Research and Scholarship

Can the Origin of the Genetic Code Be Explained by Direct RNA Templating?

Origin-of-life research has a big problem, and the DRT model purports to solve part of it. Critics of intelligent design have advanced the DRT model as the answer to the sequencing problem -- how genetic information in RNA (in the hypothetical RNA world) eventually could have been translated into more stable and versatile proteins. In a peer-reviewed paper published in BIO-Complexity, Stephen C. Meyer and Paul Nelson take on DRT.  In their critical review of the research they explain how the sequencing problem has not been solved, even partially. read

Intelligent Design: The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
This paper proposes ID as an alternative explanation for the origin of biological information and the higher taxa and was published in PBSW, a peer-reviewed biology journal published at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. read

A Scientific History and Philosophical Defense of the Theory of Intelligent Design

Religion - Staat - Gesellschaft, vol. 7
Dr. Meyer details the history and the current state of intelligent design theory in this must-read article. read

The Scientific Status of Intelligent Design:

The Methodological Equivalence of Naturalistic and Non-Naturalistic Origins Theories
Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe (Ignatius Press)
This article addresses a series of objections that have been lodged against the theory of intelligent design, including the claim that the theory of intelligent design is not testable. read

The Cambrian Explosion:

Biology's Big Bang
With co-authors Marcus Ross, Paul Nelson & Paul Chien
Darwinism, Design and Public Education
Here lead author Meyer shows that the pattern of fossil appearance in the Cambrian period contradicts the predictions or empirical expectations of neo-Darwinism and other materialistic theories of evolution. read

The Meaning of Evolution

By: Stephen C. Meyer and Michael Newton Keas Darwinism, Design and Public Education
Discovery Institute
May 16, 2001 read