Signature in the Cell

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Harper Collins, Jun 23, 2009 - Science - 624 pages
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“Signature in the Cell is a defining work in the discussion of life’s origins and the question of whether life is a product of unthinking matter or of an intelligent mind. For those who disagree with ID, the powerful case Meyer presents cannot be ignored in any honest debate. For those who may be sympathetic to ID, on the fence, or merely curious, this book is an engaging, eye-opening, and often eye-popping read” — American Spectator

Named one of the top books of 2009 by the Times Literary Supplement (London), this controversial and compelling book from Dr. Stephen C. Meyer presents a convincing new case for intelligent design (ID), based on revolutionary discoveries in science and DNA. Along the way, Meyer argues that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution as expounded in The Origin of Species did not, in fact, refute ID. If you enjoyed Francis Collins’s The Language of God, you’ll find much to ponder—about evolution, DNA, and intelligent design—in Signature in the Cell.

 

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

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For me as a computer engineer presents an outstanding comparisson between the [turing] machines built by humans and the high level complexity found in DNA. It highlights the information present in ... Read full review

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

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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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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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