Well, the news out of Oklahoma about Stephen Meyer’s intelligent design presentation at the University last night is quite encouraging. Over three hundred people reportedly turned out for the lecture and discussion following. For all the potty mouthed bluster that local Darwin activists offered up ahead of time, almost everyone in attendance, whether for or against ID, was civil and respectful during the presentation and discussion last night. The local daily paper, The Norman Transcript, has two stories today, one about the event last night and one about the screening of Darwin’s Dilemma this evening. Intelligent design is the most likely explanation of the origin of life, an author and speaker at the University of Oklahoma said Monday night.The way Stephen C. Meyer came to Read More ›
Midwest Book Review writes: SIGNATURE IN THE CELL: DNA AND THE EVIDENCE FOR INTELLIGENT DESIGN argues that Charles Darwin did not refute intelligent design, and that the case has been misrepresented by the media and local school boards. SIGNATURE IN THE CELL is the first book to make a case for intelligent design based on DNA, and offers an investigation of evolutionary theories and the evidence that led him to affirm intelligent design. It’s a weighty consideration perfect for college-level science and spirituality holdings. The Midwest Book Review is long established review organization that provides information on new books and publications specifically designed for community and academic librarians, and booksellers/reatilers.
Today’s commentary at Breakpoint is about Stephen Meyer’s Signature in the Cell, which they hail as a “landmark book about intelligent design“, adding that it is a “profound, hugely important book.” You can read it and listen to it here.
Vision.org has an excellent review of Signature in the Cell for your enjoyment: Mystery novels provide beachgoers and travelers with riveting reading material, and TV viewers never seem to weary of the investigative exploits of the detectives in their favorite weekly whodunits. It seems everyone loves a great mystery! Modern mysteries often feature sleuths trained in sophisticated scientific methods of evidence gathering. Test results from cleverly obtained genetic samples are commonly employed to identify the perpetrator—a testament to the widespread acceptance that DNA evidence enjoys in contemporary culture. Since the revolution in molecular biology of the 1950s and 1960s, the emerging fields of genomics and bioinformatics have furnished humanity with a wealth of useful information. The biological sciences and modern medicine routinely rely on Read More ›
If you weren’t able to join us for the official Signature in the Cell book release party at the Seattle Art Museum, you can still watch author Stephen Meyer’s presentation this weekend on C-SPAN2’s BookTV: Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent DesignAbout the ProgramStephen Meyer argues that our DNA provides evidence of an intelligent designer and helps explain how life began. He spoke at the Seattle Art Museum during an event hosted by the Discovery Institute. Future Airings* Saturday, September 5th at 7pm (ET)* Sunday, September 6th at 7am (ET)* Monday, September 7th at 12pm (ET)* Tuesday, September 8th at 12am (ET)
The new issue of American Spectator is out with a rave review of Stephen Meyer’s Signature in the Cell. Writer Dan Peterson opens with the revelation that this book wasn’t just good — it was a game-changer: When I learned that Dr. Stephen Meyer had written a new book on the evidence of design displayed in living cells, I expected to be impressed by it. I wasn’t prepared to have my mind blown — which is what happened. We’ve heard before that Dr. Meyer’s book is more than dangerous to the Darwinist case; it’s comprehensive and devastating: Meyer’s argument is a comprehensive one, rooted in multiple scientific and philosophical disciplines, and he is perhaps uniquely qualified to make it. His background is in physics and Read More ›
Robert Deyes continues his chapter by chapter analysis of Signature in the Cell at Uncommon Descent. Amidst the many memories that I cherish from my college undergraduate years are the get-togethers that friends and I would have to discuss the core textbook principles of molecular biology. Benjamin Lewin’s Genes IV stands out as one of the treasured resources we would pour over as we searched for the facts on the makeup of life. Perhaps most often visited amongst our topics of discussion were those of eukaryotic transcription and translation principally because for all of us there was something deeply unsettling about the naturalistic foundations upon which the emergence of these processes had been presented. So unsettled were we that we could Read More ›
Stephen Meyer was recently on Coast to Coast with George Noory explaining the arguments in his book, Signature in the Cell, where he discussed the scientific evidence from such fields as biology, physics, chemistry, and cosmology. For three hours, Dr. Meyer explained how these new discoveries have outstripped the Darwinian approach, which never addressed where first life came from. You can listen to the entire show (subscription required) or excerpts (free!) here.
Over at Uncommon Descent, Robert Deyes provides a Synopsis Of The Fourth Chapter Of Signature In The Cell. When talking about ‘information’ and its relevance to biological design, Intelligent Design theorists have a particular definition in mind. Indeed they see information as “the attribute inherent in and communicated by alternative sequences or arrangements of something that produce specific effects” (p.86). When the twentieth century American mathematician Claude Shannon laid down his own theory for quantifying information he drew attention to a mathematical relationship that on its surface appeared intuitive. Information as Shannon noted was inversely proportional to uncertainty. That is, the more information we had about our world the less uncertainty there was over the outcome of future events. Shannon also proposed Read More ›
Robert Deyes continues his examinition of SITC over at Uncommon Descent. “Watson, with his wild hair and perfect willingness to throw off work for a Hedy Lamarr film, and Crick, a dapper and no longer especially young fellow who couldn’t seem to close the deal on his dissertation”(p.59). These are the uninspiring words that Stephen Meyer uses to describe the two men who would ultimately unravel the structure of DNA and thus ring in the molecular biology revolution. With the chemical composition of DNA sufficiently well established, the world of science appeared poised for a major shake-up in its understanding of heredity. Still, the road of discovery up until that time had been anything but a ‘walk in the park’. While important Read More ›