Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science
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biochemistry

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An Extraterrestrial Spin on the RNA World

The authors argue that RNA molecules appeared in warm little ponds more than 4.17 billion years ago, transported by “meteorites and interplanetary dust particles." Read More ›
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A researcher put a strip of 8 PCR tubes on the thermal cycler for DNA amplification
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Stephen Meyer Responds to Stephen Fletcher’s Attack Letter in the Times Literary Supplement

Ever since Thomas Nagel selected Signature in the Cell as one of 2009’s best books, the Times Literary Supplement has had a vigorous back and forth in its letters section. The last salvo published was by Loughborough University chemistry professor Stephen Fletcher. The response below was submitted by Stephen Meyer to TLS, but they opted not to publish it. To the EditorThe Times Literary SupplementSir — I see that the Professor Stephen Fletcher has written yet another letter (TLS Letters, 3 February, 2010) attempting to refute the thesis of my book Signature in the Cell. This time he cites two recent experiments in an attempt to show the plausibility of the RNA world hypothesis as an explanation for the origin of the first life. He Read More ›
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Science and research of the universe, spiral galaxy and physical formulas, concept of knowledge and education
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Evidence for Design in Physics and Biology

We can recognize the effects of rational agents and distinguish them from the effects of natural causes. Systems or sequences that are both “highly complex” and “specified” are always produced by intelligent agents rather than by chance and/or physical chemical laws. Read More ›