How      plausible, in your view, is Dembski’s effort to reinstate design within      science?

How      plausible, in your view, is Dembski’s effort to reinstate design within      science?

Essay Overview:

Each module will require that you write and submit a thoughtful essay, of 1500 to 2000 words, in response to ANY ONE of the several essay question choices provided within that module.

The assigned essay question is drawn directly from its module’s assigned textbook readings. Your essay should provide a relevant, thorough, and detailed response to the essay question assigned. Draw directly upon our assigned reading in order to carefully craft your response.

Essay Instructions:

  1. Write and      submit a thoughtful, thorough, substantial essay, of at least 1500 words,      in direct response to ONE (your choice) of the Module 5 essay questions      below.
  2. Draw      directly upon our assigned textbook readings for this module in carefully      crafting your detailed response.
  3. Please      double-space your essay, include your name at the top of its first page,      and be sure to cite all sources quoted or paraphrased from (even if it’s      only our textbooks).
  4. Don’t      forget to include a bibliography or “works cited” page at the end!
  5. This essay      is DUE by the end of Module 5. Submit it to the Module 5 Essay Assignment      dropbox no later than the last day of this module.

Module 5 Essay Questions:

(Choose just ONE to answer — either 1, 2, or 3):

  1. How      plausible, in your view, is Dembski’s effort to reinstate design within      science? Are his arguments in favor of such reinstatement sound? Are they      successful in making their case? Why or why not?
  2. What is      religious exclusivism? What problems does religious exclusivism possess?      Is John Hick’s pluralistic solution ultimately plausible? Why or why not?
  3. What is      MacIntyre’s argument for the necessity of independent knowledge of the      just? Why must such knowledge be necessary? Does the requirement for an      independent knowledge of the just, from that of our knowledge of God, lead      us to Sartre’s atheism? Why or why not?


  • See the Grading Rubric attached to      this assignment for grading information.
  • Each essay must be written and      submitted to its Assignment Dropbox before the end of its module. (See the      Course Schedule for module      start/end dates and due dates.)
  • For additional guidance and      helpful pointers to further assist you in successfully completing your      essays, see Writing Philosophy Essays, Writing      Thesis Statements, and Sample Essay  in the      Start Here module.

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