guth and John Polkinghorne (2003), Paul Davies and Robert Shapiro (2004)).
Intelligent Design Network’s Wedge of Truth Award, 2004 for promoting intelligent design (past recipients include Michael Behe).
Templeton Foundation Book Prize ($100,000) for writing book on information theory, 2000–2001.
Discovery Institute Fellowship for research in intelligent design, 1996–1999.
Notre Dame Postdoctoral Fellowship (Department of Philosophy) for philosophy of religion, 1996–1997.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Outstanding Dissertation Award in Fine Arts and Humanities for
The Design Inference; published subsequently September 1998 with Cambridge University
Press Pascal Centre Research Fellowship for studies in science and religion, 1992–1995.
Northwestern University Postdoctoral Fellowship (Department of Philosophy) for history and philosophy of science, 1992–1993.
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for mathematics, 1988–1991.
McCormick Fellowship (University of Chicago) for mathematics, 1984–1988.
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship for psychology and mathematics, 1982–1985.
Nancy Hirshberg Memorial Prize for best undergraduate research paper in psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981.
Research Professor in Philosophy, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas, June 2006 present.
Carl F. H. Henry Professor of Theology and Science, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., June 2005–May 2006.
Associate Research Professor, Conceptual Foundations of Science, Baylor University, research in intelligent design, 1999–May 2005.
Fellow, Discovery Institute, Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture, research in complexity, information, and design, 1996–present.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Dallas, Department of Philosophy, teaching introduction to philosophy, 1997–1999.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame, Department of Philosophy, teaching philosophy of religion and research, 1996–1997.
Independent Scholar, Pascal Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, research in complexity, information, and design, 1993–1996.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Department of Philosophy, teaching philosophy of science and research, 1992–1993.
Research Associate, Princeton University, Department of Computer Science, research in cryptography & complexity theory, 1990.
Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, University of Chicago, James Franck Institute, research in chaos & probability, 1989.
Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, MIT, Department of Mathematics, research in probability theory, 1988.
Lecturer, University of Chicago, Department of Mathematics, teaching undergraduate mathematics, 1987–1988.
Discovery Institute—senior fellow.
Wilberforce Forum—senior fellow.
International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design —executive director.
Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design—general editor.
Foundation for Thought and Ethics—academic editor.
American Mathematical Society.
Evangelical Philosophical Society.
American Scientific Affiliation.
The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems (biology textbook coauthored with Jonathan Wells). Dallas.: Foundation for Thought and Ethics, forthcoming 2006.
The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design. Downer’s Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2004.
No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased without Intelligence. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe, Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute, vol. 9 (coauthored with Michael J. Behe and Stephen C. Meyer). San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000.
Intelligent Design: The Bridge between Science and Theology. Downer’s Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1999. [Award: Christianity Today’s Book of the Year in the category “Christianity and Culture.” Translated into Finnish and Korean. Translation into Spanish in preparation.]
The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. [CUP’s best-selling philosophical monograph.]
Darwin’s Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement (Festschrift in honor of Phillip Johnson). Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2006.
Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA (co-edited with Michael Ruse). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing. Wilmington, Del.: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2004.
Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design (co-edited with James Kushiner). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos Press, 2001. [Translation into Indonesian in preparation.]
Unapologetic Apologetics: Meeting the Challenges of Theological Studies (co-edited with Jay Wesley Richards; selected papers from the Apologetics Seminar at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1995–1997). Downer’s Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2001.
Mere Creation: Science, Faith, and Intelligent Design (proceedings of a conference on design and origins at Biola University, 14–17 November 1996). Downer’s Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
Books in Preparation
Freeing Inquiry from Ideology: A Michael Polanyi Reader, co-edited with Bruce Gordon; an anthology of Michael Polanyi’s writings, book under contract with InterVarsity Press.
Being as Communion: The Metaphysics of Information, Templeton Book Prize project, book under contract with Ashgate publishers for series in science and religion.
John Warwick Montgomery Festschrift Volume (co-edited with Thomas Schirrmacher).
The End of Christianity, book under contract with Broadman & Holman.
The Mathematical Foundations of Intelligent Design. Technical research monograph.
The Nature of Nature, co-edited with Bruce Gordon, conference retrospective on the Nature of Nature conference at Baylor, 12–15 April 2000, book award through Grace Valley Christian Center, Davis, California.
The End of Materialism, co-edited collection with Jeffrey Schwartz and Mario Beauregard.
The Patristic Understanding of Creation, co-edited with Brian Frederick, anthology of writings from the Church Fathers on creation and design.
Work in progress
Series of technical mathematical articles collected together under the rubric The Mathematical Foundations of Intelligent Design. Topics to include variational information (relevant article presently under submission), uniform probability, displacement/no free lunch theorems, Bayesian methods, Fisherian methods, specification, universal probability bounds, specified complexity, configurational entropy, and conservation of information/fourth law of thermodynamics.
“Information as a Measure of Variation.”
“Searching Large Spaces: Displacement and the No Free Lunch Paradox.”
“A Primer on Probability for Design Inferences.” [available at www.designinference.com]
“In Defense of Intelligent Design,” The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science, edited by Philip Clayton.
“Intelligent Design.” In The Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd edition, edited by Lindsay Jones. New York: Macmillan, forthcoming.
“Transcendence,” New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics (British InterVarsity), available online at www.designinference.com.
“Does the Design Argument Show There Is a God?” In The Apologetics Study Bible, general editor Ted Cabal. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman, forthcoming.
“Irreducible Complexity Revisited,” Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design.
“Reflections on Human Origins,” Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design.
“Dealing with the Backlash against Intelligent Design.” In William A. Dembski and Jed Macosko, eds., A Man for This Season: The Phillip Johnson Celebration Volume. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity.
A detailed list of publications starting in 1990, and a list of profession activities starting in 1988, are available upon request or at wwwdesigninference.com.
I've heard of padding a resume but this is a bit ridiculous. I did notice that he didn't list his high school GPA OR when he first ate solid food... so he can't be t-o-o-o-o self centered.
Also, that guy singing in the beginning is s-o-o-o-o-o flat.
"IT BURNS... IT BURNS... MY EARS... IT BURNS..."