Posted: Jun 25, 2010 2:04 pm
by debunk
CharlieM wrote:I take it you are referring to my comment, "Note that Behe is not saying that it is impossible for an irreducibly complex system to be assembled by known naturalistic means."

That is a serious misreading of Behe's point as far as Intelligent Design.

I'm only going by what the man himself says. From "Darwin's Black Box":
"There is no magic point of irreducible complexity at which Darwinism is logically impossible. But the hurdles for gradualism become higher and higher as structures are more complex, more interdependent."

From the horse's mouth:

In Darwin’s Black Box (Behe 1996) I claimed that the bacterial flagellum was irreducibly complex and so required deliberate intelligent design. The flip side of this claim is that the flagellum can’t be produced by natural selection acting on random mutation, or any other unintelligent process.