By: Jay Richards, Ph.D.
1. What is intelligent design according to Richards?
2. What is the difference between an implication and a presupposition, and why does the distinction matter in this discussion?
3. What is the difference between "natural" and "revealed" theology?
4. Define the cosmological, teleological, and ontological arguments for the existence of God? Which one is most related to contemporary design arguments?
5. What are the central features of Darwin's theory, and of Neo-Darwinism in particular, which contradict intelligent design?
6. Why do design arguments in biology not normally entail a theological conclusion?
7. How is intelligent design useful to apologetics?
8. How do most contemporary design arguments differ from traditional teleological arguments?
9. Is ID useful for apologetics, even if most skeptics don't accept ID arguments?
10. Are there other ways in which ID might be useful to apologetics, which haven't yet been discussed?
Suggested Further Reading:
1. Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology, by William Dembski.
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