I am currently reading Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution by Michael Behe, so far it has been a good read and full of helpful information and insight.
The basic premise of the book is simple: Darwin postulated his theory of the Origin of the Species at a time when much of what is well known today was hidden. Therefore, much of what modern scientists take for granted today was encapsulated in an unknowable “Black Box” for Darwin.
Behe states that this box is now wide open and the contents that are being studied are leading many scientists in a direction that grates against the Darwinian foundation that all of today’s science is based on. But for all the scientific discoveries, Darwinism still reigns in the classroom and in scientific circles.
In Ben Stein’s documentary Expelled, which is both intriguing and entertaining, the finger is pointed at the Scientific educational establishment. Behe, hailed by many as the most prominent scientist working in the field of intelligent design, seems to back up the claim made by Stein in the film.
Scientists, like everybody else, base most of their opinions on the word of other people. Of the great majority who accept Darwinism, most (though not all) do so based on authority. Also, and unfortunately, too often criticisms have been dismissed by the scientific community for fear of giving ammunition to creationists.
It is ironic that in the name of protecting science, trenchant scientific criticism of natural selection has been brushed aside.
For too long the issue of debating Darwin has not even been an option; but thanks to the genuis, bravery and hard work of men like Ben Stein and Micheal Behe the debate is coming into the open.
I encourage you to read Behe’s work; either Darwin’s Black Box or The Edge of Evolution. I also encourage you to get Ben Stein’s movie Expelled and watch it with your family, especially your kids. If you value the freedom of ideas in America, then you owe it to yourself and the future generations to not check out on this issue.