William A. Dembski
William A. Dembski is one of the leading figures in the intelligent design movement and a leading proponent of the idea of “irreducible complexity” as proof of intelligent design in nature. He is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, and he directs the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design. He also is a professor of philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Dembski has published articles in mathematics, philosophy and theology journals and is the author and editor of more than 10 books, including The Design Inference and its popular sequel, No Free Lunch. Both books critique evolution and offer an argument from a design perspective for an intelligent creator. Dembski runs the blog Uncommon Descent, a popular and lively forum for discussion of Intelligent Design. His work has been cited in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, including a Time magazine cover story on the intelligent design movement. Critics accuse Dembski of being a champion of “god of the gaps” reasoning.