Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Signature in the Cell

Keith Mathison reviews Stephen C. Meyer's new book, Signature in the Cell, which he says "may be the most persuasive case for intelligent design yet published." Some excerpts from the review:
Stephen Meyer received his Ph.D. from Cambridge in the philosophy of science. He directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He has authored or co-authored numerous books and articles, but I will venture to guess that Signature in the Cell will be the one for which he is remembered. . . .

Signature in the Cell is absolutely fascinating. For over twenty years, I have been reading books on the relationship between science and faith, creation, evolution, intelligent design, the interpretation of Genesis 1, and Meyer's book is without question one of the top 5. Those who are committed to an atheistic and materialist philosophy will be all over this book, but I am slightly optimistic that it may actually change the nature of the debate among scientists who are interested in going where the evidence leads. In fact, one of the most helpful sections of this book deals with the very definition of "science," an issue that has hindered helpful discussions and debates.
Read the whole thing.