The Infinite Universe and Dembski’s Design Inference

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2080
Author(s):
Monton, Bradley
preprint description
Did God create life? Or did life arise via naturalistic processes, along the lines of random mutation and natural selection as suggested by Darwin? Intelligent design proponents attempt to use William Dembski’s design inference to argue that the existence of intelligent life is due to design. I will argue that the design inference is flawed, because it does not take into account the fact that the universe is spatially infinite.