Coyne not only dismantles Behe’s argument, he gives a nice primer in the basics of evolutionary biology. He also points out that Behe, one of the few biologists in the Intelligent Design camp, has conceded virtually everything to science, and is left clinging to one forlorn hope, that mutations are inadequate to produce the variation that is the fuel of natural selection.

I think he should have titled his book The Edge of Intelligent Design: Behe is hanging from the precipice by one trembling hand, and Coyne and nearly every other biologist in the world is stomping on his fingers.

Whoops, if you can’t read that link, try this one. Hmmm. I don’t subscribe to the New Republic…does my university? I got it with no registration required.


  1. #1 Blake Stacey, OM
    June 12, 2007


    Huzzah for the cheapskates of the Internet who copy and paste with careless abandon!


  2. #2 Blake Stacey, OM
    June 12, 2007

    The list of pro-reality reviews and rebuttals has gotten pretty long and varied. What do you folks think of having an Edge of Evolution carnival? I’ve already gathered the URLs of posts which have appeared to date, so all that remains would be writing the summary prose to glue them all together.

  3. #3 Blake Stacey, OM
    June 13, 2007

    Hello, Denis! I trust you’ve been keeping yourself well since Darwin’s?

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