Reading List for 2013 Seminar on ID and the Natural Sciences
· Course Packet of Readings for Seminar on ID in the Natural Sciences
· The Nature of Nature (Gordon/Dembski)
· Darwin’s Black Box (Michael Behe)
· The Edge of Evolution (Michael Behe)
· The Design Revolution (William Dembski)
· Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (Stephen Meyer)
· Explore Evolution: The Arguments For and Against Neo-Darwinism (Stephen Meyer et al.)
· The Privileged Planet (Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards)
· Where the Conflict Really Lies (Alvin Plantinga)
· Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (Jonathan Wells)
· The Myth of Junk DNA (Jonathan Wells)
· Science and Human Origins (Ann Gauger, Douglas Axe, & Casey Luskin)
· God and Evolution (Jay Richards et al.)
· Darwin Day in America (John G. West)
· Intelligent Design: A Briefing Packet for Educators
Individual Articles (Students should find online and print out or save)
Doug Axe, Brendan Dixon, Philip Lu, “Stylus: A System for Evolutionary Experimentation Based on a Protein/Proteome Model with Non-Arbitrary Functional Constraints,” PLoS ONE 3, no.6 (June 4, 2008): available online at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0002246.
Henri Atlan and Moshe Koppel, “The Cellular Computer DNA: Program or Data,” Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 52, no. 3 (1990).
Keith Baverstock, “Only DNA? Really?” at: http://www.kbaverstock.org/Only%20DNA.pdf.
Robin Collins, “The Fine-Tuning of the Cosmos: A Fresh Look at its Implications,” available online at: http://home.messiah.edu/~rcollins/Fine-tuning/Modern%20Cosmology%20in%20Philosophical%20and%20Theological%20Perspective.pdf.
W. Ford Doolittle and Eric Bapteste, “Pattern pluralism and the Tree of Life hypothesis,” PNAS 104 (2007).
Iris Fry, “Are the Different Hypotheses on the Emergence of Life as Different as they Seem?” Biology & Philosophy 10 (1995).
Eugene Koonin, “The Biological Big Bang model for the major transitions in evolution,” Biology Direct 2 (2007).
· Unlocking the Mystery of Life
· The Privileged Planet
· Darwin’s Dilemma
Supplemental Reading Packet for Seminar on ID in the Natural Sciences
Axe, Douglas. “The Limits of Complex Adaptation: An Analysis Based on a Simple Model of Structured Bacterial Populations”
Gauger, Ann, and Douglas Axe, “The Evolutionary Accessibility of New Enzyme Functions: A Case Study from the Biotin Pathway”
Gauger, Ann, et. al. “Reductive Evolution Can Prevent Populations from Taking Simple Adaptive Paths to High Fitness”
Meyer, Stephen. “The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories”
Minnich, Scott and Stephen Meyer. “Genetic analysis of coordinate flagellar and type III regulatory circuits in pathogenic bacteria”
Plantinga, Alvin. “Methodological Naturalism?” (Parts 1 & 2)
Richards, Jay. “List of Fine Tuning Parameters.”
Richards, Jay. “When to Doubt a Scientific Consensus.”
Talbott, Steve. “Getting Over the Code Delusion.”
Talbott, Steve. “The Unbearable Wholeness of Beings.”
Talbott, Steve. “What Do Organisms Mean?”
Talbott, Steve. “Evolution and the Illusion of Randomness.”
Talbott articles are online at:
Steve Talbott, “Getting Over the Code Delusion,” The New Atlantis (Summer 2010), at: http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/getting-over-the-code-delusion
Steve Talbott, “The Unbearable Wholeness of Beings,” The New Atlantis (Fall 2010), at: http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-unbearable-wholeness-of-beings
Steve Talbott, “What Do Organisms Mean?” (Winter 2011), at: http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/what-do-organisms-mean
Steve Talbott, “Evolution and the Illusion of Randomness” (Fall 2011), at: http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/evolution-and-the-illusion-of-randomness