The John Ankerberg Show
Beginning Sunday, February 27th on Daystar and Sky Angel!
Does the New Scientific Evidence about the Origin of Life Put an End to Darwinian Evolution?
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How did life begin? Where did the very first cell come from? Charles Darwin, in his book The Origin of Species, admitted he did not know how the first cell came into being. He assumed that somehow a few early chemicals joined together and the first simple cell came into being.
Today, scientists have discovered that the human cell is not a simple structure, but complex beyond comprehension, full of many miniature molecular machines. In the nucleus of the cell is the DNA molecule, storing three billion characters of digital code, which contains all of the genetic information of the cell.
Bill Gates of Microsoft has said, “Human DNA is like a computer program, but far, far more advanced than any we’ve ever created.”
Where did this information originate?
In four television programs beginning Sunday night at 9 PM EST on Daystar and Sky Angel at 11 PM EST across the US and over 200 nations worldwide, join Dr. John Ankerberg as he interviews Dr. Stephen C. Meyer of the Discovery Institute, who holds a doctorate in the Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University (U.K.) and is the author of the groundbreaking book Signature in the Cell.
Week 1: Every person’s body consists of over a trillion cells. Almost every one of these cells includes a DNA molecule. What is DNA? Why is it so special? What does it do? Where did the digital code embedded in DNA originate? Why does the specified information in DNA point to a designing intelligence?
Week 2: As scientific technology has progressed, scientists have realized the cell is more and more complex. According to Microsoft’s Bill Gates, the DNA within each cell is far more complex than any computer software ever created. Where did the coded information within DNA come from? What naturalistic theories have been proposed? What is the possibility of the precise genetic information in DNA evolving by chance?
Week 3: In addition to chance, scientists have offered other answers to the origin of the precise genetic information found in DNA. Why is it that natural selection, self-organizing natural laws, or some combination of these with chance cannot explain where the information originated? We’ll also see why DNA exhibits signs of a designing intelligence.
Week 4: What is the scientific theory of Intelligent Design (ID)? Is ID true science or just religion masquerading as science? We’ll also answer the objections to ID such as, “Is ID just an argument from ignorance?” (“We don’t know what the naturalistic causes are right now for the origin of life.”) We’ll also see why ID is based on scientific reasoning but may have larger religious implications.