Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution

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This is a very thought provoking book by a scientist making a strong case for Intelligent Design. Read it with an open mind, and it will definitely get you thinking in a different way about this age old debate.


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  • rshoemake

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    This is a very thought provoking book by a scientist making a strong case for Intelligent Design. Read it with an open mind, and it will definitely get you thinking in a different way about this age old debate.

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    • jim
      It's great to see someone else has read this incredible book! Michael Behe is not only a smart guy, but a gifted writer. Thanks for adding this to ThisNext!

  • RobotSquid

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    Behe's book, Darwin's Black Box was an interesting case of what he calls "irreducible complexity". The basic idea is that there are things in the natural world that are so complex, that natural selection cannot be the causing agent, hence, he deduces an intelligent designer. It's a well written book and at times, a good critique on evolution, however, what this book lacks is real evidence for intelligent design. Unfortunately, because science is empirical in nature, and naturalistic in scope, any claims of the supernatural cannot be tested, repeated or measured... and this is what Behe's book and intelligent design lacks. The core argument sets up a dichotomy that says "there are problems with evolution and natural selection... so intelligent design must be right". It describes some of the problems with evolution, but brings no positive evidence for intelligent design (ID). Overall, an interesting read, but more hypothetical and philosophical than scientific.

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