Signature in the Cell Series – Theo-sophical Ruminations

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I don’t know how many of you folks find Origin of Life (OOL) interesting but I find it fascinating. This post will contain eight (8) links to a lengthy discussion of Stephen Meyer’s best selling book entitled Signature in the Cell that was put together by https://theosophical.wordpress.com/

I’ll provide a couple of paragraphs of the first post in this series and then the remaining posts. Don’t forget to read the comments in the various links because they also include some very interesting commentary. I hope you will enjoy this series it as much as I did.


It’s not often that a book on Intelligent Design becomes a best-seller, or is opined (in print) to be one of the best books of the year by a prominent atheist philosopher.  And yet that is true of Stephen Meyer’s book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design.  I must say it’s one of the best books I have read on the topic of the evidence for intelligent design in biology.  The information was presented in a very logical, systematic order, with each chapter building naturally on the former.  Not only was Meyer’s approach systematic, but he presented difficult concepts in very understandable ways.  Coming in at 561 pages of text, it is not a quick read, but the time spent is well worth it.

Meyer’s thesis is that the origin of life is best explained by an intelligent cause.  He begins his book by telling how the mystery of life’s origin was not recognized in Darwin’s day, but came to be realized in the decades that followed as knowledge of life’s complexity began to emerge.  That mystery has not been solved over the decades, but rather looms larger and larger the more we discover about the internal workings of the cell, and what is required for even the simplest of life.

When it comes to explaining the origin of life (OOL), many think it’s just a matter of explaining the origin of biological complexity.  Not so.  What needs to be explained is not just the mere complexity of the cell, but the origin of the biological information conveyed by the DNA molecule.  But there are two different types of information, so we have to be specific about the type of information we find in the cell that needs to be explained.

To read the rest of this post and the other posts in this series, please click on the following links:

https://theosophical.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/signature-in-the-cell-part-1/

https://theosophical.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/signature-in-the-cell-part-2-inner-workings-of-the-cell/

https://theosophical.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/signature-in-the-cell-part-3-the-methodology-of-historical-science/

https://theosophical.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/signature-in-the-cell-part-4-assessing-the-chance-hypothesis-for-the-origin-of-life/

https://theosophical.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/signature-in-the-cell-part-5-assessing-the-necessity-hypothesis-for-the-origin-of-life/

https://theosophical.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/signature-in-the-cell-part-6-assessing-the-rna-world-hypothesis-for-the-origin-of-life/

https://theosophical.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/signature-in-the-cell-part-7-addressing-objections-to-intelligent-design-1-of-2/

https://theosophical.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/signature-in-the-cell-part-7-addressing-objections-to-intelligent-design-2-of-2/

5 comments

    • Hi Nancy! Yes it is, there’s lots more available under my “Christian Resources” page under “I” for Intelligent Design if you’re interested. Thanks for the follow, following you too, please feel free to jump in any time with comments or questions! Blessings.

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