Signature in the Cell
DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design
By Stephen C. Meyer
(HarperOne, Paperback, 9780061472794, 624pp.)
Publication Date: July 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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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 addresshow 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.
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.
“Signature in the Cell is a defining work in the discussion of life’s origins . . . the powerful case Meyer presents cannot be ignored in any honest debate. . . [T]his book is an engaging, eye-opening, and often eye-popping read”
“A decisive case based upon breathtaking and cutting-edge science.”
-Dr. Philip S. Skell, member, National Academy of Sciences, and Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University
“A fascinating exploration . . . Whether you believe intelligent design is true or false, Signature in the Cell is a must-read book.”
-Dr. Scott Turner, professor, environmental and forest biology, State University of New York, and author of The Tinkerer’s Accomplice
“A careful presentation of this fiendishly difficult problem.”
-Dr. Thomas Nagel, professor, New York University, in the Times Literary Supplement