The Logic of Design Detection

Archaeology, Complexity, cryptography, design detection, DNA, Evolution, insurance fraud, Intelligent Design, probability, Rosetta Stone, scientific method, Signature in the Cell, specification, The Design Inference, What Is the Evidence for Intelligent Design? (series), William Dembski
Editor’s note: This article is an excerpt from a chapter in the newly released book The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith: Exploring the Ultimate Questions About Life and the Cosmos. We are presenting Dr. Meyer’s chapter as a series, in which this is the third post. Find the full series so far here. In The Design Inference, mathematician William Dembski explicates the logic of design detection. His work reinforces the conclusion that the specified information present in DNA points to a designing mind.  Dembski shows that rational agents often detect the prior activity of other designing minds by the character of the effects they leave behind. Archaeologists assume that rational agents produced the inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone. Insurance fraud investigators detect certain “cheating Read More › Source
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Repentant Biology Journal Offers a Weak Rebuttal to Its Own Pro-ID Fine-Tuning Paper

biological networks, biology, Carl Sagan, Darwin's Doubt, Design Inference, DNA, George Tech, Intelligent Design, Intelligent Faith, Irreducible Complexity, irreducibly complex systems, Journal of Theoretical Biology, logical fallacies, molecular motors, natural selection, Neo-Darwinism, Ola Hössjer, protein complexes, rarity, Simon Conway Morris, specification, Steinar Thorvaldsen, Stephen Meyer, Stuart Kauffman
The authors close by quoting Carl Sagan’s famous adage that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Do they offer that kind of evidence? Source
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