Irreducible Incoherence and Intelligent Design: A Look into the Conceptual Toolbox of a Pseudoscience

@article{Boudry2010IrreducibleIA,
  title={Irreducible Incoherence and Intelligent Design: A Look into the Conceptual Toolbox of a Pseudoscience},
  author={M. Boudry and Stefaan Blancke and J. Braeckman},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={85},
  pages={473 - 482}
}
  • M. Boudry, Stefaan Blancke, J. Braeckman
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • The concept of Irreducible Complexity (IC) has played a pivotal role in the resurgence of the creationist movement over the past two decades. Evolutionary biologists and philosophers have unambiguously rejected the purported demonstration of “intelligent design” in nature, but there have been several, apparently contradictory, lines of criticism. We argue that this is in fact due to Michael Behe's own incoherent definition and use of IC. This paper offers an analysis of several equivocations… CONTINUE READING
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