[2005/01/28] Info on Meyer Article Published in Smithsonian Journal
Info on Meyer Article Published in Smithsonian Journal 01/28/2005
last summer, various news agencies reported on the controversy
surrounding the publication of an article arguing for the theory of
intelligent design in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the
Biological Society of Washington. The Proceedings is published at
the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian
Institution in Washington, D.C.
The Wall Street Journal has
now published additional information about the ongoing controversy
surrounding the publication of this paper. Click
here to read more.
In the article, entitled "The Origin of
Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories," Dr.
Stephen Meyer argues that the theory of intelligent design
explains the origin of the genetic information in new life forms
better than current materialistic theories of evolution.
publication of a paper explicitly advocating intelligent design in
such a prominent place has generated both intense interest and a
fire-storm of criticism.
Below is some background
information that will help you make sense of the ongoing debate.
Contact Rob Crowther at Discovery Institute,
firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange interviews with Dr. Meyer, and/or a