Science, E. coli, and the Edge of Evolution: Behe Responds

UPDATED: Today’s response is the fourth and final in this series of responses to critics. This reponse addresses Dutch biologist Gert Korthof and is available here. Michael Behe’s book, The Edge of Evolution, has hit a nerve with Darwinists by using mainstream scientific research to highlight the distinct limits of Darwinian evolution. Earlier this week he began another series of responses to critics attempting to refute the book’s conclusions. As I wrote in The Edge of Evolution, Darwinism is a multifaceted theory, and to properly evaluate the theory one has to be very careful not to confuse its different aspects. Unfortunately, stories in the news and on the internet regularly confuse the facets of Darwinism, ignore distinctions made in The Read More ›

Before Expelled There Was Icons of Evolution

Expelled may be the latest film, and certainly the most prominent, to look at the suppression of academic freedom in regards to criticism of Darwinian evolution, but it isn’t the first. In 2001 Coldwater Media produced Icons of Evolution, a film that highlighted the academic persecution of a high school teacher who challenged the dogmatic teaching of Darwinian evolution. The film wove two story lines together. The first played off of the name of Jonathan Wells’ book, Icons of Evolution, which showed that a number of the typical “proofs” of Darwinian evolution were false and really didn’t lend evidentiary support to Darwin’s theory at all. The second told the story of Roger DeHart and a particularly egregious example of Darwinian Read More ›

Video: Molecular Machines and the Death of Darwinism

In this excerpt from “Molecular Machines and the Death of Darwinism,” CSC senior fellow and mathmatician William Dembski explains how Darwinists use complex living systems like the mammalian eye to support Darwinian evolution without supplying adequate sequential evidence. In response, Dembski says, ID proponents focus on molecular machines such as the bacterial flagellum to understand their complexity and directly address Darwinist claims. This DVD is available from Access Research Network.

Lucky for Koonin, he doesn’t teach at Baylor

I’ve already commented on the paper by Eugene Koonin and the Darwinists’ concern that it might show that there is a serious controversy over the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life at all, let alone in a gradual step-by-step process over eons of time. Koonin challenges the standard Darwinian view of the tree of life. His research shows that it lacks the ability to explain life’s complexity, but he hasn’t been fired from the National Center for Biotechnology or lost his funding from the National Institute’s of Health (yet). Like Koonin, Michael Behe in his latest book The Edge of Evolution shows what evolution can do and what it can’t. Professor Robert Read More ›