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Bechly on Denton’s Latest: “Seminal,” a “Milestone in this Ongoing Scientific Revolution”

Miracle of the Cell
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Paleontologist Günter Bechly welcomes the latest from biologist Michael Denton — The Miracle of the Cell:

In this seminal new book, distinguished biologist Michael Denton takes the fine-tuning argument for intelligent design to a whole new level. He shows that many of the chemical elements themselves and their properties are delicately fine-tuned for life, and the same holds for crucial compounds such as water. Denton also makes a convincing case that all these instances of fine-tuning converge towards a “primal blueprint” that existed prior to the arrival of the first living cell. Denton is at the forefront of assembling this evidence as a cumulative case for teleology in nature. The Miracle of the Cell greatly advances the case in favor of intelligent causes in the natural sciences. The growing body of evidence from modern science more and more calls for a paradigm shift away from the ruling but obsolete paradigm of materialism, the blind action of natural laws, and mere matter in motion. Michael Denton’s work will prove to be a milestone in this ongoing scientific revolution.

Dr. Bechly is a senior scientist for the Biologic Institute, and former curator with the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany. Get your copy of The Miracle of the Cell now!

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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