Uncommon Dissent

Uncommon Dissent

Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing

eBook - 2014
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Recent years have seen the rise to prominence of ever more sophisticated philosophical and scientific critiques of the ideas marketed under the name of Darwinism. In Uncommon Dissent , mathematician and philosopher William A. Dembski brings together essays by leading intellectuals who find one or more aspects of Darwinism unpersuasive. As Dembski explains, Darwinism has gathered around itself an aura of invincibility that is inhospitable to rational discussion— to say the least: “ Darwinism, its proponents assure us, has been overwhelmingly vindicated. Any resistance to it is futile and indicates bad faith or worse.” Indeed, those who question the Darwinian synthesis are supposed, in the famous formulation of Richard Dawkins, to be ignorant, stupid, insane, or wicked. The hostility of dogmatic Darwinians like Dawkins has not, however, prevented the advent of a growing cadre of scholarly critics of metaphysical Darwinism. The measured, thought-provoking essays in Uncommon Dissent make it increasingly obvious that these critics are not the brainwashed fundamentalist buffoons that Darwinism’ s defenders suggest they are, but rather serious, skeptical, open-minded inquirers whose challenges pose serious questions about the viability of Darwinist ideology. The intellectual power of their contributions to Uncommon Dissent is bracing.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Intercollegiate Studies Institute,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781497648951
1497648955
Characteristics: 1 online resource (350 pages)

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Jan 23, 2015

Who is William Dembski? . . . . http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/William_Dembski . . . . and this article . . . . https://skepticalteacher.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/william-dembski-the-anti-science-crusade/
and, see the
“Wedge Strategy” article at RationalWiki
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Wedge_Strategy
and, from Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedge_strategy
and,
“15 Years Ago, the Intelligent Design Movement’s ‘Wedge Document’ Was Exposed”
by Hemant Mehta, posted February 8, 2014, at patheos, Friendly Atheist blog
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/02/08/15-years-ago-the-intelligent-design-movements-wedge-document-was-exposed/

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