Monday, February 13, 2006

I.D. Supporter Snubs Darwin's Birthday

On February 12, Charles Darwin turned 197 (or would have if he had not, you know, died 124 years ago). Many churches took the opportunity to reflect on his legacy. According to Jeffrey Tannenbaum at, however, at least one prominent scientist was making other plans:

Michael Behe and Darwin Day By Jeffrey Tannenbaum Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) One man who says he isn't planning to join in the fun on Darwin Day is Michael Behe, the 54-year-old author of 'Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution,' a critique whose 10th anniversary edition will be published in March by Simon & Schuster's Free Press division. Molecular biology is 'irreducibly complex,' confounding Darwinism, according to the author. "I probably won't attend any Darwin Day event anywhere," says Behe, a biochemistry professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. "It's not simply meant to celebrate science or Darwin. It's an in-your-face exhibition, saying, 'Look what we have on our side, and you guys who aren't with us are a bunch of dopes.'"

Bitter much, Michael? Of course, Michael Behe is only considered "prominent" because of his 15 minutes of fame during the Dover school board trials. And, prominent or not, at this point I would think that ol' Charles has evolved to a point where he could care less whether Behe sends a card or has some cake.

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