July 21, 2009

One hundred fifty years ago, Charles Darwin revolutionized biology, but did he refute intelligent design (ID)? In Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer argues that he did not. Much confusion surrounds the theory of intelligent design. Frequently misrepresented by the media, politicians, and local school boards, intelligent design can be defended on purely scientific grounds in accordance with the same rigorous methods that apply to every proposed origin-of-life theory. Signature in the Cell is the first book to make a comprehensive case for intelligent design based upon DNA. Meyer embarks on an odyssey of discovery as he investigates current evolutionary theories and the evidence that ultimately led him to affirm intelligent design. Clearly defining what ID is and is not, Meyer shows that the argument for intelligent design is not based on ignorance or “giving up on science,” but instead upon our growing scientific knowledge of the information stored in the cell. A leading proponent of intelligent design in the scientific community, Meyer presents a compelling case that will generate heated debate, command attention, and find new adherents from leading scientists around the world.


  • Does Genesis 3 refers to physical death and Romans 5 to spiritual death? (6:49)
  • If God knew people would go to hell, why did He create them? (11:24)

Interview with Stephen Meyer on  Signature in the Cell,

  • Hank shares about the book Signature in the Cell being the first comprehensive argument for intelligent design based upon the discovery of the digital code in DNA (21:50)
  • Stephen talks about the Achilles Heel of evolutionary biology is the utter incomprehension of the origin of information (26:04)
  • Stephen gives a definition of intelligent design (40:03)
  • Stephen shares on the issue of biological origin and the origin of the universe have profound effect upon one’s worldview, understanding of prime reality, and the meaning of life (44:36)
  • Stephen comments on how average folks can benefit from reading Signature in the Cell (46:04)

Questions Continued

  • How to respond to friend who insist upon the Jesus name only baptism formula and that baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit was a Roman Catholic invention (48:56)