[asa] Behe's bad math

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Jun 01 2007 - 23:41:04 EDT

Behe's new book is out and the reviews are not favorable so far

<quote>Review copies of Michael Behe's new book The Edge of Evolution
are now out the book is officially coming out on June 5 and now
the reviews are starting. Mark C. Chu-Carroll at Good Math, Bad Math,
has beat us all to the punch. I perceived many of these problems while
giving The Edge of Evolution my own read-through, but it takes a
mathematician to comment on Behe's abuse of fitness landscapes and
probability arguments with the appropriate sense of outrage.

I am sure we will have much more on Behe's latest starting in June. My
first take is that The Edge of Evolution is basically an incompetent
attempt to provide a biological foundation for the silly assumptions
that were made in Behe and Snoke's (2004) mathematical modeling paper
in Protein Science. (You will recall that it received its most
thorough critique here at PT and also in a rebuttal written in Protein
Science by Michael Lynch; and a biological rebuttal in this 2006 paper
in Science see also summary by Adami.)</quote>

At "Good Math Bad Math" Mark C. Chu-Carroll minces no words


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