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Naming Darwin's Black Box to the National Review's list of the 100 most important nonfiction works of the 20th century, George Gilder wrote that it "overthrows Darwin at the end of the 20th century in the same way that quantum theory overthrew Newton at the beginning".   

Discussing the book in the New Yorker in May 2005, H. Allen Orr said of Behe, "He is the most prominent of the small circle of scientists working on intelligent design, and his arguments are by far the best known." From one end of the spectrum to the other, Darwin's Black Box has established itself as the key text in the Intelligent Design movement - the one argument that must be addressed in order to determine whether Darwinian evolution is sufficient to explain life as we know it, or not.  

For this edition, Behe has written a major new Afterword tracing the state of the debate in the decade since it began. It is his first major new statement on the subject and will be welcomed by the thousands who wish to continue this intense debate.

©1996 Michael J. Behe (P)2019 Tantor

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  • CKDexter
  • 25-11-2019

The masterpiece that launched the ID movement

I had avoided Darwin’s Black Box, having already read many rebuttals to it, and rebuttals to the rebuttals. From these, and from Behe’s subsequent work, I thought I grasped his line of reasoning and could skip his first book. I also assumed it would be an out of date, dull treatise on the bacterial flagellum and the blood clotting cascade. I was wrong; it is a masterpiece, wide ranging and full of timeless concepts. And with respect to both Michael Denton’s and Philip Johnson’s earlier books, I believe Darwin’s Black Box is the first full articulation of intelligent design. It was interesting to juxtapose Behe’s book with Michael Denton’s more recent: Evolution—Still a Theory in Crises, which I had just finished before going all the way back to Black Box. The intervening 20 years of discoveries in molecular biology have exponentially strengthened the case against Darwinism, as Behe predicted. Despite his detractors, Behe’s arguments stand stronger than ever. Highest recommendation.

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  • Nicholas Plazio
  • 02-09-2019

Good but difficult

It's a very good book but it's complicated for an audiobook. You need a two year degree in biology or a visual aid to fully understand the concepts and comparisons of irreducibly complex systems.

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  • 22-04-2020

classic. and will remain to be one

written in mid 90s it is still relevant. information still accurate, and of course, there are no good rebuttals in print. you should not outsource your thinking. read it for yourself. i can't believe it only came out on audible in 2019

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  • Thomas Parkin
  • 17-10-2020

INCREDIBLE READ!

This is the BEST description of DNA replication ever done for the general population. i only wish he had been more specific at the end about how there is NO REASON for the many COMPLEX PROCESSES to go awry. Scientists have done an abysmal job...INTENTIONALLY O think...at pursuing the IMPOSSIBILITY of what we see happening at the simplest levels without a CONTROLLER to direct the COMPLEX and INTRICATE process. No one would ever accept a process had happened like this ACCIDENTALLY in any other environment. the insanity of BELIEF in the ACCIDENT of the GAPS FALLACY has become quote laughable now. Excellent attention to detail and FACT!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-05-2020

well argued

excellent well reasoned arguments based on science. it seems strange how often evolutionist tell story's that are not based on science. they often say it just happened this way...

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  • R C
  • 05-05-2020

Excelente

Excelente, muy claro y contundente argumento a favor del diseño!! Fascinante mundo el de la química molecular.

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  • 05-10-2019

Facts

Great book. very over the top sometimes but the basic points and made and really well at that. No religious issues and just science facts. Totally worth the listen/read

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