September 2014
In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal;Sep2014, Issue 5A, p57
First part of an extensive and thorough two-part interview with Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University, Dr. Michael Behe, on the following topics: youth and interest in science and the natural world; pivotal moments motivating his trajectory into the study of biology; root of differences with the biological community's consensus; influence of William Paley and Natural Theology (1802); origins of 'irreducible complexity'; irreducible complexity from Behe (1996), The Challenge of Irreducible Complexity (2002), Irreducible Complexity : Obstacle to Darwinian Evolution (2004), and argument and evidence for the concept of irreducible complexity; Joplin's and Shanks's (1999) reply to irreducible complexity with redundant complexity and intelligent design theoretic responses; Professor Kenneth R. Miller's argument against irreducible complexity from a 2002 article; mathematical probabilities for the limits to Darwinian evolution from Behe and Snoke (2004), Durrett's and Schmidt's (2008) response in an article entitled Waiting for Two Mutations: With Applications to Regulatory Sequence Evolution and the Limits of Darwinian Evolution, and the development of the debate; the article Intelligent Design as an Alternative Explanation for the Existence of Biomolecular Machines with three definitions of 'evolution' based on Ernst Mayer's One Long Argument ; and thoughts on the phrase 'scientific materialism'.


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