Darwin's Doubt by Stephen C. Meyer
The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design

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The book is an indispensable tool for anyone wanting to understand the facts of the current controversies in evolutionary thinking.
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When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock.  

In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal. During the last half century, biologists have come to appreciate the central importance of biological information—stored in DNA and elsewhere in cells—to building animal forms.

Expanding on the compelling case he presented in his last book, Signature in the Cell, Meyer argues that the origin of this information, as well as other mysterious features of the Cambrian event, are best explained by intelligent design, rather than purely undirected evolutionary processes.


About Stephen C. Meyer

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Dr. Stephen C. Meyer is the director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle which has considerable reach into the religious market. Meyer set off a firstorm of media and political attention when the Smithsonian Institution published his pro-Intellegent Design paper in its sceinfic journal in 2005. Meyer earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology. Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs such as The Jim Lehrer News Hour, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, ABC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Nightline, Paula Zahn Now (CNN), Topic A with Tina Brown (CNN), Weekend Live with Tony Snow (FOX), The Big Story with John Gibson (FOX), Fox TV News with David Asman, The Tavis Smiley Show (PBS) and others. He has also been the subject of two front pages stories in the New York Times and has garnered attention in other top national print.
Published June 18, 2013 by HarperOne. 571 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Donald F. Calbreath on Jun 18 2013

The book is an indispensable tool for anyone wanting to understand the facts of the current controversies in evolutionary thinking.

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