Our regular readers know who Michael Behe is. Not only is he a Discovery Institute Senior Fellow, he was the Discoveroids’ star witness in the Kitzmiller case — see Kitzmiller v. Dover: Michael Behe’s Testimony. And he’s also a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University. 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”.
Behe is featured prominently in an article we found in the Baptist Press: Ebola ‘utterly mysterious’ to Darwinists. This is big news about an important topic, so we’ll give you some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Secular scientists who tell Americans that Ebola is not likely to become airborne are unwittingly basing their conclusion on the lack of evidence for Darwinian evolution, even though many of them are proponents of Darwinism, a leading scientist in the Intelligent Design movement told Baptist Press.
Don’t listen to those secular scientists. They’re all fools! Instead, pay attention to what the Baptist Press says:
In addition to providing the only viable explanation of Ebola, a Christian worldview inspires more compassion for Ebola victims than a Darwinist perspective, commentators have noted. Viruses in general also provide evidence that the universe is the product of an intelligent designer rather than blind chance, they say.
Yes! The evidence is clear. Let’s read on:
The Ebola virus “is kind of like a tiger pacing in a small cage,” Michael Behe, professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., told BP. “It can go back and forth, fast and slow. The mutations are making it go back and forth rapidly, but it’s not going very far from where it is.”
Ebola’s apparent inability to become airborne “is in line with what we see in other organisms,” said Behe, a senior fellow with the Discovery Institute [skipping a description of that outfit]. The microevolution (smaller changes within a species) represented by Ebola’s rapid mutation “is easy to see,” Behe said. “But macroevolution, or big changes in organisms” like those necessary to turn Ebola airborne, are “either non-existent — which I think — or extremely rare.”
Aha, we’re in luck — Ebola is limited to micro-evolution. We continue:
Viruses in general are “utterly mysterious” to advocates of a “Darwinian process” because “there is no good theory at all for how any virus came about,” Behe said, adding that the most reasonable explanation for viruses is an intelligent creator.
Verily, it is indeed the most reasonable explanation. Here’s more:
Ebola’s existence doesn’t suggest an evil creator “any more than an automobile shows malevolent intent,” Behe said. “Automobiles can be used and sometimes they cause problems, crashing and killing their drivers or running into people. But the machine itself is good.”
That’s very comforting. Then the Baptist Press switches to a different expert:
“Ultimately, unlike those with a biblical worldview, secular humanists have no clear moral basis to put themselves at risk to help the downtrodden, sick, and infirm,” Andrew Fabich, a microbiologist at Liberty University, wrote. “If we are just the product of random chance processes over time, as Darwinian evolution asserts, then why not let the sick die off so the strong will survive? However, since we are not the byproducts of random chance processes, we should conduct ourselves altogether differently.”
Fabich urged Christians with medical training to pray about travelling to Ebola-stricken areas to provide care and said all followers of Jesus should pray for the sick.
That’s very good advice. There’s much more in the article, so we recommend that you click over there to read it for yourself. Then you’ll know all you need to know about Ebola. You won’t get this information from those creepy Darwinists!
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