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Intelligent Design


 by Heinz Lycklama Ph.D.
Seattle Creation Conference, July 2006

Description:

Intelligent Design (ID) has gained much publicity over the last few years with some public school boards proposing the mention of Intelligent Design as an alternative to the theory of evolution. The proponents of Intelligent Design hold that certain features of the universe and of living things can best be explained by an intelligent cause and not by an undirected process such as natural selection. We discuss the beginnings and the principles of the Intelligent Design movement and how Intelligent Design differs from the theory of Evolution, as well as from Creationism. Phenomena can be explained by the principles of either chance, necessity or design. We describe a process for testing for design and explain use of the the terms "irreducible complexity" and "specified complexity" used by ID proponents. We will also touch on some of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the Intelligent Design movement.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics and a Ph. D. degree in experimental Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada in 1965 and 1969 respectively. Since then he has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries at Bell Telephone Laboratories in NJ and at Interactive Systems Corporation in CA. In 1992 Dr. Lycklama formed Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA) and now offers his technology management services to various start ups in the high technology industry.

Being challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960's, Dr. Lycklama has always maintained an active interest in the Creation vs. Evolution controversy. As his children reached school age and began to ask questions about what they were taught in school, he became more involved in researching the topic of Creation vs. Evolution. He has developed a series of lectures on this topic over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services and also at an overseas seminary.

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Seattle Creation Conference 2006 boxed setThis seminar was recorded during the Seattle Creation Conference, Aug 10-12, 2006 at Overlake Christian Church, Redmond WA.

It may be viewed free online or downloaded to your computer as either a video or audio. A DVD can be purchased at our webstore as an individual titles or the entire conference may be obtained as a compilation of 7 disks.

The Seattle Creation Conference is a regular event organized by the Northwest Creation Network. For information about the upcoming conference visit the Seattle Creation Conference website, or contact the NWCN to have us organize the next creation conference at your Church.