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The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date November 1, 1998
Pages 243
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521623872
ISBN-10 0521623871
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $114.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: How can we identify events due to intelligent causes and distinguish them from events due to undirected natural causes? If we lack a causal theory how can we determine whether an intelligent cause acted? This book presents a reliable method for detecting intelligent causes: the design inference. The design inference uncovers intelligent causes by isolating the key trademark of intelligent causes: specified events of small probability. Design inferences can be found in a range of scientific pursuits from forensic science to research into the origins of life to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This challenging and provocative book will be read with particular interest by philosophers of science and religion, other philosophers concerned with epistemology and logic, probability and complexity theorists, and statisticians.

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Hardcover
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (November 1, 1998)
9780521623872 | details & prices | 243 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $114.99
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9780521678674 | details & prices | 243 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $39.99
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