Self-Organization and Irreducibly Complex Systems: A Reply to Shanks and Joplin

@article{Behe2000SelfOrganizationAI,
  title={Self-Organization and Irreducibly Complex Systems: A Reply to Shanks and Joplin},
  author={M. Behe},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={67},
  pages={155 - 162}
}
  • M. Behe
  • Published 2000
  • Computer Science
  • Philosophy of Science
Some biochemical systems require multiple, well-matched parts in order to function, and the removal of any of the parts eliminates the function. I have previously labeled such systems "irreducibly complex," and argued that they are stumbling blocks for Darwinian theory. Instead I proposed that they are best explained as the result of deliberate intelligent design. In a recent article Shanks and Joplin analyze and find wanting the use of irreducible complexity as a marker for intelligent design… Expand
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