Readers may remember Larry Moran, a University of Toronto biochemist, now emeritus.
My Summary Michael Behe has correctly indentified an extremely improbably evolution event; namely, the development of chloroquine resistance in the malaria parasite. This is an event that is close to the edge of evolution, meaning that more complex events of this type are beyond the edge of evolution and cannot occur naturally. However, several of us have pointed out that his explanation of how that event occurred is incorrect. This is important because he relies on his flawed interpretation of chloroquine resistance to postulate that many observed events in evolution could not possibly have occurred by natural means. Therefore, god(s) must have created them.
In his response to this criticism, he completely misses the point and fails to understand that what is being challenged is his misinterpretation of the mechanisms of evolution and his understanding of mutations.Larry Moran, “Of mice and Michael” at Sandwalk (December 1, 2020)
A friend writes to say that he doesn’t understand how Moran and he could have been reading the same book called A Mousetrap for Darwin: Michael J. Behe Answers His Critics Behe addresses Moran, we are told, in Part 6.
Note: A diligent reader writes to advise that Behe discusses Moran’s arguments in essays 75, 76, 77, and 78.
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