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Best of Behe: Blind Evolution or Intelligent Design? An Address at the American Museum of Natural History

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of biochemist Michael Behe’s pathbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box and the release of the new documentary Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines, we have highlighted some of Dr. Behe’s “greatest hits.” The following is a talk delivered at the American Museum of Natural History on April 23, 2002. Behe spoke as a participant on a panel…



The Most Powerful Apologetic Tool in the World

Most people don’t feel the need to struggle with Descartes over how they can be sure that they exist. And most don’t doubt the existence of the sun. These things are self-evident and self-authenticating when one sees them. And so is Jesus Christ. He is the supreme I am (John 8:58). He is the “sunrise from on high” (Luke 1:78). He is the most self-authenticating Reality that exists. When people really…



Tom Woodward and "DNA & Beyond"

For the evolution debate, the importance of the epigenome — with its crucial role in gene expression — is that it lies beyond the reach of the random genetic variation that supplies the raw material for natural selection to “select.” But in concrete terms, understanding what that means is tough. Here’s a clever solution. As we mentioned earlier today, our friend Dr. Tom Woodward has just launched…



What the Galápagos Finches Tell Us About Evolution

Remote, arid, and uninviting, the Galápagos Islands are a curiously inauspicious site for the dawning of an intellectual revolution. However, on his fateful visit in September 1835 aboard the British survey ship HMS Beagle, what Darwin saw on this remote archipelago would be vital to the development of his radical new evolutionary worldview. Among the most remarkable of all the unique species of the…



Atheism Preys on Fear and Prejudice

If God died in the 1960’s, then someone forgot to tell the English publishing industry. Books about God have been surprising bestsellers for the past decade. Richard Dawkin’s The God Delusion which has sold over a million has been joined in the best seller lists by Christopher Hitchin’s God Is Not Great, Sam Harris’s Letter to a Christian Nation, A.A. Grayling’s Against All Gods, and a host of other…



Something Borrowed, Something New? The Challenge to Darwinism from Human Orphan Genes

What makes us human? Some would say it’s our genes. I don’t want to argue the case that we are more than our genes, though we are. I simply want to point out that interesting new research indicates we have a number of new genes — genes that are specifically human — in our genome. These new genes are few in number, some would say, but there is a current bias in genome annotation against classifying…



What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?

From: "God in the Dock" — C. S. Lewis



How to Make Sweet DNA:

A Short Course on the Double Helix Each year in my introductory science course at Trinity College of Florida, I take one class session to allow my students to experience a simplified “candy-confection” type of DNA modeling.  We use fairly simple edible ingredients for this exercise:  large marshmallows, miniature size marshmallows, and “Spice Gum Drops.”  The latter come in a bag containing several…



A Princeton Skeptic's Journey

"Redemption Explained" By Dr. Tom Woodward, Executive Director of the C. S. Lewis Society  It took place one night in December, 1968, as snow began to swirl around the majestic gothic building known as the Princeton University Chapel (pictured at left). I was a freshman (that’s my frosh pic below), and I was on a mission, striding down the lane that led to the chapel from my frosh dorm, Witherspoon…



Johnson's Berkeley Faculty Symposium: Memo of Recollections

Johnson's Berkeley Faculty Symposium
Memo of Recollections