Stephen C. Meyer Quotes.

1. "The information contained in an English sentence or computer software does not derive from the chemistry of the ink or the physics of magnetism, but from a source extrinsic to physics and chemistry altogether. Indeed, in both cases, the message transcends the properties of the medium. The information in DNA also transcends the properties of its material medium."
- Stephen C. Meyer, Darwinism

2. "With odds standing at 1 chance in 10164 of finding a functional protein among the possible 150-amino-acid compounds, the probability is 84 orders of magnitude (or powers of ten) smaller than the probability of finding the marked particle in the whole universe. Another way to say that is the probability of finding a functional protein by chance alone is a trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion times smaller than the odds of finding a single specified particle among all the particles in the universe."
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

3. "Since natural selection selects or preserves functionally advantageous mutations or variations, it can explain the origin of systems that could have arisen through a series of incremental steps, each of which maintains or confers a functional advantage on a living organism. Nevertheless, by this same logic, selection and mutation face difficulty in explaining structures or systems that could not have been built through a close series of functional intermediates. Moreover, since selection operates only on what mutation first produces, mutation and selection do not readily explain appearances of design that require discrete jumps of complexity that exceed the reach of chance; that is to say, the available probabilistic resources."
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

4. "Biochemist David Goodsell describes the problem, The key molecular process that makes modern life possible is protein synthesis, since proteins are used in nearly every aspect of living. The synthesis of proteins requires a tightly integrated sequence of reactions, most of which are themselves performed by proteins.41 Or as Jacques Monod noted in 1971: The code is meaningless unless translated. The modern cell’s translating machinery consists of at least fifty macromolecular components which are themselves coded in DNA: the code cannot be translated otherwise than by products of"
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

5. "To complicate matters further, proteins must catalyze formation of the basic building blocks of cellular life such as sugars, lipids, glycolipids, nucleotides, and ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the main energy molecule of the cell)."
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

6. "constructed with the help of specific enzymes. For example, each of the systems involved in the processing of genetic information requires energy at many discrete steps."
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

7. "The term specified complexity is, therefore, a synonym for specified information or information content. (See Fig. 4.8.)"
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

8. "At the close of the nineteenth century, most biologists thought life consisted solely of matter and energy. But after Watson and Crick, biologists came to recognize the importance of a third fundamental entity in living things: information."
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

9. "Although DNA does not convey information that is received, understood, or used by a conscious mind, it does have information that is received and used by the cell’s machinery to build the structures critical to the maintenance of life. DNA displays a property—functional specificity—that transcends the merely mathematical formalism of Shannon’s theory. Is"
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

10. "definition that defines information as the attribute inherent in and communicated by alternative sequences or arrangements of something that produce specific effects."
- Stephen C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

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