Do you remember the first time someone
told you that you evolved from an ape? I do and I went home and
told my dad, who promptly arranged a meeting with my elementary
school teacher. That was over 40 years ago and I remember it as
plain as day. Since then I've been exposed to various scientists
all telling me about the universe being billions of years old.
I've watched Cosmos and I am fascinated by science. Just I also
happen to believe in the Genesis story of creation. How can
evolution and creation be compatible?
In this very convincing documentary we finally hear the
perspective of scientists who also believe in creation. The
interviews with very knowledgeable experts makes this
fascinating. The explanations make complete sense as this looks
at scientific facts and biblical stories. I felt this was well
worth watching if you've ever been in a debate situation with
someone who only believes in evolution and rejects facts like
The questions are asked by Dr. Del Tackett and the people who
respond are simply brilliant in how they explain science. I
especially enjoyed the explanation to how we can see the stars
if the world is not that old. So I felt this documentary was
very convincing on an intellectual level. And there is a lot of
beautiful scenery too. So I think watching this with an open
mind and considering what these experts say will leave you more
knowledgeable about the Bible and science.
~The Rebecca Review
Compelling and Mindboggling
, March 14, 2015
"A single flaw in the cell's labyrinthine
protein-transport pathway is fatal. Unless the entire system were
immediately in place, our ancestors would have suffered a similar
fate. Attempts at a gradual evolution of the protein transport
system are a recipe for extinction." ~ Michael Behe
To say "Darwin's Black Box" is challenging is a bit of
an understatement. Unless you were paying close attention in
biology class and have read the appendix of this book, some of
this book may be a little complex. Even Michael Behe suggests you
may want to read a biochemistry textbook. At least if you have
pictures of cells and DNA in your mind this book is easier to
understand. Especially if you've seen it all animated in a film -
that makes it even more interesting.
Michael Behe's main point is that life is based on highly
sophisticated molecular machines. And he believes these machines
were designed by someone intelligent. I will have to admit that
the bacterial flagellar motor shouts "I'm designed." You
just have to see the picture to believe it.
Part One and Part Three of this book are easier to read than Part
Two. Part Two contains some mind-blowingly complex explanations.
You will be amazed at the complexity of life, especially blood
clotting and how the immune system works. You will finally
understand irreducible complexity completely. A lot of authors
throw that concept around but Behe makes sure you understand it
deeply. You will see how systems that require several components
to function could not have evolved.
I think Michael Behe is a true scientist because he is not afraid
of asking very difficult questions and he goes where the evidence
leads. He is constantly asking "why?, how?, when?". He
also comes to very logical conclusions and is sometimes lol funny.
This is not however a religious book and God is only briefly
mentioned in passing.
What I did enjoy about this book was how Michael Behe made very
complex things sometimes seem more simple with excellent stories
and explanations. I approached reading this book with apprehension
but I came away with the delight of discovery. While this book was
written 19 years ago I feel it is still very relevant today. I can
highly recommend it to anyone interested in Intelligent Design. I
felt that my whole life prepared me to read this book. So I'm not
sorry I waited so long to read it.
~The Rebecca Review