Look what arrived in the mail! Yes, that’s right: Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, by Stephen C. Meyer. I made a callout a little over a week ago for people to consider buying me pro-ID books for my birthday, and someone obliged1.
But not just anyone did, no. It was Paul A. Nelson, Discovery Institute fellow and member of the Access Research Network’s Board of Directors, who sent me a copy of Signature, and he included a little note:
“I enjoy your blog. Please write about Signature, when you’ve had a chance to think about the book.”
Hey, someone from the Discovery Institute reads my blog! That’s certainly a cause for celebration, along with the fact that I just scored a book I’ve been wanting to read for nearly two years. Thanks for reading, Paul. Obviously I’m not changing your mind on anything, but sometimes that’s not the point of writing.
Anyway, I’ll try to read Signature as swiftly as both thoroughness and university allow me to, and then jot down a few thoughts on Stephen’s ideas. I know the outline of a few of his basic arguments, but I’m actually quite interested to see what he puts forward as positive evidence of design, especially since the book is supposed to be the epitome of the ID movement’s output so far.
Stay tuned… or whatever the blogging version is!- - - - - - - - -
- For those playing along at home, this puts the ratio up to 19:2! ↩