Evolution

A Review of “Darwin Devolves” by Michael Behe

Image of Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution
by Michael J. Behe
HarperOne 2019
Hardcover 352

The author of this new book is well known for his earlier works Darwin’s Black Box and The Edge of Evolution. In the former book Michael Behe argued that biological systems, more especially the molecular makeup of incredibly complex structures in the cell, could not have arisen via evolutionary pathways. Natural selection and mutation were simply not capable of building the city-like features that had only recently been discovered. Nor could evolution explain how these structures (like the bacterial flagellum) be constructed as functioning wholes by the processes available to it. The “irreducible complexity” of the structures meant that everything had to be put together at once in just the right way so that the molecular machine would work. Not only this, but in The Edge of Evolution Behe showed that the assembly system of the flagellar itself, with its instructions, had to be in place all at once in order for the machine to be constructed. As he notes in an appendix at the end of Darwin Devolves,

Twenty years on, there has been a grand total of zero serious attempts to show how the elegant molecular machine might have been produced by random processes and natural selection. (Darwin Devolves, 287)

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"Evolutionists are having a hard time explaining beauty among God’s creatures"

"A January headline from The New York Times Magazine: 'How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution.' Not reject, mind; it would take a literal act of God to do that. But a number of biologists are suggesting that natural selection alone doesn’t explain certain aesthetic properties of selected species." - World

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New Book Exposes How Evolutionary ‘Science’ Devolves

"This second extension to his 1996 classic, Darwin’s Black Box (where he first outed himself as an advocate of intelligent design), argues that unguided mutation and natural selection are indeed able to adapt organisms to their environments, but only within strict limits." - TGC

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Fossil hunters declare a new human species, but some experts say otherwise

"For at least the fourth time in two decades, evolutionary researchers have found fossils they say represent a new species of human. But intelligent design experts and young-earth creationists agree that, once again, the find represents just one more ape." - WORLD

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“Prominent scientists are speaking out against Darwinian evolution, and they’re not even creationists.”

"Creationists aren’t the only ones questioning the reigning evolutionary model—a band of rebellious evolutionists is leading a new movement called The Third Way." - AiG

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"Given our many glitches that seem less-than-ideal for survival, materialists conclude that our bodies are dysfunctional and without purpose."

Pointless’ Bones, ‘Flawed’ Birth Spacing, and ‘Broken’ Genes: Why our flaws alone can’t disprove God’s purpose.

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