Michael J. Behe A (R)evolutionary Biologist

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“The Old Enigma,” Part 1 of 3

Dear Readers, When The Edge of Evolution  The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism  was first published, some Darwinist reviewers sneered that the problem it focused on — the need for multiple mutations to form some protein features (such as binding sites), where intermediate mutations were deleterious — was a chimera. There were no such things, they essentially said. University of Wisconsin geneticist Sean Carroll, reviewing the book for Science, stressed examples where intermediate mutations were beneficial (I never said there weren’t such cases, and discussed several in the book). In the same vein, University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne assured readers of The New Republic that “[i]n fact, interactions between proteins, like any complex interaction, were certainly built up step Read More ›