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Unintelligent Design

by Mark Perakh
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2003. 459 pages.

In Unintelligent Design, Mark Perakh offers incisive critiques of the work of intelligent design advocates William Dembski, Michael Behe, and Phillip Johnson (whom he describes as a "militant dilettante"), as well as animadversions on "primitive" (or literalist) creationists and thoughts about scientific method. Reviewing Unintelligent Design in RNCSE, Jason Rosenhouse writes, "I have been a consumer of intelligent-design (ID) literature for several years now, but I don't think I fully appreciated the sheer extent of its awfulness before reading Mark Perakh's Unintelligent Design. Perakh dissects the arguments of the leading ID proponents with unusual care and thoroughness."