The discussion of common descent and the pool shot are at 1 hour 23 minutes in. The key difference between Mike and Ann is that Mike does not engage in historical discussions like common descent and Ann does. His strategy is to focus on inferring design from what can be observed.
As far as the pool shot goes he calls it a logical possibility.
I have re-watched your question and Behe’s answer. Yes, Behe says it is a possibility… but there is no indication to suggest it his least favorite scenario.
He devoted a whole chapter to it. So… if this isnt Behe’s main position, you should have no problem explaining what his main position really is and why it wasnt even mentioned as an alternative when he was answering your ID-context question!
Frankly, Behe would do well to specifically add @swamidass position on a specially created Adam/Eve… since the two of them both agree on the possibility of Evolution-led-by-Design.
Part of Behe’s strategy is to collapse design into fine tuning, denying God’s action in evolution. I think he misdiagnosis why biologists reject his argument. It is not because we oppose God’s action, but because IC is not a valid argument: Which Irreducible Complexity?
This also is why he will never affirm the de novo creation of Adam. This is an unspeakable error in his brand of ID, which denies God’s action. He misdiagnosed the problem.
Behe is discussing Front Loading the way @eddie and i discussed front-loading over at BioLogos.
Our front–loading should not be confused with the version where DNA in single cells secretly held the genetic code of future life forms so no mutation was needed.
And our front-loading should not be confused with Deism (!)… because God remained actively involved with all of creation. I believe @eddie would agree that my last sentence is “necessasarily true” as long as free will is presumed to be i involved.
The Dr Behe version of a front-loaded universe appears to be IDENTICAL to my view of God-Guided Evolution (plus God-Guided Everything Else)!
The terminology needs a bit of tweaking sometimes: to the degree that God exercises miracles, and to the extent Free Will operates, front-loading needs to be periodically reset - - which is not an aspect of Deism.
Behe will never do that @gbrooks9, because he misdiagnosed the problem. He thinks IC and ID was rejected by Scientists because they are opposed to miracles. For this reason he will never recognize the de novo creation of Adam, becuase he thinks it will cause the rejection of all his work.
I see it differently. I think scientists rejected IC because it is an invalid argument, and they have no problem with miracles if you play by the rules. The case Ive made on Adam appears to demonstrate that miracles alone are not the problem.
Given that difference in diagnosis and corresponding difference in strategy, it seems self evident who was closer to reality. Behe however is a nice guy, but will not likely change.