We would like to remind our readers that Michael Behe has a sub-blog here at UD, which can be accessed at the sidebar under “Intelligent Design Links.”
Last week Behe put up a four-part series replying to science writer Carl Zimmer’s comments about Behe’s response to Joseph Thornton’s recent work. The final paragraph is classic Behe:
As for “no scientific controversy”, even a brief excursion into the history of science shows many uncontroversial, widely-accepted theories that were in fact wrong. There was no scientific controversy in the 19th century about the existence of the ether, or the adequacy of Newton’s laws. And, if one relies on science journals for her entire perspective, there is no controversy today about whether undirected natural processes can account for the origin of life. Yet neither can any scientist today detail a plausible theory of the origin of life. So the bare question of whether some idea is or is not controversial within the scientific community is itself simply a sociological question, not a scientific one.