Benjamin C. Jantzen, <i>An Introduction to Design Arguments</i>


  • Glenn Branch National Center for Science Education



design arguments, creationism, intelligent design, natural theology, fine-tuning, teleology


Benjamin C. Jantzen, An Introduction to Design Arguments (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 347pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN: 978-0-52-118303-1.

Author Biography

Glenn Branch, National Center for Science Education

Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE. Formerly a graduate student in philosophy at UCLA, where he won prizes both for scholarship and teaching, he is conversant with the philosophical debates surrounding creationism and "intelligent design"; he is also a long-time student of pseudoscience. Branch is co-editor, with Eugenie C. Scott, of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools, and the author or coauthor of numerous articles on climate education and evolution education, and obstacles to them, in such publications as Scientific American, The American Biology Teacher, and Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics.


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Henderson, Lawrence. 1913. The Fitness of the Environment (New York: Macmillan).

Hicks, Lewis Ezra. 1883. A Critique of Design-Arguments (New York: Scribner’s Sons).

Sedley, David. 2008. Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity (Berkeley: University of California Press).

Shermer, Michael. 2003. How We Believe (New York: Henry Holt).




How to Cite

Branch, G. (2018). Benjamin C. Jantzen, <i>An Introduction to Design Arguments</i>. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 12(2), 232–235.



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