Stephen C. Meyer on Darwin's Doubt
May 15, 2013
Discovery @ Northwest U Lecture Series
Wednesday, May 15th, 7pm
When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, known today as the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life "a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but also because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal.
During the last half century biologists have come to appreciate the central importance of biological information "stored in DNA and elsewhere in cells "to building animal forms. Expanding on the compelling case he presented in his last book, Signature in the Cell
, Meyer argues that the origin of this information, as well as other mysterious features of the Cambrian event, are best explained by intelligent design, rather than purely undirected evolutionary processes.
This FREE event will be held in the Butterfield Chapel on the campus of Northwest University. The event begins at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm.
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