This just in from a colleague in Australia:
Michael Behe was misquoted on the Aussie Catalyst program as follows.
From Australian ABC Catalyst program slamming ID. (Thurs 20th October 2005)
According to the ABC “the purpose of the report was to explain what is meant by Intelligent Design and to ask whether it is, in fact, a science.”
From Catalyst transcript:
“Paul Willis: ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s simply not science. And the Ã¢â‚¬ËœclaimedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ scientific clout behind Intelligent Design is very small.
Prof. Michael Behe: There are not that many people who are actively involved in it. Probably, oh maybe a handful you know, five to ten, something like that.
Paul Willis: And this handful of scientists have a good idea just who the Intelligent Designer is.”
I asked the ABC what was Michael Behe really asked? The ABC provided me with a transcript of part of the Behe interview.
“Interviewer: How many scientists are actively researching intelligent design?
Prof. Michael Behe: We’re a small but hearty group. There are not that many people who are actively involved in it. Probably, oh maybe a handful you know, five to ten, something like that. But we hope to increase our numbers over time.”
This is yet another example of twisting the words of ID proponents to mischeivous ends.