rocky ocean
Drangarnir sunset panorama
Drangarnir sunset panorama Photo by swen_stroop on Adobe Stock
ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
Episodes

Charles Thaxton on The Mystery of Life’s Origin, Then and Now

Episode
1674
With
Robert J. Marks
Guest
Charles Thaxton
Duration
00:19:37
Download
Audio File (12.3 mb)
Share
Facebook
Twitter
Print
arroba Email

On this ID the Future from the vault, host Robert J. Marks interviews chemist Charles Thaxton about a seminal 1984 book he co-authored, The Mystery of Life’s Origin, foundational to the intelligent design movement. The main body of Mystery was generally praised, Thaxton explains. It was the epilogue that proved controversial. There the three authors reviewed five proposed explanations for life’s origins and suggested that the best explanation was that the first life originated through an act of creative intelligence. Thaxton also tells a little about the recently revised and expanded edition of the book, with new contributions from Stephen Meyer, Brian Miller, James Tour, and others.