Emily Nordhagen Sandico describes the origins of Thaxton’s book, which had such an influence on Stephen Meyer, William Dembski, Phillip Johnson, and others.
It was the epilogue that proved controversial. There the three authors reviewed five proposed explanations for life’s origins.
It is my privilege and honor to recommend this fascinating autobiography — which is also perhaps the least I can do to repay a friend and mentor.
Scientifically speaking, the Miller experiment was a non-starter. Then when the atmosphere they used was called into question, the icon was doubly dead.
It should be obvious: if you are controlling the mutations and selecting the outcomes, you are not doing Darwinism.