In the 21st century, the information age has finally come to biology. We now know that biology at its root is comprised of information rich systems, such as the complex digital code encoded in DNA. Groundbreaking discoveries of the past decade are revealing the information bearing properties of biological systems. Come hear Dr. Meyer discuss how, alongside matter and energy, there is a third fundamental entity in the universe needed for life: information. A sub-theme of the conference will be rescuing science from scientism.
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Stephen C. Meyer is a Cambridge University-trained philosopher of science and the author of peer-reviewed publications in technical, scientific, philosophical and other books and journals. Most recently, he is the author of the New York Times best seller Darwin’s Doubt The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013). In his first book on intelligent design, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2009), Meyer examined only the mystery of the origin of life. Now, with Darwin’s Doubt, he expands the scope of the case for ID to the whole sweep of life’s history. Meyer’s research goes to the very source of the mystery of life: its origin, and more specifically the origin of biological information. His research and writings in the field represent the cutting edge of the argument for design.