Signature in the Cell

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Harper Collins, Jun 23, 2009 - Science - 624 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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User Review  - blog_gal - LibraryThing

This is a very informative book that I really enjoyed. The only downfall is that if you are familiar with scientific concepts and the history surrounding them, the book may be a bit boring in certain sections. Read full review

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

User Review  - Daniel Duval - Goodreads

I found this book enlightening, educational and I dare say, in my opinion, very scientific. It convinced me that intelligent design time has come and needs to be seriously considered within origin of ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
DNA Darwin and the Appearance of Design
5
The Evolution of a Mystery and Why It Matters
33
The Double Helix
58
Signature in the Cell
85
The Molecular Labyrinth
112
The Origin of Science and the Possibility of Design
136
Of Clues to Causes
150
The Best Explanation
324
Another Road to Rome
349
But Does It Explain?
373
But Is It Science?
396
Sauce for the Goose
416
Why It Matters
439
A Living Science
453
Some Predictions of Intelligent Design
481

Chance Elimination and Pattern Recognition
173
Ends and Odds
194
Beyond the Reach of Chance
215
SelfOrganization and Biochemical Predestination
229
Thinking Outside the Bonds
253
Chance and Necessity or the Cat in the Hat Comes Back
271
The RNA World
296
Multiverse Cosmology and the Origin of Life
499
Notes
509
Bibliography
563
Index
597
Acknowledgments
613
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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 (London) Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year.

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