Stephen Meyer’s Signature in the Cell in top ten science books on

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Today announced their bestselling books of 2009 and Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne) by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer made the top ten in the science category. According to, books on its 2009 list of best sellers are “[r]anked according to customer orders through October. Only books published for the first time in 2009 are eligible.” The book’s publisher, HarperOne, reports that the book is entering its fifth printing in as many months, and continues to sell strongly both online and in stores.

“Here we are, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, a book mistakenly assumed to have killed the design argument in science,” said Robert Crowther, director of communications at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, which is the intelligent design research program directed by Dr. Meyer. “Did Darwin refute the design argument? No. And here’s a book about the science of intelligent design that shows how the design argument is being revived with powerful new arguments relevant to our culture.”

In Signature in the Cell Dr. Meyer shows that the digital code imbedded in DNA points powerfully to a designing intelligence and helps unravel a mystery that Darwin did not address: how did the very first life begin? He weaves together a journey of discovery with an argument for intelligent design and explains how intelligent design can be formulated as a rigorous scientific argument using the very same method of reasoning that Darwin used.

The list is here. I heard about this while listening to Michael Medved show Monday, when Dr. Stephen C. Meyer was debating Chris Mooney. Chris Mooney writes about science using his undergraduate degree in English. Dr. Meyer has a double undergraduate in physics and geology, and a PhD from Cambridge University, and has published peer-reviewed papers on intelligent design in scientific journals.

What is intelligent design?

Casey Luskin explains in a high-energy 14-minute podcast.

Or you can read about it here, but it’s less fun!

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