Molecular evolution and Michael Behe

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Molecular evolution and Michael Behe

Michael Behe, in his October 2005 testimony in support of Intelligent Design as science, confidently stated under oath that there is no research on molecular evolution published in scientific journals. Here are his own words as recorded on Page 20 of the court transcript (PDF) (italics mine): Michael Behe“Molecular evolution is not based on scientific authority. There is no publication in the scientific literature, in prestigious journals, speciality journals, or books that describes how molecular evolution of any real, complex, biochemical system either did occur or even might have occurred. There are assertions that such evolution occurred, but absolutely none are supported by pertinent experiments or calculations. Since no one knows molecular evolution by direct experience, and since there is no authority on which to base claims of knowledge, it can truly be said that… the assertion of Darwinian molecular evolution is merely bluster.”Is it flat-out perjury or is it just wilfully blind stupidity? I am not a scientist. Unlike Behe, I don’t have access to any academic Web subscriptions for research results. But my quick Web search gives the lie to his statement. It’s ignorance squared, first of the history of molecular evolution research and then of the results. Out in the real world of science:

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