I’m reading Michael Behe’s new book. He’s famous for annoying the hell out of Darwinists with Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (1998).
The new one, The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism (2007) is fascinating me. I don’t usually read non-fiction at bed time, because I’m too tired. But Behe has such a charming style (especially for a scientist LOL) that I am glued to the pages.
He cooks up these everyday examples, which he describes very vividly, then uses them to illustrate what the science is about. He has the hard science stuff for those who want it, but he marks it off for the people like me who prefer to (okay, need to! LOL) skip it.
His subjects in this book are:
clarifying the definition of Darwinism, particularly by separating “natural selection by random mutation” from “common descent” which are very different issues;
clarifying the definition of Intelligent Design (and IMHO bending over backwards to NOT offend the legions of English speaking reading who imbibed “Darwin is true” with their mother’s milk); and
using really recent scientific breakthroughs in genetics to try to find the limits of where Darwin was right and where he was wrong.