Saturday, October 08, 2005
The View From Across the Pond
They may be all the way across the pond, but they seem to see things quite clearly nonetheless:
Since the 1987 ruling a number of creationists have joined the "intelligent design" movement. Instead of making arguments against evolution on purely religious grounds, they have adopted a strategy of promoting "intelligent design" on what they claim are scientific grounds. Michael Behe, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, a conservative think tank and leading force in the intelligent design movement, argues that various biological processes, such as the immune system or clotting cascade, exhibit "irreducible complexity"—meaning that all their parts are necessary for them to function. Such complexity, he argues, is the "hallmark of intelligent design.""US lawsuit challenges teaching on evolution" by Jeanne Lenzer writing in the British Medical Journal.