“Given the hard limits of academic freedom in our universities, the chances that a scientist could teach a whole course fairly treating intelligent design are, approximately, slim to none. Even if you were tenured faculty, your colleagues and the administration would come down on you like a hammer.” ~Sarah Chaffee, Program Officer in Education and Public Policy at Discovery Institute.
That’s why there is a lot of excitement about Behe Uncensored, an upcoming new instructional video course on intelligent design. This course is presented by Professor Michael Behe, the Lehigh University biochemist who helped pioneer the intelligent design movement.
This 41-session course, complete with self-grading quizzes to help track your progress, retails for $49.95 — which is quite a deal in itself! For a limited time, though, the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture is offering it without charge as an incentive to buy Dr. Behe’s new book, Darwin Devolves. Pre-order the book and you’ll receive FREE access to the complete video course! (Click here to pre-order.)
In the Behe Uncensored videos, Dr. Behe discusses the history of thought on evolution and intelligent design, and then delves into the science behind natural selection, random mutation, and irreducible complexity. He covers criticisms of ID as well as relevant new discoveries. Behe’s video lecture series is presented colorfully, with numerous historical and scientific anecdotes. Watching the course, you will find his passion for biochemical research, and his intellectual integrity, to be persuasive and refreshing.
If you were to imagine taking a class on ID and evolution from a top scientist in the field, uncensored, at your favorite university, this would be it! The lectures are perfect for anyone interested in pursuing the ultimate question of biological origins – including everyone from high school students up through college professors. Plus there’s more: you can receive a FREE exclusive extra chapter of Darwin Devolves, and FREE access to a private, national conference call with the author himself.
Considering the waves created by Behe’s previous books — Darwin’s Black Box (first published in 1996; revised in 2006) and The Edge of Evolution (2007) — it’s no wonder there is a lot of excitement about his third book, Darwin Devolves, being published by HarperOne and set to release on February 26, 2019.
Dr. Michael Behe is Darwin’s Black Box.Dr. Behe first offered a biochemical case for intelligent design in his groundbreaking 1996 book
In his new book, Darwin Devolves, Behe argues that evolution’s primary mechanisms, by their very nature, lack the power to create. Ironically, Darwinian evolution proceeds mainly by mutating or breaking genes, which damages them and results in the rapid loss of genetic information. They can only impart advantages by “devolution” — the opposite of what most people think of when they picture, well, evolution.
From the book: “Laboratory experiments, field research, and theoretical studies all forcefully indicate that, as a result, random mutation and natural selection make evolution self-limiting. That is, the very same factors that promote diversity at the simplest levels of biology actively prevent it at more complex ones. Darwin’s mechanism works chiefly by squandering genetic information for short-term gain.”
The evidence commonly cited to argue for evolution’s ability to drive large-scale transformations is almost always circular. Biologists regularly identify similarities and differences between two groups and then assume those differences are the result of natural selection, mutations, and related processes. However, this conclusion is not based on any actual hard proof; it is simply assumed – a figment of their collective imaginations.
Surrounded by neo-Darwinian perspectives in textbooks, classrooms, and the media, we should appreciate the courage of this accomplished scientist who came forward to speak of the abundant evidence for design and purpose exhibited lavishly throughout the natural world. As Behe demonstrates, all empirical data point to the conclusion that evolution is only capable of producing minor alterations of existing designs but nothing truly novel, and the devolving nature of Darwin’s mechanism limits them even further.
Even without the expertise of Dr. Behe and his explanation of intelligent design, or knowing the definition of irreducible complexity, one can observe biology’s wonders and be filled with awe at the intricate machinery and beauty of life. It’s time to acknowledge the conclusion that only an intelligent mind could have designed all of these complex, stunning life forms. Anyone interested in knowing the truth about the design/evolution debate will find Darwin Devolves a must read.
Editor’s note: Darwin Devolves is currently being sold by pre-order. You can and should pre-order here right now.The limited-time offer includes a new 41-part online course with Michael Behe, a bonus chapter, and an exclusive, national conference call.