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God and Design: The Teleological Argument and Modern Science Neil A. Manson

God and Design: The Teleological Argument and Modern Science

Neil A. Manson

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ISBN : 9780415263443
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376 pages
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Recent discoveries in physics, cosmology and biochemistry have captured the public imagination and made the Design Argument - the theory that God created the world according to a plan - the object of renewed scientific and philosophical interest.MoreRecent discoveries in physics, cosmology and biochemistry have captured the public imagination and made the Design Argument - the theory that God created the world according to a plan - the object of renewed scientific and philosophical interest. Terms such as cosmic fine-tuning, the anthropic principle and irreducible complexity have seeped into the public consciousness, and increasingly appear within discussion about the existence and meaning of God. Brought together in this accessible yet serious introduction to the design problem are new perspectives, both sympathetic and critical, from some of the worlds most prominent scientists and philosophers including Michael Behe, Adolf Grunbaum, Michael Ruse, Paul Davies, Richard Swinburne and Sir Martin Rees. Opening with the difficulty of how design is to be detected in the world and how the hypothesis of intelligent design can be understood, contributors go on to question the concept of fine-tuning in the fundamental physical parameters of life.