Re: [asa] Teaching Religion In Science Class

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Wed May 20 2009 - 16:17:13 EDT

I just looked up Behe's web page on the Lehigh University web site, and I
was surprised that under Selected Publications he had apparently listed
only publications relating to irreducible complexity or intelligent
design, all of them since 1996 beginning with Darwin's Black Box.

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

On Wed, 20 May 2009, Ted Davis wrote:

> David,
> I got no post with images.
> As for Behe, he has many publications in professional science journals, and
> this was part of the testimony at the trial--I was there when it happened.
> However, it became (appropriately) an issue at trial, whether or not any of
> those pertained to ID. They don't. His book (only book at the time),
> "Darwin's Black Box," apparently was not reviewed (for The Free Press) in a
> manner comparable to most academic books and journal articles.
> Another "However." Behe has written pro-ID articles in journals devoted to
> philosophy of science, and I believe those have been refereed. The problem
> here, from the point of view of the ID side at the trial, is that articles
> on POS are not science per se; thus, they can't be used to support the
> defense's contention -- and Behe's -- that ID is science per se.
> I don't know exactly what you heard at the board meeting, but you might be
> conveying a garbled form of the fact that his (many) peer-reviewed articles,
> in science journals, are not about ID.
> Ted
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