Annotated Bibliography for the Intelligent Design – Evolution Debate – 2002
An annotated bibliography for the Intelligent Design - Evolution Debate, compiled by Dr. Douglas Groothuis.
Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D., Denver Seminary, 2002
- Access Research Network: http://www.arn.org/arn2.htm. Materials by Phillip Johnson and many others on the cutting edge of the intelligent design movement.
- The Discovery Institute: http://www.discovery.org/crsc/. Information from William Dembski and other leading intelligent design thinkers.
Books by Christians:
- Michael Behe, Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. New York: The Free Press, 1996. A biochemist argues for “irreducible complexity” in living organisms that cannot be explained by Darwinian mechanisms.
- William Dembski, editor, Mere Creation: Science, Faith, and Intelligent Design. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998. Collection of papers by leading thinkers such as William Dembski, William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland and many others.
- William Dembski, James Kushiner, eds. Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2001. Essays by important thinkers in the movement. Good starting point.
- William Dembski, Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999. Possibly the key book on the theory of intelligent design as applied to modern science. A simplified version of the much more technical work by Dembski, The Design Inference. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
- Cornelius Hunter, Darwin's God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2001. Persuasively argues that much of the fuel for Darwinism comes from false metaphysical views of what creation should be like given the existence of a good and all-powerful God. This view, however, denies the reality of the fall (Genesis 3; Romans 3). Since the world is not perfect, Darwinists falsely conclude it is not created or designed at all. Important insights often missing from both sides of the debate.
- Phillip Johnson, Darwin on Trial, revised edition. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993. The pivotal book for the intelligent design movement. Written by a law professor.
- Phillip Johnson, Reason in the Balance. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995. Explains the impact of naturalism in science and other aspects of American culture.
- Phillip Johnson, Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Introductory material on the cultural and philosophical dynamics of the debate on origins.
- Phillip Johnson, The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. Explains the basic strategy of the Intelligent Design movement to dethrone naturalism in the sciences.
- J.P. Moreland, Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1987. An apologetic for Christianity, which contains an excellent chapter on the philosophy of science and the rationality of creation over naturalistic evolution.
- J.P. Moreland, Christianity and the Nature of Science. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1989. An in-depth analysis of the philosophy of science in relation to the Christian world view. Excellent material on a creationist view as rational and scientific.
- J.P. Moreland, editor, The Creation Hypothesis. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994. Collection of important essays on intelligent design.
- Jonathan Wells, Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2000. Power expose of phony evidence for Darwinism. Does not present a positive case for intelligent design.
Books by Non-Christians:
- Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. Bethesda Maryland: Adler and Adler, 1986. A key book challenging the scientific credentials of Darwinism.
- Norman MacBeth, Darwin Retried. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1971. Written by a lawyer who takes apart Darwinism logically and evidentially.
- Norman MacBeth, Darwinism: A Time for Funerals: An Interview with Norman Macbeth. San Francisco: Robert Briggs Associates, 1982. Taken from a magazine interview.
- Richard Milton, Shattering the Myths of Darwinism. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press. 1997. Compelling case against Darwinism offered by a scientific writer.
- Lee Spetner, Not By Chance: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution. Brooklyn, NY: The Judaica Press, 1997. A Jewish, scientific challenge.
- Gordon Rattray Taylor, The Great Evolution Mystery. New York: Harper and Row, 1983. Raises significant challenges to Darwinism.
Magazines featuring the intelligent design movement:
- Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Volume 1, Number 4, Winter 1998. Features articles by Michael Behe, William Dembski, and others defending intelligent design and several articles critiquing the movement. Send $5 to Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Michigan State University Press, 1405 S. Harrison Road, 25 Manly Miles Building, East Lansing, MI 48823-5202. Phone: 517-355-9543.
- Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity. July/August 1999. Articles by William Dembski, Michael Behe, and others. Contact: Touchstone, Publishing management Associates, 129 Phelps Avenue, Suite 312, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-398-8569. This material was republished as the book, Signs of Intelligence.
- Origins and Design: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Dedicated to Intelligent Design Issues. Access Research Network. P.O. Box 38069, Colorado Springs, CO 80937-8069.