There are various types of flagella, but all function like a rotary engine made by humans. Even non-ID scientists marvel at the complexity of these machines.
When Michael Behe’s slide show flashed to a close up of the gears, a murmur of astonishment rolled through the audience.
One of most popular attempts at explaining the flagellum via cooption was developed by Nicholas Matzke.
Here’s what’s new about the iconic molecular machine that launched Michael Behe’s design revolution.