Now That Science Magazine Recognizes That Behe’s Theory of Irreducible Complexity Is Science Will They Let Him Respond

Bruce Chapman

The contention that biochemist Michael Behe’s intelligent design argument of “irreducible complexity” (IC) is not science was undercut in a recent issue of Science magazine which contains a paper purporting to falsify the theory.
If it’s not science, why bother to try to falsify it? Further, the hapless case made against Behe’s theory–as Dr. Behe explains in his detailed response–shows that irreducible complexity is also good science.
Unintentionally, this paper in Science puts the lie to the whole line used in the Dover trial against Behe and his theory of irreducible complexity. It will be interesting to see whether Science lets Behe reply to the Thornton paper in its pages.
If you can’t find it in Science, you can read it elsewhere. Here’s a page with links to several articles about irreducible complexity.

Bruce Chapman

Cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Discovery Institute
Bruce Chapman has had a long career in American politics and public policy at the city, state, national, and international levels. Elected to the Seattle City Council and as Washington State's Secretary of State, he also served in several leadership posts in the Reagan administration, including ambassador. In 1991, he founded the public policy think tank Discovery Institute, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board and director of the Chapman Center on Citizen Leadership.

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