Sunday, July 18, 2004

Why Intelligent Design Fails

That's the title of a new book from Rutgers University Press. It is an anthology of essays tackling, and refuting, the major arguments of ID proponents. It was edited by Taner Edis and Matt Young. I had the pleasure of reading the individual chapters when the book was still at the manuscript stage, and I heartily recommend it to anyone interested in this subject. Sadly, the book is rather pricey. But it is worth every penny.

Apparently Mike Holderness of New Scientist magazine (basically the British equivalent of Scientific American) agrees. You can find his review here.

Each of the 13 chapters of Why Intelligent Design Fails is a patient and clear specialist rebuttal of the relevant part of these claims, in fields from molecular biology to the philosophy of science. It is an essential tool for anyone inclined to resist the wedge.