Michael J. Behe

Michael J. Behe is an American biochemist, author, and advocate of the intelligent design (ID) hypothesis. He is best known for his book 'Darwin's Black Box,' where he introduced the concept of irreducible complexity, which he presents as a challenge to the modern theory of evolution. Behe's views on intelligent design and his criticism of evolution have sparked considerable debate and controversy in the scientific community. He is a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture.


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  1. 1. Darwin's Black Box

    This book presents a critique of the theory of evolution from a biochemical perspective. The author argues that complex biochemical systems within the cell, such as blood clotting and vision, could not have evolved gradually through natural selection because they are "irreducibly complex" - all parts must be present and functioning for the system to work. He proposes that such systems must have been deliberately designed, introducing the concept of "intelligent design" as an alternative to Darwinian evolution.