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Still in Search of the Missing Cambrian Ancestors

Stephen Meyer reflects further here on critiques of his book Darwin’s Doubt by biologist Nick Matzke. This really is pretty devastating. Matzke thinks he has found the “missing ancestors” for the Cambrian animals. Read More ›
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Double exposure of creative DNA hologram and man hand writing in notebook on background. Bio Engineering and DNA Research concept
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The Handwriting in our DNA

William F. B. O’Reilly In an op-ed for Long Island’s Newsday, columnist William O’Reilly relates Dr. Meyer’s story of meeting with a former Microsoft software engineer: “He walks into my office one day, throws a book down on the table. It’s called Design Patterns — standard textbook for computer design engineers — and he says, ‘I get the eerie feeling, when I’m looking at what’s going on in the cell, that somebody’s figured this out before us.’”  The rest of the op-ed can be read here. Two seemingly contradictory stories broke in mid-December and promptly got lost in the holiday shuffle. The first involved a Dec. 13 article in the journal Science, which said a second DNA code or “language” Read More ›
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Puffin Talk on Saltee Island Great, one of my favourite spots on earth. See this picture also on Unsplash or in my categorie Birds.The Saltee Islands are a pair of small islands lying 5 kilometres off the southern coast of County Wexford in Ireland. The two islands are Great Saltee (89 hectares) and Little Saltee (37 hectares). Both have been privately owned by the Neale family since 1943.
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Intelligent Design is not Creationism

Contrary to media reports, ID is not a religious-based idea, but an evidence-based scientific theory about life’s origins. What signs of intelligence do design advocates see? Read More ›
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samples of dairy products in the laboratory.
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Got Science?

Is there any shred of scientific evidence that life was created by design? Dr. Stephen Meyer, author of SIGNATURE IN THE CELL, shows you reasoning techniques and scientific evidence, both. Many scientists say complex life just randomly happened. Overflowtoday.com interviewed Stephen Meyer to find out if there is any shred of scientific evidence that life was created. Watch the short video here.

What Accounts for Information in DNA? Watch Part 3 of Stephen Meyer’s Series on the John Ankerberg Show

The DNA Enigma — where did the information in DNA come from? — is the supreme puzzle for Darwinian evolution. With the question affecting the origin of life, the chance hypothesis is completely out of the question, and pre-biotic natural selection begs the question. Watch as Stephen Meyer explains the inference to the best explanation for information in DNA, the origin of life, and our world: intelligent design.
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Citation Bluffs About Earth’s Early Atmosphere Dominate Misguided Response to Signature in the Cell

Stephen Meyer’s book Signature in the Cell is primarily devoted to assessing attempts by materialists to explain the origin of information in life. Over the course of about four pages, he includes a short discussion of a peripherally related topic, the earth’s early atmosphere and the likelihood of chemical monomers forming on the early earth. He notes that “[i]n the years following Miller’s experiment, however, new geochemical evidence showed that the assumptions Miller had made about the early atmosphere were incorrect” and that a “neutral” atmosphere which is “not friendly[] to the production of amino acids” is more likely” (pp. 224-225). Some critics have claimed that recent research shows that that the Earth’s early atmosphere was in fact reducing, and that Meyer’s Read More ›

Signature in the Cell, A “Wise Defense of Intelligent Design

Now that it’s out in paperback, Stephen Meyer’s book is getting more attention and a wider audience. Today Professor Anthony J. Sadar has a thoughtful review of Signature in the Cell in the Washington Times, where he writes: In “The Blind Watchmaker,” atheist Richard Dawkins proclaimed, “Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.” Now, with the paperback release of Stephen C. Meyer’s “Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design,” theists can rejoin with, “Meyer made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled theist.” Indeed, in his book, Mr. Meyer begins the chorus by stating that “as a Christian theist, I find this implication of intelligent design ‘intellectually satisfying.’ “But, to suppose that “Signature in the Cell” is Read More ›