According to Michael Behe, his critics have managed to provide little more than hand-waving, smoke screens, and the sweeping of crucial problems under the rug.
Behe used the common mousetrap to illustrate irreducible complexity, showing how various mechanical contrivances need all of their main parts to function.
How could blind evolution arrange biochemical parts into complex functional wholes one small step at a time, as Darwin and his followers envision?
The aquatic bladderwort lacks the charm of a rose, a lily, cherry blossoms, or many other plants you can think of, but it has something else to recommend it.
Behe offered the mousetrap as an example of a simple everyday device that is “irreducibly complex.”