The Black Box
Ever since I got to the age of considerin’ things, the idea that the Good Lord did things His way, no matter how different it may have been from the way man so often thinks and does things, the idea that He did things His way suited me just fine.
So, while recently reading through chapter 7 of Ann Coulter’s 2006 book, The Church of Liberalism, Godless,* a section on Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe struck me.
Behe’s 1996 book, Darwin’s Black Box must have been a real downer to (Charles Darwin) macro-evolutionists, that is, if their ilk ever really considers solid scientific evidence to the contrary of their ‘any way except one with a Designer in the formula,’ which they don’t.
*Coulter’s book published by Crown Forum, a division of Random House, Inc., New York
Actually, most any criticism at all by those who Behe refers to as Darwiniacs, is usually responded to with thrusts from those people’s running-buddies (the ACLU, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, etc.), employing million-dollar lawsuits.
These, or Liberal-Leftist judges found amongst their stable of allies, are usually up to insuring our student-children will never hear a disparaging word toward the long-ago disproven Theory of Evolution.
Behe’s ‘Black Box’ was referring to the fact that until relatively recently, scientists did not know what the inside of a cell looked like; it was a mysterious black box.
Coulter says Darwiniacs still prefer to ignore modern scientific knowledge so that they can pretend the cell is still a black box and tell us (and our student-children) the mutation-god created it.
A splendid paragraph by Coulter referred to a Behe "mathematical impossibility" statement which follows, not that it will ever have any effect at all on macro-evolution-god adherents: "Nevertheless, Behe disproved evolution – unless evolution is simply a nondisprovable pseudoscience, like astrology.
"Behe produced various ‘irreducibly complex’ mechanisms, of which there are thousands – complex cellular structures, blood-clotting mechanisms, and the eye, among others.
"A bacterial motor, called a flagellum, depends on the coordinated interaction of 30-40 complex protein parts.
"The absence of almost any one of the parts would render the flagellum useless. An animal cell’s whiplike oar, called a cilium, is composed of about 200 protein parts. Behe compared these cell parts to a simple mousetrap, with far fewer necessary components than a cilium or flagellum.
"Though there are only a few parts to a mousetrap, all of them have to be working together at one time for the contraption to serve any function whatsoever.
"If one of the parts is missing, Behe says, you don’t get a mousetrap that catches only half as many mice: you don’t get a mousetrap at all.
"Behe then demonstrated that it is a mathematical impossibility for all 30 parts of a flagellum (or 200 parts of the cilium) to have been brought together by the ‘numerous successive, slight modifications’ of natural selection.
"Life at the molecular level, he concluded, is a loud, clear and piercing cry of design." (emphasis mine)
The time spent and new things learned reading that particular paragraph in Coulter’s book suited me just fine.
It was splendid.
Hope our Darwiniacs got a good dose.
Actually nothing’s too good for those who would have God to be dead and are (in so many words) telling and teaching our student-children just that.
There’s got to be a special place in Hades for those who purposely do so.
The Good Book, actually the Lord Jesus Christ himself, has something to say to those who mess with our children, "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." Matthew 18:6, Mark 9:42, Luke 17:2
Answers.com says of millstones: A heavy weight; a burden…Norton Antiques will sell you a (slightly used) 42 inch, 10 inch-thick granite millstone weighing 2,000 pounds for $2300.
It would be better to tell and teach our children of things found in the Good Book, wouldn’t you think?
May God bless.