The Creation Hypothesis

The Creation Hypothesis

Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Designer

Edited by J. P. Moreland

The Creation Hypothesis
  • Length: 335 pages
  • Published: April 19, 1994
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1698-9
  • Item Code: 1698
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Is there evidence from natural science for an intelligent creator of the universe?

For a century the reigning scientific view has been that God is not necessary to account for the existence of the world and of life. Evolutionary theory is said to be all that is needed to explain how we got here. In addition, many theistic evolutionists contend that God likely used many of the mechanisms of evolution to achieve his will.

In this book J. P. Moreland and a panel of scholars assert that there is actually substantial evidence pointing in a different direction. First, they consider philosophical arguments about whether it is possible for us to know if an intelligent designer had a hand in creation. Then they look directly at four different areas of science: the origin of life, the origin of major groups of organisms, the origin of human language and the origin and formation of the universe.

The team of experts for this work includes a philosopher, a mathematician, a physicist, a linguist, a theologian, a biophysicist, an astronomer, a chemist and a paleontologist.

Their data and their conclusions challenge the assumptions of many and offer the foundation for a new paradigm of scientific thinking.


Foreword by Phillip E. Johnson


Introduction by J. P. Moreland

Part 1: Creation, Design Philosophy of Science
1. Theistic Science Methodological Naturalism--J. P. Moreland
2. The Methodological Equivalence of Design Descent--Stephen C. Meyer
3. On the Very Possibility of Intelligent Design--William A. Dembski

Part 2: Creation, Design Scientific Evidence
4. Astronomical Evidences for a Personal, Transcendent God--Hugh Ross
5. Information the Origin of Life--Walter L. Bradley Charles B. Thaxton
6. The Origin of Life's Major Groups--Kurt P. Wise
7. Origin of the Human Language Capacity: In Whose Image?--John W. Oller Jr. John L. Omdahl

Appendix: Rational Inquiry the Force of Scientific Data: Are New Horizons Emerging?--John Ankerberg John Weldon


List of Contributors

J. P. Moreland

J. P. Moreland (PhD, University of Southern California) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He is the author, coauthor, or contributor to over ninety-five books, including Does God Exist?, Universals, The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, Consciousness and the Existence of God, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, In Search of a Confident Faith, Love Your God With All Your Mind, The God Question, and Debating Christian Theism.

In his distinguished career, Moreland has co-planted three churches, spoken, and debated on over 175 college campuses around the country, and served with Campus Crusade for Christ for ten years. The founder and director of Eidos Christian Center, he also previously served as a bioethicist for PersonaCare Nursing Homes, Inc. headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Moreland's ideas have been covered by both popular religious and non-religious outlets, including the New Scientist, Christianity Today, PBS's "Closer to Truth," and WORLD magazine. In 2016 Moreland was selected by The Best Schools as one of the “50 most influential living philosophers.”

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BY J. P. Moreland