Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science
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Research and Analysis

fossil trilobite imprint in the sediment
fossil trilobite imprint in the sediment.
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The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories

On August 4th, 2004 an extensive review essay by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture appeared in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (volume 117, no. 2, pp. 213-239). Dr. Meyer argues that no current materialistic theory of evolution can account for the origin of the information necessary to build novel animal forms. Read More ›
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Change over time Retro alarm clocks stack time concept
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The Meanings of Evolution

Not all senses of evolution have the same epistemological standing. We can assert confidently that evolution “has occurred” but we may be more uncertain about how it occurred. Read More ›
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Anomalocaris, life form of the Cambrian period (3d science illustration)
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The Cambrian Explosion

Both Charles Darwin himself and contemporary neo-Darwinists such as Francisco Ayala, Richard Dawkins, and Richard Lewontin acknowledge that biological organisms appear to have been designed by an intelligence. Yet classical Darwinists and contemporary Darwinists alike have argued that what Francisco Ayala calls the “obvious design” of living things is only apparent. As Ayala, a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has explained: “The functional design of organisms and their features would therefore seem to argue for the existence of a designer. It was Darwin’s greatest accomplishment to show that the directive organization of living beings can be explained as the result of a natural process, natural selection, without any need to resort to a Creator Read More ›
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close up of teacher hand while teaching in classroom
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Teaching the Origins Controversy

One can hardly imagine a more contentious issue in the American culture wars than the debate over how biological origins should be taught in the public schools. Read More ›