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Marcos Eberlin: Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Intelligent Design

David Klinghoffer

Marcos Eberlin is the famed chemist whose book Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose is out now from Discovery Institute Press, trailing endorsements from Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Dr. Eberlin was in our offices and I had the opportunity to ask him how his field of mass spectrometry relates to arguments for intelligent design:

As he explains, it’s a powerful scientific tool to open the “black box,” as biochemist Michael Behe put it, of life’s secrets not at the superficial macro level but piercing downward to the molecular level. Eberlin cites the quip that “evolution hopes you don’t know chemistry.” But intelligent design hopes you do!

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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