Michael Behe, Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution.
New York: The Free Press, 1996. A biochemist argues for "irreducible
complexity" in living organisms that cannot be explained by Darwinian
William Dembski, editor, Mere Creation: Science, Faith, and Intelligent Design.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998. Collection of papers by
leading thinkers such as William Dembski, William Lane Craig, J.P.
Moreland and many others.
William Dembski, James Kushiner, eds. Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2001. Essays by important thinkers in the movement. Good starting point.
William Dembski, Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999. Possibly the key book on
the theory of intelligent design as applied to modern science. A
simplified version of the much more technical work by Dembski, The
Design Inference. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Cornelius Hunter, Darwin's God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil.
Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2001. Persuasively argues that much of
the fuel for Darwinism comes from false metaphysical views of what
creation should be like given the existence of a good and all-powerful
God. This view, however, denies the reality of the fall (Genesis 3;
Romans 3). Since the world is not perfect, Darwinists falsely conclude
it is not created or designed at all. Important insights often missing
from both sides of the debate.
Phillip Johnson, Darwin on Trial, revised edition. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993. The pivotal book for the intelligent design movement. Written by a law professor.
Phillip Johnson, Reason in the Balance.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995. Explains the impact of
naturalism in science and other aspects of American culture.
Phillip Johnson, Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Introductory material on the
cultural and philosophical dynamics of the debate on origins.
Phillip Johnson, The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. Explains the basic
strategy of the Intelligent Design movement to dethrone naturalism in
J.P. Moreland, Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of Christianity.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1987. An apologetic for Christianity,
which contains an excellent chapter on the philosophy of science and
the rationality of creation over naturalistic evolution.
J.P. Moreland, Christianity and the Nature of Science.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1989. An in-depth analysis of the
philosophy of science in relation to the Christian world view.
Excellent material on a creationist view as rational and scientific.
J.P. Moreland, editor, The Creation Hypothesis. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994. Collection of important essays on intelligent design.
Jonathan Wells, Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth?
Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2000. Power expose of phony
evidence for Darwinism. Does not present a positive case for
Books by Non-Christians:
Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. Bethesda Maryland: Adler and Adler, 1986. A key book challenging the scientific credentials of Darwinism.
Norman MacBeth, Darwin Retried. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1971. Written by a lawyer who takes apart Darwinism logically and evidentially.
Norman MacBeth, Darwinism: A Time for Funerals: An Interview with Norman Macbeth. San Francisco: Robert Briggs Associates, 1982. Taken from a magazine interview.
Richard Milton, Shattering the Myths of Darwinism. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press. 1997. Compelling case against Darwinism offered by a scientific writer.
Lee Spetner, Not By Chance: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution. Brooklyn, NY: The Judaica Press, 1997. A Jewish, scientific challenge.
Gordon Rattray Taylor, The Great Evolution Mystery. New York: Harper and Row, 1983. Raises significant challenges to Darwinism.
Magazines featuring the intelligent design movement:
Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Volume 1, Number 4,
Winter 1998. Features articles by Michael Behe, William Dembski, and
others defending intelligent design and several articles critiquing the
movement. Send $5 to Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Michigan State
University Press, 1405 S. Harrison Road, 25 Manly Miles Building, East
Lansing, MI 48823-5202. Phone: 517-355-9543.
Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity.
July/August 1999. Articles by William Dembski, Michael Behe, and
others. Contact: Touchstone, Publishing management Associates, 129
Phelps Avenue, Suite 312, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-398-8569. This
material was republished as the book, Signs of Intelligence.
Origins and Design: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Dedicated to Intelligent Design Issues. Access Research Network. P.O. Box 38069, Colorado Springs, CO 80937-8069.
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