Intelligent design and the NFL theorems Authors
First Online: 13 December 2006 Received: 14 September 2005 Accepted: 15 June 2006 DOI:
Cite this article as: Häggström, O. Biol Philos (2007) 22: 217. doi:10.1007/s10539-006-9040-z
Another look is taken at the model assumptions involved in William Dembski’s (2002a, No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot be Purchased without Intelligence. Roman & Littlefield, Lanham, MA) use of the NFL theorems from optimization theory to disprove the Darwinian theory of evolution by natural selection, and his argument is shown to be irrelevant to evolutionary biology.
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