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Michael Behe

American biochemist, author, and intelligent design advocate

1952   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Bishop McDevitt High School
occupation: biochemist, university teacher, writer, chemist

Michael J. Behe ( BEE-hee; born January 18, 1952) is an American biochemist, author, and advocate of the pseudoscientific principle of intelligent design (ID). He serves as professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and as a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. Behe is best known as an advocate for the validity of the argument for irreducible complexity (IC), which claims that some biochemical structures are too complex to be explained by known evolutionary mechanisms and are therefore probably the result of intelligent design. Behe has testified in several court cases related to intelligent design, including the court case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District where his views were cited in the ruling that intelligent design is not science and is religious in nature.Behe's claims about the irreducible complexity of essential cellular structures have been rejected by the vast majority of the scientific community, and his own biology department at Lehigh University published a statement repudiating Behe's views and intelligent design.
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Darwin's Black Box

book by Michael Behe

author: Michael Behe

The Edge of Evolution

book by Michael Behe

author: Michael Behe


Darwin's Black Box

author: Michael Behe



A response to Michael Lynch ( 2005 )

scientific article

author: Michael Behe David W. Snoke

Waiting longer for two mutations. ( 2009 )

scientific article published on 2 February 2009

author: Michael Behe

Addressing cumulative selection. ( 2007 )

scientific article published in October 2007

author: Michael Behe

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