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Published on Dec 5, 2014
Michael J. Behe is Professor of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University. His current research involves delineation of design and natural selection in discrete subsystems of DNA replication. In addition to publishing over 35 articles in refereed biochemical journals he has also written editorial features in The New York Times, Boston Review, the American Spectator and National Review. His book, Darwin's Black Box (The Free Press, 1996) discusses the implications for Neo-Darwinism of what he calls "irreducibly complex" biochemical systems. The book, which went through twelve printings before being issued in paperback, has been cited and reviewed internationally in over one hundred publications, and was recently named by National Review and World magazine as one of the one hundred most important books of the 20th century. In this engaging interview, Professor Behe explains how evidence from the Big Bang, the chemical origin of life, natural selection and biological systems all point to Intelligent Design. After being entrenched in neo-Darwinian explanations during his college years, Behe describes his pilgrimage back to critical thinking. He addresses questions about the limits of science, why theistic presuppositions are superior to naturalistic and materialistic presuppositions within science, and how Intelligent Design opens new empirical areas of research.