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How to Be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist — Or Not

Coming this October…

Materialist theories of the origin of life crash and burn

Book description (pre-order for $9.60 at Amazon):

“Although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin,” writes Richard Dawkins, “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.” This little book shows that atheism must seek intellectual fulfillment elsewhere by decisively demonstrating the need for intelligence in explaining life’s origin. This is the best overview of why traditional origin-of-life research has crashed and burned and why intelligent design is necessary to explain the high-tech engineering inside the cell. It is no longer possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist because life’s origin requires an intelligent cause—this book shows why.

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12 Responses to How to Be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist — Or Not

  1. Awesome! Excellent work with “the Design of Life” probably will mean the same thing with this book.

    This, and “Understanding ID” seem like some pretty useful tools to give away to various youth groups I guess. And yes, when bringing “the Design of Life” in any public biology class, I try to keep it face down. :D

    I mean, if secular humanists have the freedom to find Dawkins’ works so sensuous without anyone raising objections……

  2. It’s wonderful to make the obvious link between darwinism and atheism, specially when we see many liberal “churches” worshipping Darwin.

    Adding to that, once it is perfectly obvious that darwinism is the logical consequence of atheistic beliefs, darwinists will lose their self-apointed high horse on this debate.

  3. Looks like the UCC is our next big enemy…

  4. I’ve taken on atheists in both of my blogs. The Country shrink (http://thecountryshrink.com) and (http://intelldesign.wordpress.com).

    I’ve written about the psychology of atheism and intelligent design. So far, I have only atheists arguing against me, and fairly specifically against Dembski.

    Atheists tend to believe that they are the true intellectuals and anyone who believes in God or ID lacks intelligence. Glad to see your new book. I’ll be buying a copy.

  5. Great stuff — so, how many pages are we looking at here? Is it cheap enough to give away? Available in 10-packs?

  6. Intelligent Design makes me an intellectually fulfilled atheist. I don’t find any contradiction between design and my personal beliefs.

  7. This is great – going on the offensive against especially the prominent dogmatic atheists like Dawkins.

    Only one problem, based on the book description. It says “It is no longer possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist because life’s origin requires an intelligent cause—this book shows why.” This appears to conflate “intelligent cause” with the Biblical God. Technically, as has been discussed many times here, an “intelligent cause” could be along many other conceptual lines, which would also solve the theodicity problem – theodicity being the study of the problem of evil from a religious perspective.

  8. magnan,
    I’ve not heard it put quite that way before.

    Have you got a potted summary of the other conceptual lines that have been mooted

    “as has been discussed many times here, an “intelligent cause” could be along many other conceptual lines”ndy, as I’ve read many times that ID does not speculate on the identity of the desiner, rather limiting it’s self to detection of that design.

  9. message continued, some got cut off:

    as I’ve read many times that ID does not speculate on the identity of the desiner, rather limiting it’s self to detection of that design.

  10. On the Amazon page it says it is:

    Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute; 2 edition (October 28, 2008)

    Second edition?

    -DU-

  11. Off topic (somewhat): we now know the evolutionary origin of singing:

    http://www.news.cornell.edu/st......fish.html

    glad to know that emitting humming noises through your bladder to attract fish to your nest led us to Barry White a couple of hundred million years later..

  12. http://www.uncommondescent.com.....ent-292838

    (reflects upon the funniest just-so story he’s ever read)

    The literal reading of genesis suddenly doesn’t seem so stupid anymore…

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