William A. Dembski


William A. Dembski : biography

July 18, 1960 –

Books by Dembski

Sole author

  • William A. Dembski, The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-521-62387-1
  • William A. Dembski, Intelligent Design: The Bridge between Science and Theology. Downer’s Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1999. ISBN 0-8308-2314-X
  • William A. Dembski, . (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.) ISBN 0-7425-5810-X
  • William A. Dembski, The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design. Downer’s Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2004. ISBN 0-8308-2375-1
  • William A. Dembski, . Nashville, Tennessee: B&H Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8054-2743-1


  • William A. Dembski, Jay Richards, George Gilder, Ray Kurzweil, Thomas S. Ray, John Searle, and Michael Denton. Are We Spiritual Machines?: Ray Kurzweil vs. the Critics of Strong A.I. (Discovery Institute, June 6, 2001) ISBN 0-9638654-3-9
  • William A. Dembski, Jonathan Wells, Percival Davis, and Dean Kenyon. The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems. Dallas: Foundation for Thought and Ethics, November 19, 2007 ISBN 0-9800213-0-8 (401 pages)
  • William A. Dembski and Benjamin Wiker. Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists (InterVarsity Press, July 2002) ISBN 0-8308-2666-1
  • William A. Dembski and James M. Kushiner, Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design. Brazos Press (March 1, 2001) ISBN 1-58743-004-5
  • William A. Dembski and Jay Wesley Richards. Unapologetic Apologetics: Meeting the Challenges of Theological Studies. Downer’s Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8308-1563-5
  • William A. Dembski and Sean McDowell, Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language. (Harvest House Publishers, July 1, 2008) ISBN 0-7369-2442-6
  • William A. Dembski and Jonathan Wells. How to be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist (Or Not). (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, October 28, 2008) ISBN 1-933859-84-9
  • William A. Dembski and Jonathan Witt, Intelligent Design Uncensored. (IVP Books, May 2010) ISBN 978-0-8308-3742-7

As editor or contributor

  • William A. Dembski and Michael Ruse (eds), Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA. ISBN 0-521-82949-6
  • William A. Dembski (ed). Mere Creation. (Downer’s Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1998.) ISBN 0-8308-1515-5
  • William A. Dembski and Bruce Gordon. The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science (Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books, 2009).
  • William A. Dembski, Michael J. Behe and Stephen C. Meyer, Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe, Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute, vol. 9 San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000. ISBN 0-89870-809-5
  • Geoffrey Simmons (Foreword by William Dembski), What Darwin Didn’t Know: A Doctor Dissects the Theory of Evolution.(Harvest Publishers, January 1, 2004) ISBN 0-7369-1313-0
  • William A. Dembski, Wayne J. Downs, Fr. Justin B.A. Frederick, The Patristic Understanding of Creation: An Anthology of Writings from the Church Fathers on Creation and Design. (Erasmus Press, June 11, 2008) ISBN 0-9815204-0-5

Responses to critics

Dembski previews material on the Internet for open peer review. This helps identify errors and address objections prior to publication, allowing him to get "the last word in the exchange"., William Dembski Dembski’s style in response to his critics (particularly of his mathematical papers) is polemical., William Dembski, Jay Richards For instance, in reply to a critique of the "law of conservation of information" posted on talkreason.org,, TalkReason Dembski states: "I’m not and never have been in the business of offering a strict mathematical proof for the inability of material mechanisms to generate specified complexity in the same way that no physicist is in the business of offering a strict mathematical proof for the conservation of energy.", William Dembski