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A selection of some of Stephen C. Meyer’s most noteworthy articles. Also consider Meyer’s Op-Eds. For a more comprehensive list of Meyer’s writings, browse all of Steve’s articles.

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Your Witness, Mr. Johnson

Stephen Meyer reviews Phillip Johnson's seminal 1991 book Darwin on Trial for the 2006 book Darwin's Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement. Read More ›
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Defining Theistic Evolution

In the book Theistic Evolution, we provide a comprehensive scientific, philosophical, and theological critique of the idea known as theistic evolution. But before we can do that, we will need to define what the proponents of this perspective mean by “theistic evolution” — or “evolutionary creationism,” as it is sometimes now called. Read More ›
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Close-up shot of microscope with metal lens at laboratory.

Yes, Intelligent Design Is Detectable by Science

Biologists have long recognized that many organized structures in living organisms — the elegant form and protective covering of the coiled nautilus; the interdependent parts of the vertebrate eye; the interlocking bones, muscles, and feathers of a bird wing — “give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” Read More ›
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micro RNA (let7; pink) bound to mRNA (lin-41; cyan). miRNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules important for gene regulation and implicated in cancer, obesity and heart disease.
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Can the Origin of the Genetic Code Be Explained by Direct RNA Templating?

Stephen C. Meyer and Paul Nelson take on the DRT model. In their critical review of the research they explain how the sequencing problem has not been solved, even partially. Read More ›
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Sauce for the Goose

Judge Jones, in his Kitzmiller v. Dover opinion expressed an entrenched view common not only among members of the media and scientific establishment. But why isn’t the theory of intelligent design scientific? On what basis do critics of the theory make that claim? And is it justified? Read More ›
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A Scientific History and Philosophical Defense of the Theory of Intelligent Design

What is this theory of intelligent design, and where did it come from? And why does it arouse such passion and inspire such apparently determined efforts to suppress it? Read More ›
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The Scientific Status of Intelligent Design

Underlying Darwin's repudiation of creationist legitimacy lay an entirely different conception of science than had prevailed among earlier naturalists. Darwin's attacks on his creationist and idealist opponents in part expressed and in part established an emerging positivistic "episteme" in which the mere mention of unverifiable "acts of Divine will" or "the plan of creation" would increasingly serve to disqualify theories from consideration as science qua science. Read More ›
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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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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 ›