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

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-01

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A Compelling Case for Intelligent Design Based on Revolutionary Discoveries in Science In "Signature in the Cell," Stephen Meyer has written the first comprehensive DNA-based argument for intelligent design. As he tells the story of successive attempts to unravel a mystery that Charles Darwin did not address--how did life begin?--Meyer develops the case for this often-misunderstood theory using the same scientific method that Darwin himself pioneered. Offering a fresh perspective on one of the enduring mysteries of modern biology, Meyer convincingly reveals that the argument for intelligent design is not based on ignorance or "giving up on science," but instead on compelling, and mounting, scientific evidence.

Author Biography

Dr. Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the philosophy of science and is the director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBS's Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, ABC's World News, Good Morning America, Nightline, FOX News Live, and Tavis Smiley, and has been featured in two New York Times front-page stories. Visit the author online at www.stephencmeyer.org.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
DNA, Darwin, and the Appearance of Designp. 11
The Evolution of a Mystery and Why It Mattersp. 33
The Double Helixp. 58
Signature in the Cellp. 85
The Molecular Labyrinthp. 112
The Origin of Science and the Possibility of Designp. 136
Of Clues to Causesp. 150
Chance Elimination and Pattern Recognitionp. 173
Ends and Oddsp. 194
Beyond the Reach of Chancep. 215
Self-Organization and Biochemical Predestinationp. 229
Thinking Outside the Bondsp. 253
Chance and Necessity, or the Cat in the Hat Comes Backp. 271
The RNA Worldp. 296
The Best Explanationp. 324
Another Road to Romep. 349
But Does It Explain?p. 373
But Is It Science?p. 396
Sauce for the Goosep. 416
Why It Mattersp. 439
Epilogue: A Living Sciencep. 453
Some Predictions of Intelligent Designp. 481
Multiverse Cosmology and the Origin of Lifep. 499
Notesp. 509
Bibliographyp. 563
Indexp. 597
Acknowledgmentsp. 613
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Intelligent Design - Science! August 10, 2011
This is a must read for every one interested in the origin of life issues. Steven Meyer's new textbook, Signature in the Cell, takes the reader on a breath-taking journey through modern scientist's findings that definitively demonstrates the improbability of life arising by chance. Don't miss this journey. I received this cheap textbook within days. Seller was good, I give my highest recommendation.
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