Monday, November 19, 2012

Evidence of Doubt

One of the main proponents of intelligent design is Michael Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. His concept of irreducible complexity argues that a complex system like the eye would have required dozens of random mutations to have occurred simultaneously in order for any one of them to have given the organism an ...
evolutionary advantage. For example, the development of a cornea would have been useless without the simultaneous development of a lens or retina, and so on. Together with William Dembski, who proposed a further concept of specified complexity based on information theory, as well as other members of the Discovery Institute, Behe has sought to instill doubt in the public’s mind regarding the theory of evolution.

And, according to Gallup Poll, they are successful... or perhaps they justify the existing thinking of Americans.