Professor Behe traces the errant thinking to an outdated mathematical picture taken from Ronald Fisher and his 1930 book, The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection.
They reason backwards: Birds evolved, therefore some poorly understood mindless processes must have driven them to evolve.
This finding fits Michael Behe’s book Darwin Devolves perfectly. It’s easier to throw cargo overboard than to create it.
Professor Travis is among the speakers at next month’s conference, co-sponsored by our Houston Chapter, Reasons 2019.
We looked at some papers claiming to see evolution happening in real time, to see if natural selection has actually invented a new function, or just broke an existing function.