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Stephen C. Meyer | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 43

Stephen C. Meyer | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 43

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Stephen C. Meyer, geophysicist, Vice President of the Discovery Institute, and author of the New York Time's best seller "Darwin's Doubt," joins me to discuss philosophy, the origins of life, the overlap of science and religion, and much more.

Date: 03-24-2019
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Aidan Gardiner

If anyone is interested in a layman readable consensus scientific perspective on an overview of evolution, I highly recommend "Your Inner Fish" by Neil Shubin.

Mar 24th
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Ryan George

Darwin's Doubt either deliberately ignores contrary data on the cambrian explosion, or the author just doesn't know as much as he thinks. the explosion lasted millions of years, which wasn't even as long as it took humans to differentiate from chimpanzees. the guy has an agenda, not a point.

Mar 24th
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Travis Lumpkins

Ryan George lol.. Maybe you dont know as much as you suppose or read in a book. He is a geologist, lol. I'm sorry, geophysicist!!! An agenda? When you use actual science data and proof it's a presentation of facts to shine light on truth, not so much an agenda. Some people are driven by seeking truth not just a degree or a pat on the back for jumping on a band wagon.

Mar 25th
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Aidan Gardiner

Ryan George Chimpanzees and Humans are practically indistinguishable on a genetic basis, as much as we would like to believe we are biologically "special." The diversity and appearance of entirely new structures and functions of organisms during the Cambrian Explosion are incomparably faster than any other period in evolutionary history. Evolutionary scientists don't deny this, they simply claim that either A) a gene appeared that increased the rate of genetic mutation or B) natural selection pressures during this period were particularly extreme. These arguments are reasonable, but the Cambrian Explosion is definitely a unique period in evolutionary history.

Mar 24th
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Jaguar Domingo

One thing he needs to touch on is the ratio of coding to non coding sequences in DNA. Much of DNA does nothing, so far as we can see. What's the designed purpose of this information? Francis Collins would be a good follow up to this interview

Mar 24th
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Jaguar Domingo

Aidan Gardiner just because some non protein coding DNA is involved in some gene expression doesn't imply that all or most non-condons have a biological "function." check out this research from 2014. according to their study only 8.2% percent of DNA is functional (based on their definition: "functional nucleotides used here, as those that are presently subject to purifying selection") https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1004525

Mar 24th
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Aidan Gardiner

Jaguar Domingo Non-Coding DNA does almost everything! Just because a strand of DNA doesn't correspond to a specific protein, it may have profound consequences for GENE EXPRESSION. Non-Coding DNA is responsible for the way that the genome arranges itself within the nucleus and the rates at which Coding DNA is expressed. Think about, for instance, what differentiates your skin cells from your heart muscle cells: they have the exact same DNA. The changes to Non-Coding DNA's arrangement that occurs during development is responsible for the incredible diversity of cell form and function within your body. The disregard of Non-Coding DNA was a huge mistake in genetic science during the 90s, and the role of Non-Coding DNA in epigenetics and cell differentiation have become the new frontier of genetic science in learning how to create artificial organs from pluripotent stem cells. Your genetics and your body are incredibly complex and unique. That doesn't necessarily debunk the theory of evolution over hundreds of millions of years, but it is worth noting. We still have an incredible amount to learn about our genes and cellular differentiation; new evidence is constantly coming to light in this field.

Mar 24th
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Stephen C. Meyer | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 43

Stephen C. Meyer | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 43

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