Stephen Hawking, the Big Bang and God: Part 2
Dr. Fritz Schaefer III
Part 2 of the previous article.
DNA: The Message in the Message
Nancy R. Pearcey
If we consult everyday experience, we readily note that objects with a high information content--books,
computer disks, musical scores--are products of intelligence. It is reasonable to conclude, by analogy, that
the DNA molecule is likewise the product of an intelligent agent. This is a contemporary version of the
design argument, and it does not rest on ignorance--on gaps in knowledge--but on the explosive growth in
knowledge thanks to the revolution in molecular biology and the development of information theory.
The Prerequisites of Life in Our Universe
Also published in Newton and the New Direction in Science, ed. G.V. Coyne, M. Heller, and J. Aycinski
(Vatican City: Specola Vaticana, 1988). John Leslie studied philosophy and psychology at Oxford
University before coming to the University of Guelph in Ontario in 1968, where he is now Professor of
Is There a Role for Natural Theology Today?
Dr. Owen Gingerich
Dr. Owen Gingerich is Senior Astronomer at the Smithsonian
Astrophysical Observatory and Professor of Astronomy and of
the History of Science at Harvard University.
The Explanatory Filter:
A three-part filter for understanding how to
separate and identify cause from intelligent design
Bill Dembski, Ph.D.
Bill Dembski, one of the organizers of the Mere Creation conference, has a Ph.D. in
mathematics and philosophy, and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. As a
visiting scholar at Notre Dame, Dembski is investigating the foundations of design.
The Resurrection of Theism
William Lane Craig
Back in the mid-1960's Time magazine ran a cover story for which the
magazine's cover was completely black, except for three words emblazoned
against the dark background in bright, red letters: "IS GOD DEAD?" The
article described the then current "Death-of-God" movement in American
theology. But, to paraphrase Mark Twain, it seemed that the news of God's
death was premature. At the same time that theologians were writing God's
obituary, philosophers were re-discovering His vitality.