Saturday, October 22, 2005

Book Review

Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution by Michael J. Behe

This classic textbook is the be-all and end-all of intelligent design creationism. It is the apex and the prepex of the field of study being studied here, which is the field of study known as intelligence in design.

It's intelligence is matched only by the quality of its design. Truly, it is well-designed, this here theory of Dr. Behe's that the world of evolution is proof of god. And the proofs that Prof. Dr. Behe writes are such godly proofs that I really really like them.

Like on p. 145 where Dr. Behe says, "The irreducible complexity of the male nipple is proof of god's wisdom." My good friend Bill agrees with THIS assessment. I don't know so much about this "sensitive" subject, but Bill has promised to come over and show me.

And on p. 566-7 where Dr. Behe claims to have found irreducible mechanistic evolutionary design complexity in the motors of bacteria, "The flagellum are green, while the cilia are a light shade of chartreuse. But it is in the organelles that the designers' true colors shine through - the mustards of the chloroplast, the faded burnt umbers of the mitochondrion, and the beautiful slightly crimson golgi apparatus opposite the striped cinnamon of the endoplasmic reticulum is a sight to behold." Clearly, he has stumbled on an intelligent designer picking his colors carefully.

So overall, I like this book. It is a classic of the genre, and should be read by anybody wanting to read a classic of the genre. On the other hand, as to the question as to whether or not this should be taught in Design Schools, I give it a hearty two thumbs.


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