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2007/2008 | 4-5 | 95-124

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CSI i filtr eksplanacyjny: Dembski w ogniu krytyki



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CSI and Explanatory Filter: Dembski's Trial by Fire

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Autor przedstawia koncepcję filtra eksplanacyjnego, sformułowaną przez zwolennika teorii inteligentnego projektu - Williama A. Dembskiego. Filtr ma służyć jako uniwersalne narzędzie wykrywania projektu, będącego nie tylko dziełem istot ludzkich, ale także wszelkich innych istot inteligentnych. Filtr ma mieć zastosowanie nawet na gruncie takich nauk przyrodniczych, jak biologia czy kosmologia. Autor odpowiada również na niektóre zarzuty skierowane pod adresem koncepcji Dembskiego.
Author presents the explanatory filter concept formulated by intelligent design theory proponent William A. Dembski. The filter is intended to be an universal instrument for detecting design that is not only the work of human beings but also of other intelligent entities. The filter is supposed to be applicable even to such fields of natural science as biology and cosmology. Author replies also to some objections to Dembski’s concept.






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  • Trinity College of Florida


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