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 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

1. J. P. Moreland, Theistic Science & Methodological Naturalism

2. Stephen C. Meyer, The Methodological Equivalence of Design & Descent

3. William A. Dembski, On the Very Possibility of Intelligent Design

Part II: Creation, Design & Scientific Evidence

4. Hugh Ross, Astronomical Evidences for a Personal, Transcendent God

5. Walter L Bradley & Charles B. Thaxton, Information & the Origin of Life

6. Kurt P. Wise, The Origin of Life's Major Groups

7. John W. Oller, Jr. & John L. Omdahl, Origin of the Human Language Capacity: In Whose Image?


John Ankerberg & John Weldon, Rational Inquiry & the Force of Scientific Data: Are New Horizons Emerging?

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.


Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Designer

J. P. Moreland, Editor

InterVarsity Press
P.O. Box 1400
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Copyright 1994

ISBN 0-8308-1698-4