Summary

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.
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©2013 Stephen C. Meyer (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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By craig on 10-03-18

A very comprehensive book

A great read and a solid argument based of undeniable facts. It's well put together fully covering all the evidence and theories that try to explain it with a logical and scientific approach

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By Michael Whalley on 19-02-18

Neo Darwinism as faith without evidence

I can't understand that the writer is so fair and comprehensively puts the case for Neo Darwinism and then devastating shows that it takes great faith to continue in that belief due to the lack of genuine evidence and impossible probabilities.

Not a light read, but essential reading for new biologists to save them wasting their career researching a failing theory.

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By GK on 15-06-18

Very detailed and scientific

Worth the read but it does mire the listener in detail. It might be better to read a physical book.

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By Monty on 02-02-17

Intelligently "Design-ates" The Blind Watchmaker an antiquated philosophy.

Having now listened to Dawkins' Blind Watchmaker as well as MEYERS' Signature in the Cell and Darwin's Doubt I am convinced the latter has the more scientifically compelling argument. Very enlightening!

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