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Irreducible Complexity (bacterial flagellum) debunked

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Uploaded on Feb 28, 2007

In this video from a lecture about the Kitzmiller trial, Ken Miller debunks Michael Behe's pseudoscience, "Irreducible Complexity". This is one of the main Creationist arguments against Evolution. Miller shows that the common example, bacterial flagellum, is not in fact irreducibly complex.

If it were irreducibly complex, then removing parts should make them useless. However, this is not the case. The parts have functions of their own!

Thus, "IC" is proven to be false.

More on Michael Behe's false arguments here:

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/behe....

Why IC is a God of the Gaps (unscientific) explanation:

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/behe/...

Even if there was a seemingly irreducibly complex system, that would not be a real argument against evolution as such. Just because science can't explain everything right now doesn't mean that it will be unable to do so in the future.

"There must be a God because we cannot explain this", or "God of the gaps", is a concept which does not hold water, since that God disappears more and more, the more science explains. God of the Gaps is not science, it is pseudoscience.

(Video credit: Kurpalac@YouTube)

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