Granville Sewell is a mathematician on the faculty of Texas A&M University who has just published the second edition of a book on differential equations: The Numerical Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (2005). Appendix D of that book is titled “Can Anything Happen in an Open System?” and is pure ID. Consider the following quote:
The development of any major new feature presents similar problems, and according to Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe, who describes several spectacular examples in detail in Darwin’s Black Box [Behe 1996], the world of microbiology is especially loaded with such examples of irreducible complexity. Although I cannot imagine any uses for the components of this airtight insect trap before the trap was almost perfect, a good Darwinist will imagine 2 or 3 far-fetched intermediate useful stages, and consider the problem solved. I believe you would need to find thousands of intermediate stages before this example of irreducible complexity has been reduced to steps small enough to be bridged by single random mutations — a lot of things have to happen behind the scenes and at the microscopic level….
The entire appendix is available online here.