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Signature in the Cell Audiobook

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

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Named one of the top books of 2009 by the Times Literary Supplement (London), this controversial and compelling audiobook 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' The Language of God, you'll find much to ponder - about evolution, DNA, and intelligent design - in Signature in the Cell.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Stephen C. Meyer (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Nevin 03-03-17
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    "Intelligent Design vs Chance"

    I would recommend this book for anyone interested in the origin of life. Meyer makes an extremely good case for the Intelligent Design hypothesis. This is not just all hype & no meat, he goes into several leading theories and makes a good argument for why Intelligent Design is the best based on current knowledge. Even if you disagree, this book would at least give you an understanding of why some scientists believe in it and what critical points would have to be explained to over come their conclusions. Great read in my opinion.

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    Bert Branson 01-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Who knew 'science' had such zealous orthodoxy?"

    Eye-opening! Eureka maybe? Maybe in distinction to the 'multiverse-of-the-gaps' this intelligence/design paradigm could be the next epoch creating solutions in science.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DBBattig 06-05-17
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    "Darwinism in light of the human genome project"

    Prior to the discovery of germ theory in the late 19th century, there could be no understanding of how diseases were caused or cured.

    Prior to the discovery of DNA and its encoded information, there could be no understanding of how the origin of life occurred. Were Darwin alive today, I believe he would not have postulated "chance alone" as a mechanism for life due to the complexity of DNA.

    I was in search of a modern review of Darwinism in light of the recent discoveries in genomics and Steven Meyer provided the scientific and philosophical approach I was looking for. His work was very up-to-date and relevant to answering the question of Intelligent Design's role in the formation of life.

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    Amazon Customer 05-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "buries darwinian evolution"

    you will shake your head in disbelief at how so many people have been duped by the absurdity of Darwinian evolution. This book elucidates just about every aspect of intelligent design and is a compelling obvious correction of how intelligence was necessary to create the information in life and DNA.

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    lexxfuchs 04-19-17
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    "Objective, and thought provoking!"

    Dr. Meyer does an excellent job detailing the historic and modern challenges to neo-darwinian theory. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in micro-biology, mathematics, evolution, or intelligent design. My only critique is repetition, particularly in certain chapters where it becomes a little distracting. The narrator did an excellent job.

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    C. Otto 04-12-17
    C. Otto 04-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Challenging and thorogh"

    This is an exhaustive historical dissertation on comparative hypotheses. I do believe that the case is made, from beginning to end,
    that there should be room to consider design as an option in the origins of life in the universe.
    If one were to utilize probabilities alone in looking at rational conclusions, I believe that it is only a philosophical roadblock that would keep someone from determining that design should be able to have a seat at the table along with other scientific hypotheses around the origins of life itself. The author does a very thorough job at building a case and helping to formulate reasonable thoughts around the subject.

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    ELIZABETH L ROSS 04-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I'll never buy such a long book again"

    I found his arguments very hard to follow. I think many of his points could have been stated more concisely. While I agree with many of his conclusions, I didn't really like this book. I found some of his arguments weak. However I did enjoy his points related to mathematics and computer science.

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    Brian Higdon 03-24-17
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    "Bunk"

    Meyer spends inordinate energy couching his theory in a historic framework (after all he's a historian) and forgets to define his theory in any meaningful way. Instead he opts for an open ended definition in order to frustrate those who would refute his theory, as well as satisfy both young and old earth creationists, alike. He really shows his hand in the end when he starts boldly projecting his hypothesis onto evolution, quantum physics, and the big bang.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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