[continued from Dr. D.A. Cook’s thread, Where Did Sea Anemones Get Human Genes?]
Michael Behe has certainly given his critics a thrashing at his Amazon weblog. When I saw Mike taking Ken Miller to task for Miller mischaracterizing Lipids as Proteins (a sophomoric mistake by Miller), I knew Mike was slamming the best the Darwinist could muster onto the floor. Behe single handedly defeated Ken Miller, Sean Carroll, Jerry Coyne, Michael Ruse, and Richard Dawkins, and thus earned the title “Darwin Slayer”.
But there have been minor skirmishes between Behe’s supporters and detractors. One such skirmish was between Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute and Abbie Smith of the ERV weblog. Abbie is an AIDS/HIV researcher. We’re pleased to have Abbie visiting with us, and I’d like to grant her a fair hearing regarding what she has to say, especially since she is a scientist in the field.
The skirmish involved this post at Pandas Thumb ERV & HIV versus Behe. Behe loses.
Later Casey Luskin joined in with: Pandas Thumb Fails to Refute Michael Behe on HIV Evolution.
I invite discussion and research on the topic. I am aware of one minor error in Mike’s books, so I’m glad to help the editorial process for any subsequent editions, and if Abbie has some useful corrections to suggest, I certainly welcome them.
I’d like to thank Abbie Smith for volunteering her expertise and time in providing public peer review for the work of one of today’s leading thinkers in the origins discussion.