Michael J. Behe A (R)evolutionary Biologist


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Bloggingheads explains

In a new segment, http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/22300 , Bloggingheads chief Robert Wright and Bloggingheads correspondent George Johnson go on for 75 minutes about the trauma of a pair of heretics (me and Paul Nelson, on separate segments) appearing on their site. I would urge everyone who doesn’t have pressing matters to attend to, such as the need to wash your hair, to tune in for the full time. It’s really fascinating in its way to see two grown men in such a hand-wringing lather. It’s also fascinating to see that neither of them in 75 minutes offers a reason for the correctness of their own views, or the wrongness of ours. The closest they come is when George Johnson invokes the hoary “methodological naturalism.” Read More ›

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Back on Bloggingheads TV

The editor-in-chief of Bloggingheads TV, Robert Wright, has re-instated my interview with linguist John McWhorter (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/22075) on that website. Wright was away last week when the brouhaha occurred, and it’s good to see that a steady editorial hand is back in charge.


Bloggingheads TV and me

Dear readers, I’ve just been through the weirdest book-related experience I’ve had since a Canadian university professor with a loaded rat trap chased me around after a talk I gave a dozen years ago, threatening to spring it on me. Last week I got the following email bearing the title “Invitation to Appear on Bloggingheads TV” from a senior editor at that site: ************* Hi, Michael– I’d like to invite you to appear on Bloggingheads.tv, a web site that hosts video dialogues between journalists, bloggers, and scholars. We have a partnership with the New York Times by which they feature excerpts from some of our shows on their site. Past guests include prominent thinkers such as Paul Krugman, Paul Ehrlich, Read More ›

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Appearance on Voice of Reason – March 2, 2008

Dear Readers, California State University emeritus Professor Mark Perakh (author of Unintelligent Design) and I recently taped an episode of the program “Voice of Reason”,http://www.cn8.tv/channel/article.asp?lArticleID=5 195&lChannelID=603 with the venerable Philadelphia newsman Larry Kane. We discussed intelligent design, The Edge of Evolution, and other topics for thirty minutes. The show will air Sunday March 2nd at 9:30 p.m. on CN8, the Comcast Network.

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Listen to me on Point of Inquiry

Dear Readers, Recently I was interviewed for the skeptic program Point of Inquiry. You can listen to the interview here. Michael J. Behe, a central figure in the Intelligent Design movement, is professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is the author of Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution and most recently The Edge of Evolution: Searching for the Limits of Darwinism. In this conversation with D.J. Grothe, Behe discusses his prominent role in the ID movement, and how he first got involved. He explores the differences between creationism and Intelligent Design theory, and details some of his experiences as a key witness for the defense in the Read More ›