Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

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HarperCollins, Jun 23, 2009 - Religion - 611 pages
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One hundred fifty years ago, Charles Darwin revolutionized biology, but did he refute intelligent design (ID)? In Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer argues that he did not.

Much confusion surrounds the theory of intelligent design. Frequently misrepresented by the media, politicians, and local school boards, intelligent design can be defended on purely scientific grounds in accordance with the same rigorous methods that apply to every proposed origin-of-life theory.

Signature in the Cell is the first book to make a comprehensive case for intelligent design based upon DNA. Meyer embarks on an odyssey of discovery as he investigates current evolutionary theories and the evidence that ultimately led him to affirm intelligent design. Clearly defining what ID is and is not, Meyer shows that the argument for intelligent design is not based on ignorance or "giving up on science," but instead upon our growing scientific knowledge of the information stored in the cell.

A leading proponent of intelligent design in the scientific community, Meyer presents a compelling case that will generate heated debate, command attention, and find new adherents from leading scientists around the world.

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Review: Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (Signature in the Cell #1)

User Review  - Jeffrey Backlin - Goodreads

An excellent work with discussion on the history and development of information studies, its application to the problem of first life, and argument for design hypothesis. Read full review

Review: Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (Signature in the Cell #1)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I read this book before Darwin's Doubt, which I don't recommend especially if you are new to genetics topics. I learned a heap from this book. I finally understand what gene expression it, how ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the philosophy of science after working as an oil industry geophysicist. He now directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Washington. He authored Signature in the Cell, a Times Literary Supplement (London) Book of the Year. Meyer has appeared on all the top national television networks, major talk radio programs and NPR, as well as major Christian media outlets. He has also been featured in two New York Times front-page stories.

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