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Michael Behe: What About “Bad” Designs in Biology? And Other Questions

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On a new episode of ID the Future, ID biologist Michael Behe continues fielding tough questions from philosophers Pat Flynn and Jim Madden. Here in Part 3 of 3, Behe responds to the claim that some designs in biology are bad designs and to criticisms leveled at ID from some Thomists. Also in the mix, the issue of academic pressure to distance oneself from ID, even before those involved understand what the theory of intelligent design actually is. Madden asks Behe what reforms he’d pursue if he suddenly found himself in charge of the National Academy of Sciences. Listen in to hear Behe’s response, and much more. Download the podcast or listen to it here.

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