Michael Behe scores an “own goal”

shooting onesself in the footWhen it comes to expertly witnessing, Michael Behe is the science community’s friend. He confidently declares that science textbooks explicitly contaminated with religious “overrides” are good science. On the way to his own goal line, he explains that it’s bad to force students to come to a pre-determined conclusion. Score!

One of the books that he approves, Biology for Christian Schools, starts with:

  1. “‘Whatever the Bible says is so; whatever man says may or may not be so,’ is the only [position] a Christian can take . . . .”
  2. “If [scientific] conclusions contradict the Word of God, the conclusions are wrong, no matter how many scientific facts may appear to back them.”
  3. “Christians must disregard [scientific hypotheses or theories] that contradict the Bible.”

Riiiight.

Ed Brayton has the story at Dispatches from the Culture Wars:

And Mike Dunford has a very nice summary at The Questionable Authority

One Response to “Michael Behe scores an “own goal””

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