That’s a bit silly. That crack in the door allows for components to be added one at a time until there are 20 or so components.
I completely agree.
I don’t think he has realized this though. That is the problem.
Ironically, the latest book Darwin Devolves, seems to have missed the importance of negative selection.
He has, he just has a very bad argument against it. Every additional component you add to the system reduces the probability of that particular combination of components.
Philosopher Paul Draper has done a nice overview and rebuttal to all of Behe’s various versions of the IC argument, an exposition of which can be found here:
Behe has never responded to Paul Draper’s critique. He’s simply ignored that it even exists. Draper’s article can be found here: https://place.asburyseminary.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1868&context=faithandphilosophy
Paul Draper’s work was so persuasive it changed Plantinga’s mind about IC
Do you have references to this? I may highlight this on the blog soon.
He relies on Draper’s work in his book “Where the conflict really lies”. Would you like the chapter and page numbers?
Dang @Rumraket. You are everywhere. Lol.
Behe’s Continues to Ignore His Strongest Philosophical Critic | Jeffery Jay Lowder
Haha, I’ve been around in the decade or so I’ve been active in this whole debacle. I registered on the old richarddawkins.net forums (which no longer exist) back in 2009, after having been a lurker there for about a year. That’s nothing though. I’ve seen posts from people who post here going back to the old talk.origins discussions from 1998. Imagine having fought this nonsense for over 20 years.
This article, I think, has it spot on: