Is an apology from Behe’s critics then forthcoming? In a world where debates were conducted with the goal of discovering truth rather scoring points, it sure ought to be.
Darwinian theory proposes that the astoundingly intricate machinery of the cell developed step by tiny step, by natural selection acting on random mutation.
That’s the CSC which had to shell out $110,000 to settle a viewpoint-discrimination lawsuit over the Center’s canceling a screening of Darwin’s Dilemma.
Based on new research by Joseph Thornton and Sean Carroll and colleagues, it increasingly appears that either we are very lucky or we are intelligently designed.
[This four part series responding to Paul Gross can be seen in: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.] In his review of Michael Behe’s book The Edge of Evolution, Paul Gross wrongly claims that cosmic fine-tuning is rejected by mainstream physicists. Gross writes that “as proof of intelligent design [Behe] now hitches it to the strong anthropic principle: a universe fine-tuned for human life, and not by accident. … mainstream … cosmology remain[s] unimpressed.” First, cosmic design is a minimal component of Behe’s book, which primarily focuses on biological design. Second, there are a variety of respected physicists who believe that cosmic find-tuning is a valid inference from the data. Indeed, Gross seems to have forgotten that numerous Read More ›