We just found what seems to be the ten billionth post by the Discovery Institute promoting the new book by Michael Behe. It’s rather obvious that in spite of their revolutionary “theory” of intelligent design, they don’t have anything else to talk about.
The last time we wrote about his book was Darwin’s Foolish Theory Is Ready To Shatter. In that post we omitted some familiar background material, so we’ll give it to you again:
Behe is a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University, where he has tenure so he’s never been Expelled. His colleagues at Lehigh are so impressed by his brilliance that they publicly disassociated themselves from him by issuing this statement: Department Position on Evolution and “Intelligent Design”.
Most of you know about Behe’s performance in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, where he was the Discoveroids’ star witness. Judge John E. Jones wrote a splendid opinion for all to see, and utterly shredded Behe’s evidence — see Kitzmiller v. Dover: Michael Behe’s Testimony.
Okay, now let’s get to the Discoveroids’ new post. It’s titled Podcast with Michael Behe: “You Can’t Deny the Data Forever”, and it has no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
On a new episode of ID the Future [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], host Eric Anderson interviews Michael Behe about Behe’s new book, A Mousetrap for Darwin [Amazon link].
Once again, they tell us what the book is all about:
Behe explains that he was spurred to build this collection of essays by a review in the journal Science claiming he had never answered his critics on key points. That annoyed Behe, because he had answered them, multiple times. A Mousetrap for Darwin compiles more than a hundred of his responses, some of them from difficult-to-access places. Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted!]
Nothing new yet. But then they say:
The book also contains fresh material from Dr. Behe [We shall assume it’s not from his underwear!], including some lively behind-the-scenes details about his interactions with colleagues and critics.
Wowie — behind-the-scenes interactions! The Discoveroids continue:
The Lehigh University biochemist addresses misconceptions about irreducible complexity [So does Wikipedia — see Irreducible complexity], responds to the claim that “molecular machines” is a misnomer, relates the surprising confessions some of his fellow biologists have made outside the spotlight about evolutionary theory [Gasp!], and offers his appraisal of why scientists in general don’t know what’s going on with studies in evolution or intelligent design.
Did you get that, dear reader? Behe explains why you don’t know what’s going on. Read the book — if you dare! And now we come to the end:
Behe remains optimistic, though. “You can’t deny the data forever,” he says.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The continuing existence of the Discoveroids and other creationist outfits, along with astrology, flat Earth believers, Moon landing deniers, etc. shows that Behe is very wrong. Some people certainly can deny the data. And they do.
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