The Case For a Creator - Chapters 8 – 9 Summary & Analysis

Lee Strobel
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In Chapter 8: The Evidence of Biochemistry: The Complexity of Molecular Machines, Lee Strobel met to interview Michael Behe, PhD, a biochemist, professor at Lehigh University, and author of the book Darwin’s Black Box, which makes a biochemical case against Darwinism. Behe advanced the theory of irreducible complexity, in which a system or device has a number of different components that all work together to accomplish the task of the system or device. If one component is removed, the system is no longer functioning and is therefore irreducibly complex. Irreducible complexity is a challenge to Darwin’s evolutionary theory, as Darwin himself noted that if a complex organ exists which could not have been formed by “numerous, successive, slight modifications,” his theory would fail (Darwin, 197). Behe used the irreducibly complex example of a mousetrap, a system which fails if one component is removed. The...

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