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Michael Behe Quotes

The first point one has to get straight in discussions like this, is that ID is not the opposite of evolution. Rather, it is the opposite of Darwinism, which says life evolved by an utterly unguided, undirected mechanism. If god directed the process of evolution, or rigged the universe to produce complex life, then that is not Darwinism - it is intelligent design.
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We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box.

— Michael Behe

A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed.

— Michael Behe

In many biological structures proteins are simply components of larger molecular machines.

— Michael Behe

Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted.

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The question of how the eye works - that is, what happens when a photon of light first impinges on the retina - simply could not be answered at that time.

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If you search the scientific literature on evolution, and if you focus your search on the question of how molecular machines the basis of life developed, you find an eerie and complete silence. The complexity of life's foundation has paralyzed science's attempt to account for it; molecular machines raise an as-yet-impenetrable barrier to Darwinism's universal reach.

— Michael Behe

The conclusion of design flows naturally from the data; we should not shrink from it; we should embrace it and build on it.

— Michael Behe

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