November / December 1996 Edition
In November of 1996, a historic gathering took place under the banner of "Mere Creation." It brought together over 180 top scientists and scholars from around the world who have at least one thing in common: an interest in exploring the concept of intelligent design. There was a consensus among those attending that the conference was a giant step forward in breaking the philosophical backbone of Darwinism. Nineteen papers were presented at the conference in areas ranging from philosophy to biochemistry. This issue of The Real Issue focuses on some of those leading the growing movement against metaphysical naturalism, and the ideas they presented at Mere Creation.
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Contents, November/December 1996:
- The Evolution of a Skeptic
- An Interview with Dr. Michael Behe, biochemist and author of recent best-seller Darwin's Black Box.
- How to Sink a Battleship
- Phillip E. Johnson, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance issues a call to separate materialist philosophy from empirical science. This article is edited from the final address at the Mere Creation Conference.
- The Explanatory Filter
- Dr. Bill Dembski of the Center for the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, discusses a three-part filter for understanding how to separate and identify cause from intelligent design. This article is edited from a paper presented at the Mere Creation conference originally titled "Redesigning Science."
- Leaders in the Voice for Intelligent Design. Profiles of four Mere Creation conference speakers.
- Dr. Robert Kaita, Princeton University, experimental plasma physics with research in fusion.
- Dr. Jonathan Wells, University of California, Berkley, developmental biology with research in embryology and evolution.
- Dr. Del Ratzsch, Calvin College, philosophy of science with research in scientific rationality.
- Dr. J. P. Moreland, Talbot School of Theology, philosophy with research in philosophical naturalism and the mind-body problem.
- Mere Creation and the Two Tasks
- Rich McGee, Director of Research and International Expansion for Christian Leadership Ministries, directed the Mere Creation conference. He discusses exercising the balance between winning the spirit and the mind.
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