As we’ve mentioned before, Meyer was a central figure in the notoriously shabby peer review controversy; and, as we reported here, Meyer was one of three creationist “experts” who were on the 6-member panel selected by Don McLeroy to testify before the Texas Board of Education regarding standards for science education.
With that as background, we present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from Landmark intelligent design book, Signature In The Cell in stores today, which appears at the Discoveroid blog. The bold font was added by us:
Today marks the arrival of the highly anticipated book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, by CSC Director Dr. Stephen C. Meyer. Several years in the making, the book arrives just as the information age is coming to biology and scientists are delving deeper into the mystery of the origins of life. In Signature in the Cell Dr. Meyer lays out a radical new and comprehensive argument for intelligent design that readers will likely never have encountered before, and which materialist scientists cannot counter.
Wowie!! This is exciting news! Here’s the Amazon listing: Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. List price is $29 in hardcover, but it’s already available for $19. Not a good sign. At the moment, its Amazon Sales Rank is 1,530. That means they’re actually selling some copies. [Update: It’s now up to 1,375.] There aren’t any customer reviews yet, but that’s likely to change.
Turning back to the Discoveroid blog article, they give a short list of the brilliant author’s appearances this week, including one we wrote about earlier at the once-respected Heritage Foundation. See: Heritage Foundation: Going Creationist? The only other scheduled appearance this week — the book’s opening week — is at a church. They also give you more information about this book, including a video promotion, a link to a promotional website, and some other resources you’ll be sure to examine.
We don’t doubt that this this book will be on every creationist’s recommended reading list, and it will probably find its way into Louisiana’s public school science classes as part of that state’s statutorily permitted “supplementary material” for teaching biology.
And no, we don’t plan to review it, or even read it. There’s no need, just as there would be no need to read and review a book titled “Top Ten Dating Tips” by Ted Bundy.
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