Is there evidence from natural science for an intelligent
creator of the universe?
For a century the reigning scientific view has been that God is not
necessary to account for the existence of the world and of life. Evolutionary
theory is said to be all that is needed to explain how we got here. In addition,
many theistic evolutionists contend that God likely used many of the mechanisms
of evolution to achieve his will.
In this book J. P. Moreland and a panel of scholars assert that there
is actually substantial evidence pointing in a different direction. First,
they consider philosophical arguments about whether it is possible for us
to know if an intelligent designer had a hand in creation. They then look
directly at four different areas of science:
- the origin of life
- the origin of human language
- the origin of major groups
- the origin and formation of organisms of the universe
The team of experts assembled for this work includes a philosopher,
a mathematician, a physicist, a linguist, a theologian, a biophysicist,
an astronomer, a chemist and a paleontologist. Their data and their conclusions
challenge the assumptions of many and offer the foundation for a new paradigm
of scientific thinking.
Foreword by Phillip E. Johnson
Introduction by J. P. Moreland
Parl I: Creation, Design & Philosophy of Science
Part II: Creation, Design & Scientific Evidence
J. P. Moreland is professor of philosophy at Talbot School
of Theology, Biola University, and serves as director of Talbot's M. A.
program in philosophy and ethics. His degrees include a Ph.D. in philosophy
from the University of Southern California. He is the author of Christianity
and the Nature of Science (Baker) and several other books.
THE CREATION HYPOTHESIS
Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Designer
J. P. Moreland, Editor
P.O. Box 1400
Downers Grove, IL 60515