Michael Behe hasn’t changed his tune (mostly wrong notes!) since he publish Darwin’s Black Box in 1996. his is a god of the Gaps argument and can be summed up as godofthegapswrappedupinaminoacids.
Intelligent Design has been a failure and has offered nothing except as a featherbed for a falling young earth creationist.
There are many better alternatives for a Christian and other theists which don’t involved mucking up the science
Michael Behe has a new book coming out, Darwin Devolves, which according to the mendaciously mislabelled Evolution News “Topples Foundational Claim of Evolutionary Theory.” I am unlikely to be sent a review copy, so I am relying on the Evolution News summary.
In brief, Behe continues to assert the existence of irreducible complexity in animal organs, while maintaining that
Darwinian evolution proceeds mainly by damaging or breaking genes, which, counter-intuitively, sometimes helps survival. In other words, the mechanism is powerfully de-volutionary. It promotes the rapid loss of genetic information.
and encapsulates this conclusion in what he calls the First Rule of Adaptive Evolution:
Break or blunt any gene whose loss would increase the number of offspring.
I reviewed Behe’s earlier statement of this Rule some years ago, in PandasThumb, and friends have suggested that I repost it. So here it is. (I am proud to say that…
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