"The Crumbling of a Theory. In my opinion this book is the most important volume on the strength of the intelligent design arguments and the weaknesses of the currently dominant "theory" that has been written to date. Dr. Meyer's investment in time over a number of years in its preparation, as evidenced by its 33 page bibliography, will reap great rewards through the clarity and easy to understand descriptions for the layman of the arguments and evidence for both sides, as well as the graciousness he demonstrates in addressing the treatment ID proponents have received from the other side."
(R. A. - VA)
"Factual, careful, artful exposition of intelligent design. Having followed the intelligent design movement since its inception, most of the material in this video was not new to me. However, the depictions are apt and really awe-inspiring--especially those in the last one third of the video. When you see a computer simulation of specified complexity at the molecular level, it sticks in your consciousness. Sheer dumb luck could not have done this. I have seen this presentation three times. Each time I am impressed with the comments of the experts and the care in which the challenging material is presented. The subject is approached in a calm and scientific manner. The audio clips are long enough to explain tough concepts. Especially telling is the interview with Dr. Dean Kenyon, a prestigious scientist and author who eventually gave up on chance and necessity as the parents of human life--and this after defending it in a well-received volume called "Biochemical Predestination." He marvels at the nature of life and argues that a mindless universe could not have generated it."
(D. G. - CO)
"A fantastic book that clearly answers expressed objections to ID as science. It presents arguments in a very readable form, in a journey that considers the known speculative scenarios from chance to necessity (law, biological predestination, self-organization, etc.) for the origin of the information in life The biological details and complexities are presented in a manner that can be followed and appreciated by most people. Meyer builds the case that ID is real science, based on empirical evidence and established scientific principles (and supported by peer-reviewed literature). He also makes predictions of findings that would support ID."
(D. J. - NC)
"The case for Intelligent Design compellingly stated! This is outstanding production that allows people who are not biological specialists to understand the technical arguments of intelligent design that are usually beyond the grasp of the laity. It features beautiful computer animations of cellular mechanics, outstanding discussions by leading scientists of the complexity of life and the problems with Darwin's theory. It does an admirable job of keeping the dialogue scientific, there is nothing religious in nature in the presentation and it is equally suitable for showing in both the Church and the public school system. The DVD offers some good bonus footage of scientists answering various questions about evolution and I.D., footage of the Galapagos wildlife that Darwin encountered and list of web and book references to go to for deeper study. All in all a great video to use to make people think a second time about evolutionary theory and the argument for God by design."
(R. W. - WA)
"This book is, without doubt, the best positive (as opposed to polemic) argument I've yet read for intelligent design as a legitimate scientific theory of the origin of life. Dr. Meyer's approach is to begin with the epistemological principles that historical scientists (such as geologists, paleontologists, cosmologists, and evolutionary biologists) use to evaluate the strength of scientific theories of past events, and to apply those principles to evaluate the common explanations for the origin of life, including intelligent design. To be more precise, he evaluates the various explanations of how the mechanism of gene expression and protein manufacture arose in such a way that it seems to be already almost fully developed in even the simplest prokaryotes. In the process of doing this, he presents a very convincing argument that, according to these very well-established scientific epistemological principles, the theory of an intelligent designer is at least as good a theory of the origin of life as other theories currently being propounded. It will be interesting to see how the rabidly anti-ID folks respond to his book. His argument is very difficult to dismiss, unless one adds an additional a priori postulate to the rules of evaluation for scientific theories, viz., that no theory involving an intelligent designer can be an acceptable theory. But the adoption of this postulate as a criterion for acceptable scientific theories certainly seems more emotionally than logically motivated. Said another way, this book will make it very difficult for those who claim to be unbiased, disinterested truth-seekers to hold a dogmatically anti-ID view in that they would have to rule out anti-ID theories a priori, as opposed to based on evidence. Highly recommended!"
(T. G. - CA)