William A. Dembski
#381 Overall Influence

William A. Dembski

American intelligent design advocate


Why is this person notable and influential?
William Albert “Bill” Dembski (born July 18, 1960) is an American mathematician, philosopher and theologian. He was a prominent proponent of intelligent design (ID), specifically the concept of specified complexity, and was a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (CSC). On September 23, 2016 he officially retired from intelligent design, resigning all his “formal associations with the ID community, including [his] Discovery Institute fellowship of 20 years.”

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Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary


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University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago

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#186 World Rank #48 USA Rank
Religious Studies
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