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William Dembski

Associate Research Professor, Conceptual Foundations of Science, Baylor University; Ph.D. Philosophy, Univerity of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Chicago; Masters of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary.
William DembskiWilliam Dembski has a Ph.D. in philosophy (Univerity of Illinois at Chicago), a Ph.D. in mathematics (University of Chicago), and a masters of divinity from Princeton. A mathematician and a philosopher, he is associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor University and a senior fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. Dr. Dembski previously taught at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Dallas as well as having done post doctoral work at MIT, the University of Chicago, and Princeton.

Author of The Design Inference, The Design Revolution, and No Free Lunch, Dembski founded the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design. Dembski's work focuses on understanding the nature of intelligent design. His work illuminates underlying principles from information theory pointing to the type of complex information which intelligent design can produce. The identification of information produced by intelligent design creates the method by which Dembski believes we can detect design in the biological realm. Dembski has also worked with IDEA before--in 2001, he gave a lecture hosted by the IDEA Club at UCSD, entitled, "Darwin's Unpaid Debt."

William Dembski is perhaps the foremost researcher into intelligent design theory. His work turns intelligent design into a practical rather than purely theoretical theory. The IDEA Center is honored to have such an accomplished and gifted scholar as William Dembski on our Advisory Board.

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Other Links for William Dembski:
  • -- The Writings of William Dembski
  • Uncommon Descent -- William Dembski and Denyse O'Leary's weblog
  • William Dembski's ARN Home Page listing books by William Dembski
  • Intelligent Design Coming Clean an article by William Dembski
  • Intelligent Design FAQ by William Dembski (PDF Format)
  • The Explanatory Filter: A three-part filter for understanding how to separate and identify cause from intelligent design by William Dembski