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Meyer, Axe: “Five Major Problems with Macro-Evolution”

David Klinghoffer

Stephen Meyer

There’s something very clarifying about seeing an argument laid out in crisp bullet points. For your weekend enjoyment, here are Stephen Meyer and Douglas Axe on Frank Turek’s radio program.

The interview was recorded following the 2016 Royal Society meeting. They hammer home the “Five Major Problems with Macro-Evolution”: 

  • Problem #1: the sudden origin of body plans in the fossil record
  • Problem #2: the origin of information (e.g., in protein molecule)
  • Problem #3: need for favorable early mutations (for body plans)
  • Problem #4: the problem of epigenetics
  • Problem #5: the universality of the design intuition

For the MP3 file, go here. (Thank you for archiving that, Wintery Knight.) Dr. Axe is the author of Undeniable. Dr. Meyer is the author of Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell.

Photo: Darwin’s statue, Natural History Museum, by http://www.cgpgrey.com [CC BY 2.0], 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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