Here. Ryan Schaffer interviews Leo Behe, who hopes to study philosophy in the fall term:
I’m going to a university this fall to study philosophy. In the future, I hope to write on the subject of religion and why I believe it is both harmful and false.
– (“The Humanist Interview: The son of intelligent design heavyweight Michael Behe discusses his journey to atheism” The Humanist, September/October 2011)
That said, he does not claim that his father forced religion on him. Rather,
I would like everyone to realize that he doesn’t have any sort of religious agenda and he’s not trying to denigrate science in any way.
And so …
Long-held beliefs, especially beliefs developed during childhood, operate on a very deep and basic level of thought—almost subconsciously. These beliefs can exist independently in a perfectly honest and intelligent scientist who is simply doing his part to further theories or ideas that he believes are supported by the scientific data. The best way to progress is through respectful and thoughtful discussion and debate, as it has always been.