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The Infinite Universe and Dembski’s Design Inference

Monton, Bradley (2004) The Infinite Universe and Dembski’s Design Inference. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Did God create life? Or did life arise via naturalistic processes, along the lines of random mutation and natural selection as suggested by Darwin? Intelligent design proponents attempt to use William Dembski’s design inference to argue that the existence of intelligent life is due to design. I will argue that the design inference is flawed, because it does not take into account the fact that the universe is spatially infinite.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0346934. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
    Keywords: design inference, intelligent design, creationism
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
    General Issues > Decision Theory
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
    Depositing User: Bradley Monton
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2080
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2080

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