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Stephen Meyer Explains the DNA Challenge to Theistic Evolution

David Klinghoffer

Celebrating the release of Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, Stephen Meyer, who contributed several chapters to the giant book, offers here a very crisp and helpful introduction to the codebreaking work of Francis Crick and more. Meyer considers DNA and the problem of the biological information it encodes:

Coded information of this kind is a profound problem for theistic or atheistic evolution (quick, what’s the scientific difference between the two?). Watch this excellent brief video, “DNA 101: How It Works and Why It’s Astounding,” and find out why.

Photo: Francis Crick, by Marc Liebermanderivative work: Materialscientist [CC BY 2.5 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.

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