How many different kinds of ‘things’ are there? What are the fewest number of things that can characterize existence and do so exhaustively? In other words, what are the most basic building blocks of everything we see and know? From what things can all that exists be constructed? Are things needed beyond the physical?

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William Albert Dembski is an American philosopher and theologian. He is currently a Professor of Culture & Science at the Southern Evangelical Seminary at Matthews, North Carolina, and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture.

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