“Darwin’s Doubt”

From Jerry Newcombe:

Every time I log into a computer and have to enter my password, I’m reminded of how impossible evolution is.

One little mistake on the keypad, and I can’t log in. There’s even a website where I seem to be in permanent “log-in purgatory.” I can’t login ever. Granted, it’s operator error. But still…

How does this tie to evolution? Because if evolution were true, then we are to believe a whole series of complex sequences managed to get everything right—repeatedly.

To use a clichéd example: It would be like a monkey typing at random and coming out with the complete works of Shakespeare without any errors.

There’s a new book on evolution that is getting a lot of attention—and deservedly so. It is Darwin’s Doubt by Stephen Meyer. If you’re familiar with the topic, the subtitle is very clever “The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design.”

This is not some minor book by an “obscurantist backwoods fundamentalist.” It is published by HarperCollins and was written by a man who earned his Ph.D. at Cambridge. This 500-page illustrated book made its way to 7th place on the New York Times bestseller list.

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