Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Michael Behe: Darwin Devolves

Along with Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin is one of the two leading scientists in our modern era.  The topic of evolution dominates biology and has permeated our thinking far beyond Darwin’s original conception of the subject.  To believe in evolution is tantamount to being considered a civilized human being.  But a major problem presents itself:  how many people actually understand what Darwin said or what natural selection means?  How many people realize that according to modern Darwinians, such as Richard Dawkins, the entire living world arose through the mindless selection of random mutations?  Can a world with such obvious signs of design have arisen without a designer?  On today’s show, Philip interviews Professor Michael Behe, the author of the best-selling book, Darwin’s Black Box and the new book, Darwin Devolves:  The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution.  These science books raise a difficult question for the Darwinian model: random, directionless mutations are much more likely to destroy a living organism than create a new one. If so, then how did random mutations create the living world?  Listen in for the answer to this question.