Irreducible Complexity: The Challenge to the Darwinian Evolutionary Explanations of Many Biochemical Structures

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This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article highlighting just one of the shortfalls of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The article is relatively short and easy to understand. The reason why this challenge is important to be aware of is that it provides clear evidence that unguided chance cannot produce complex irreducible biochemical structures.


“If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”
–Charles Darwin, Origin of SpeciesWith this statement, Charles Darwin provided a criterion by which his theory of evolution could be falsified. The logic was simple: since evolution is a gradual process in which slight modifications produce advantages for survival, it cannot produce complex structures in a short amount of time. It’s a step-by-step process which may gradually build up and modify complex structures, but it cannot produce them suddenly.

Darwin, meet Michael Behe, biochemical researcher and professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Michale Behe claims to have shown exactly what Darwin claimed would destroy the theory of evolution, through a concept he calls “irreducible complexity.” In simple terms, this idea applies to any system of interacting parts in which the removal of any one part destroys the function of the entire system. An irreducibly complex system, then, requires each and every component to be in place before it will function.

To read the rest of this excellent article please click on the direct link to it below:

http://www.ideacenter.org/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/840

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