Signature in the Cell DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

ISBN-10: 0061472794

ISBN-13: 9780061472794

Edition: 2010

Authors: Stephen C. Meyer

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Stephen C. Meyer is director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture (CSC) and a founder of the intelligent design movement and of the CSC. Dr. Meyer is a Cambridge University-trained philosopher of science, the author of peer-reviewed publications in technical, scientific, philosophical and other books and journals. His signal contribution to ID theory is given most fully in Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, published by HarperOne in June 2009. Meyer graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, in 1981 with a degree in physics and earth science. He later became a geophysicist with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in Dallas, Texas working in digital signal processing and seismic survey interpretation. As a Rotary International Scholar, he received his training in the history and philosophy of science at Cambridge University, earning a PhD in 1991. He returned to Whitworth College in 1990 to teach philosophy. He left Whitworth in 2002, giving up a tenured position, to found and direct the CSC at Discovery Institute. Meyer's many other publications include a contribution to, and the editing of, the peer-reviewed volume Darwinism, Design and Public Education (Michigan State University Press, 2004) and the innovative textbook Explore Evolution (Hill House Publishers, 2007). He is also the author of New York Times bestseller Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design HaperOne June 2013. Meyer has been widely featured in media appearance on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, PBS, and the BBC. In 2008, he appeared with Ben Stein in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. He's also featured prominently in two other science documentaries, Icons of Evolution and Unlocking The Mystery of Life.

Prologue
DNA, Darwin, and the Appearance of Design
The Evolution of a Mystery and Why It Matters
The Double Helix
Signature in the Cell
The Molecular Labyrinth
The Origin of Science and the Possibility of Design
Of Clues to Causes
Chance Elimination and Pattern Recognition
Ends and Odds
Beyond the Reach of Chance
Self-Organization and Biochemical Predestination
Thinking Outside the Bonds
Chance and Necessity, or the Cat in the Hat Comes Back
The RNA World
The Best Explanation
Another Road to Rome
But Does It Explain?
But Is It Science?
Sauce for the Goose
Why It Matters
Epilogue: A Living Science
Some Predictions of Intelligent Design
Multiverse Cosmology and the Origin of Life
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments
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