ID stalwart Behe was asked to identify some. Here’s an excerpt:
I simply have not received any criticisms, real criticisms, that have made me reconsider how I view the complexity of the molecular basis of life. There are, however, some rhetorical difficulties that anybody arguing for intelligent design faces. And here are two of them:
The first one is that, because the subject matter is really pretty difficult, you have to talk about proteins and regulation and so on and most people aren;t used to thinking about that, it’s easy for somebody who wants to snow the audience to bring in a lot od technical details, and say that oh, we’ve got this under control and the public simply can;t then judge easily for themselves …
David Klinghoffer, “Q&A with Biochemist Michael Behe: What Is the “Most Trenchant Criticism of ID”?” at Evolution News and Science Today
The complexity is that Darwinism sticks deeply in the heads of shallow people. It explains everything, especially the sociology of their personal lives. Which is what really matters. So trenchant criticisms generally don’t really happen much though outbreaks of rage often do.
Maybe our readers can offer some genuine trenchant criticisms.
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