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Michael Behe

American,  Scientist
Total Quotes : 26
Number Examples Functions

As can be seen even by this limited number of examples proteins carry out amazingly diverse functions.

- Michael Behe

Hidden Primitive Powered

A man from a primitive culture who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed.

- Michael Behe

Interacting Effectively

By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning.

- Michael Behe

Simple Explain Attempt

Although Darwin was able to persuade much of the world that a modern eye could be produced gradually from a much simpler structure, he did not even attempt to explain how the simple light sensitive spot that was his starting point actually worked.

- Michael Behe

Universe Sixty Years Ago

It was only about sixty years ago that the expansion of the universe was first observed.

- Michael Behe

Development Comparison

But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked.

- Michael Behe

Natural Select Arise

Since natural selection requires a function to select, an irreducibly complex biological system, if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on.

- Michael Behe

Biology Again Boxes

Biology has progressed tremendously due to the model that Darwin put forth. But the black boxes Darwin accepted are now being opened, and our view of the world is again being shaken.

- Michael Behe

Process Some Relevant

In order to say that some function is understood, every relevant step in the process must be elucidated.

- Michael Behe

Accurate Outside World

In the 19th century the anatomy of the eye was known in great detail and the sophisticated mechanisms it employs to deliver an accurate picture of the outside world astounded everyone who was familiar with them.

- Michael Behe

Measure Made Large

Skin is made in large measure of a protein called collagen.

- Michael Behe

Deal Twentieth Century

It is a shock to us in the twentieth century to discover, from observations science has made, that the fundamental mechanisms of life cannot be ascribed to natural selection, and therefore were designed. But we must deal with our shock as best we can and go on.

- Michael Behe

Simple Chain Structure

The basic structure of proteins is quite simple: they are formed by hooking together in a chain discrete subunits called amino acids.

- Michael Behe

Question Works Answered

The question of how the eye works - that is, what happens when a photon of light first impinges on the retina - simply could not be answered at that time.

- Michael Behe

Data Some Here

The point here is that physics followed the data where it seemed to lead, even though some thought the model gave aid and comfort to religion.

- Michael Behe

Principle Discovered

It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.

- Michael Behe

Game Which Permitted

Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted.

- Michael Behe

Science Conclusions Which

It is often said that science must avoid any conclusions which smack of the supernatural.

- Michael Behe

Components Larger Proteins

In many biological structures proteins are simply components of larger molecular machines.

- Michael Behe

Biology Explain Processes

In Darwin's time all of biology was a black box: not only the cell, or the eye, or digestion, or immunity, but every biological structure and function because, ultimately, no one could explain how biological processes occurred.

- Michael Behe