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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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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
Monton, Bradley
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 15:13
Item ID: 2080

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