Monday, September 12, 2005
Behe on the Essentials of the Design Argument
From an interview with Michael Behe in Today's Guardian Unlimited (U.K.):
John Sutherland: For Intelligent Design proponents such as yourself, isn't Darwinism just another theory?
Michael Behe: Well, yeah, sure. But the question is: exactly how did life get here? Was it by natural selection and random mutation or was it by something else? Everybody - even Richard Dawkins - sees design in biology. You see this design when you see co-ordinated parts coming together to perform a function - like in a hand. And so it's the appearance of design that everybody's trying to explain. So that if Darwin's theory doesn't explain it we're left with no other explanation than maybe it really was designed. That's essentially the design argument.