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Meyer: “Can Natural Selection Explain the Origin of Life?”

David Klinghoffer
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So there’s this absented-minded philosopher of science walking down the street, head in the clouds, not looking where he’s going. He falls into a hole from which he’s unable to extricate himself. What does he do? If only he had a ladder. Inspiration strikes! He realizes he’s got a ladder in the garage, so he goes home, gets the ladder, returns to the hole and leaps in, and then climbs out of the hole thanks to the ladder.

What’s wrong with this story? Stephen Meyer explains in a sample class from his 42-part DiscoveryU course, “Stephen Meyer Investigates Scientific Evidence for Intelligent Design.” The subject is theories of the origin life that combine chance and necessity. Meyer asks, “Can Pre-Biotic Natural Selection Explain the Origin of Life?” Watch and consider signing up for this great educational opportunity by going here

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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