Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Behe on Miller on Behe

Richard Dawkins, in "The God Delusion", encourages people to read what Ken Miller says about Michael Behe. The declared reason for this is because Ken Miller is both a Christian and a Darwinist. He is one of the "duty darwinists" employed by the media - both non-technical and technical - when they want to thump somebody with a teleological perspective. Arguably, since Dawkins shows little apparent understanding of what Behe has actually written, perhaps he feels out of his depth and is hoping that other scientists are able to offer a more convincing refutation.

Ken Miller wrote a review of "The Edge of Evolution" in Nature. Michael Behe's response to that review can be found in two posts on his Amazon blog, here and here. It is possible to infer from Behe's comments that Miller places his desire to see darwinism triumph ahead of the Christian principles of honesty and charity.