Book on Naturalism and Science
Dr. Bill Dembski has been an AITSE-encourager from the start. He is also a member of the AITSE consortium of scientists, engineers, and physicians. With two earned doctoral degrees (mathematics and philosophy) and several other masters and bachelors degrees, Dr. Dembski is more than qualified to help AITSE in our mission to educate and encourage integrity in science.
Many of the AITSE membership will be familiar with Dr. Dembski’s prolific writings in the area of intelligent design. Now, The Nature of Nature, his latest, is available.
According to Dembski, “Unmatched in its breadth and scope, The Nature of Nature, brings together some of the most influential scientists, scholars, and public intellectuals-including three Nobel laureates-across a wide spectrum of disciplines and schools of thought. Here they grapple with a perennial question that has been made all the more pressing by recent advances in the natural sciences: Is the fundamental explanatory principle of the universe, life, and self-conscious awareness to be found in inanimate matter or immaterial mind? The answers found in this book have profound implications for what it means to do science, what it means to be human, and what the future holds for all of us.”
How is this relevant for AITSE? Our vision is to promote good science, based on impartial interpretation of evidence, not unthinking adherence to consensus viewpoints. Of course, it is not possible for any one person to be entirely impartial, but in this book, Drs. Dembski and Gordon (PhD physics) include chapters written by people from a variety of scientific, philosophical, and religious viewpoints. And that goes a long way towards achieving our goal.