TITLE

DNA and Other Designs

AUTHOR(S)
Meyer, Stephen C.
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr2000, Issue 102, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the demise of the idea that the physical universe reflected the purpose or design of a preexistent mind. Weak analogy of the classical design arguments; Explanatory power of Darwinism; Explanation of the origin of new forms of life from simpler forms; Biochemist Alexander Oparin's chemical evolutionary theory; Complexity of the DNA molecule.
ACCESSION #
2945234

 

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