Trained as a mathematician, philosopher, and theologian, Bill Dembski is a writer, editor, and researcher whose books and articles range over mathematics, engineering, philosophy, theology, and education. A past philosophy professor, he retired from teaching in 2013. In need of a vacation from intelligent design (ID), he took a break from it between 2016 and 2019, returning to it part-time in 2020. He repudiates none of his work on intelligent design, and may some day make it the main focus of his work again. He has secured the rights from Cambridge University Press of THE DESIGN INFERENCE, and is planning a second edition of that work.
Currently, his main work focuses on the connections linking freedom, technology, and education — specifically, how education helps to advance human freedom with the aid of technology. To that end, Bill has become an entrepreneur who builds educational software and websites. At the same time, Bill continues to write on an expanding range of subjects (such as biographies of the math teacher Jaime Escalante and the baseball pitcher Steve Dalkowski). Bill lives near Denton, Texas and is pictured above with his doctoral supervisor, Leo Kadanoff (August 2014). For more on Bill’s work, see his life work page on this blog.