Darwin Devolves

Darwin Devolves

The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution

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The scientist who has been dubbed the "Father of Intelligent Design" and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin's Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and strengthen the case for an intelligent creator.



In his controversial bestseller Darwin's Black Box, biochemist Michael Behe challenged Darwin's theory of evolution, arguing that science itself has proven that intelligent design is a better explanation for the origin of life. In Darwin Devolves, Behe advances his argument, presenting new research that offers a startling reconsideration of how Darwin's mechanism works, weakening the theory's validity even more.

A system of natural selection acting on random mutation, evolution can help make something look and act differently. But evolution never creates something organically. Behe contends that Darwinism actually works by a process of devolution--damaging cells in DNA in order to create something new at the lowest biological levels. This is important, he makes clear, because it shows the Darwinian process cannot explain the creation of life itself. "A process that so easily tears down sophisticated machinery is not one which will build complex, functional systems," he writes.

In addition to disputing the methodology of Darwinism and how it conflicts with the concept of creation, Behe reveals that what makes Intelligent Design unique--and right--is that it acknowledges causation. Evolution proposes that organisms living today are descended with modification from organisms that lived in the distant past. But Intelligent Design goes a step further asking, what caused such astounding changes to take place? What is the reason or mechanism for evolution? For Behe, this is what makes Intelligent Design so important.

Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperOne,, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062842619
0062842617
Branch Call Number: 576.8 BE
Characteristics: 1 volume.

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green_raccoon_30
Mar 22, 2019

This is a great book. Those who have been taught to never question evolution may find it a hard read but those who are open to asking questions and looking at evidence will find this book highly intriguing.

In the intro we find out that Michael Behe himself started out never questioing evolution. After he read Denton's "Evolution: A Theory in Crisis" he began to realize there were serious problems with the theory, and so he began to do his own research and study the data himself to see what the evidence actually shows.

Worth the read.

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white_wolf_874
Mar 22, 2019

The University where Behe teaches has to put a disclaimer on his classes since he is the lone scientist who believes in creationism and that he does not represent the views of the university. That should tell you something about this guy. Even his employer wants nothing to do with his unscientific views. If there was actual proof of creationism everyone would know it and Fox and Fools would mention is every 5 minutes.

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naturalist
Mar 22, 2019

“The Brilliance of Michael Behe”
posted November 25, 2016, at The Sensuous Curmudgeon
https://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/the-brilliance-of-michael-behe/
and,
“Michael Behe declares victory after being stomped flat – Behe is crowing over the Science review of his new book. The man is deeply delusional.”
by PZ Myers, posted February 11, 2019, at Pharyngula
https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2019/02/11/michael-behe-declares-victory-after-being-stomped-flat/
and,
"Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial"
https://ncse.com/library-resource/judgment-day-intelligent-design-trial

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toberhanno
Mar 01, 2019

As in his other writings, Behe won't let religion be religion, and science be science, but he continues to confuse the two. His criticisms of Darwin--and of empirical science--hold no more water in this book than in his other writings. Creationists don't get that Genesis is not a science textbook. Scientists do. So should we all.

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