I was listening to the CrossExamined radio program with Dr. Frank Turek from October 24th 2013. He was interviewing Dr. Stephen Meyer about his book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design.
During the conversation, Frank tells about a construction analogy from Stephen’s book. Reading from the book, Frank says (at about 14 minutes into the podcast):
“At a construction site builders will make use of many materials: lumber, nails, drywall, piping and windows, yet building materials do not determine the floor plan of the house or the arrangement of the houses in a neighborhood… in a similar way DNA does not itself direct how individual proteins are assembled into these larger systems and structures.”
Stephen then begins to expound on this whole idea by explaining the necessity of ‘epigenetic’ information in “building an animal”:
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