Michael Behe Quotes

31 Michael Behe quotes:

"As can be seen even by this limited number of examples proteins carry out amazingly diverse functions."
"In order to say that some function is understood, every relevant step in the process must be elucidated."
"In the 19th century the anatomy of the eye was known in great detail and the sophisticated mechanisms it employs to deliver an accurate picture of the outside world astounded everyone who was familiar with them."
"It was only about sixty years ago that the expansion of the universe was first observed."
"The National Academy of Sciences treats intelligent design in a way what I consider utterly misleading. Talk about scholarly malfeasance!"
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"Evolution no longer looks like a random process to me; it looks like a set-up job. My sense is that we'll discover the means to detect the design scientifically."
Author: Behe Quotes Category: Evolution Quotes
"I advocated none of those ideas,"
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"But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked."
"By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning."
"It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection."
"Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted."
"This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe."
"[These complex systems are] always associated with design, ... Darwin's Black Box."
Author: Behe Quotes Category: Design Quotes
"Evolution: A Theory in Crisis."
Author: Behe Quotes Category: Evolution Quotes
"A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed."
"Although Darwin was able to persuade much of the world that a modern eye could be produced gradually from a much simpler structure, he did not even attempt to explain how the simple light sensitive spot that was his starting point actually worked."
"The basic structure of proteins is quite simple: they are formed by hooking together in a chain discrete subunits called amino acids."
"The theory of undirected evolution is already dead, but the work of science continues."
"It is a shock to us in the twentieth century to discover, from observations science has made, that the fundamental mechanisms of life cannot be ascribed to natural selection, and therefore were designed. But we must deal with our shock as best we can and go on."
"It is often said that science must avoid any conclusions which smack of the supernatural."

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