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Remember When Science Was A Search For Truth?

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Lehigh University embarrassment Michael Behe says evolution can't fully explain biology, so he hauls off and decides "god" can. (You have to feel sorry for his Lehigh colleagues, who "are unequivocal in their support of evolutionary theory.") Sneaky Behe waited until he had tenure to reveal that his brand of "science" invoves evidence-free belief in a big imaginary friend in the sky:

Lehigh University Professor Michael Behe was the first witness called by a school board that is requiring students to hear a statement about the intelligent design concept in biology class.

Lawyers for the Dover Area School Board began presenting their case Monday in the landmark federal trial, which could decide whether it can be mentioned in public school science classes as an alternative to the theory of evolution.

Behe, whose work includes a 1996 best-seller called "Darwin's Black Box," said students should be taught evolution because it's widely used in science and that "any well-educated student should understand it."

Behe, however, argues that evolution cannot fully explain the biological complexities of life, suggesting the work of an intelligent force.

The intelligent design theory does not name the designer, although Behe, a Roman Catholic, testified he personally believes it to be God.

Well, if we're just guessing randomly, I think it was my desk lamp. Yes, in the beginning, my desk lamp created heaven and earth. And then my shower head dropped by and noticed the place was rather underpopulated, and, in addition, lacked proper curtains...

Posted by aalkon at October 18, 2005 9:43 AM

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I believe the "hidden intelligent force" must be the Flying Spaghetti Monster or perhaps Marduk. When do I get my tenure?

Posted by: Russputin at October 18, 2005 11:43 AM

for the uninitiated


i can't believe that moron teaches at not only at a good school, but one in my hometown. then again, it's not like there's a shortage of idiots in the world.

Posted by: g*mart at October 18, 2005 12:06 PM

Monkeys rock! Anyone read Y: The Last Man? That has a monkey in it and it's very good.

Posted by: Jason Ginsburg at October 18, 2005 2:27 PM

Jason -

Big Y fan over here. Eagerly anticipating Ampersand's return to Y, 355, and the rest of the gang.

Posted by: Snakeman99 at October 18, 2005 3:24 PM

Everything is relative. A local high school teacher was a Holocaust denier (He was charged and is gone). Maybe the lot should go join the Flat Earth Society.

Posted by: opit at October 18, 2005 7:40 PM

Some people just can't give up traditions. For that which they cannot explain, a "god" is the easiest answer.

Posted by: Bret at October 19, 2005 4:57 AM

Behe is a biochemistry professor who understands the theory of evolution better than most people. He may be wrong, but to call him an idiot is surely mistaken. And his belief is not "evidence-free": it is based on in-depth knowledge of biochemistry. He has drawn a different conclusion from the evidence than you have, but that doesn't mean there is no evidence. In fact, since he's a biochemistry professor, I'd bet good money that he has seen more of the evidence than you ever will.

Incorrectness and stupidity are two different things. As are proof and evidence.

Posted by: Squander Two at October 26, 2005 7:50 PM

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