Stephen Meyer is probably the most influential leader of the intelligent design movement. His 2009 book, “Signature in the Cell,” about how DNA is a code containing specified, functional information, was a huge hit and is still selling briskly. Its thesis was best encapsulated by Bill Gates, who said, “DNA is like a computer program, only much more advanced than any we’ve ever devised.”
His follow-up book, “Darwin’s Doubt,” about the Cambrian explosion, has also been a huge best-seller, and as we noted here, helped convince David Gelernter that Darwinism is deceased as a theory that can explain genus-level biological innovation.
Now, Meyer has written a book called “The Return of the God Hypothesis,” which is already available for pre-order at Amazon, although it will not be released until next April. Its thesis is that given what science now believes about the big bang theory—that the universe had a beginning some 14 billion years ago—and the incredible fine-tuning of the physical constants necessary for life to exist in the universe, there must be a God. In order to bring about the big bang and a resulting universe with finely calibrated physical constants, the designing intelligence must have been present since before the beginning of the universe, and that sounds a lot like God.
Here, Meyer is interviewed by Eric Metaxas at Park Cities Baptist Church in north Dallas this past January, as part of Metaxas’ “Socrates in the City” series: