Telling the Truth about DNA and ID
60 years ago, in April 1953, two brilliant scientists, Francis Crick and James Watson, in an astonishing piece of chemical detective work at the University of Cambridge, worked out the molecular structure of DNA. With that discovery came an explanation of how genetic information is passed from generation to generation. Today many scientists talk about DNA as if we knew all there is to know about it.
But Dr Philip Ball, a freelance science writer, in a recent article in Nature (April 25th 2013, p419) entitled ‘Celebrate the Unknowns’, strikes a much more cautious note. He writes: ‘We do not know what most of our DNA does, nor how, or to what extent it governs traits’.
While Crick and Watson solved the mystery of the chemical structure of DNA in 1953, they uncovered another and, arguably, a greater puzzle– the origin of genetic information.
In his iconic 2009 book, ‘Signature in the Cell’ (HarperOne), Dr Steven Meyer argues that the existence of genetic information in DNA points to an intelligent mind and lends high credibility to the position of Intelligent Design (ID).
Maybe one of the reasons we find DNA so puzzling is that science is being conducted in a way that excludes recognition of its most obvious feature – that it is the product of intelligent mind.
In ‘An Introduction to Intelligent Design’ I have gathered together some of the evidence for ID. Copies are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
for £2 plus postage. Discounts are available for 10 or more copies.
Dr Alastair Noble
 See also www.evolutionnews.org/2013/04/worlds_leading_071641.html
for further analysis of Ball’s article.
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