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Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 1: Just the FCTs, Please

Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution

In this series, we reexamine the claim made by Intelligent Design proponent Michael Behe to have found a limit to “Darwinian” evolution in light of recent results from the laboratory of Richard Lenski.

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Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 1: Just the FCTs, Please

Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 1: Just the FCTs, Please

In this series, we reexamine the claim made by Intelligent Design proponent Michael Behe to have found a limit to “Darwinian” evolution in light of recent results from the laboratory of Richard Lenski.
October 22, 2012 
Dennis Venema 
Genetics 
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Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 2: Gaining a New Function

Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 2: Gaining a New Function

These long-awaited results are now available in a new paper published last month by the Lenski group, and they shed light on all three stages of the process.
October 23, 2012 
Dennis Venema 
Genetics 
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Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 3: Tinkering Over the Edge

Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 3: Tinkering Over the Edge

Behe is right that numerous mutations occurring simultaneously are too rare to expect in evolution. What he has not demonstrated, however, is that evolution must proceed only by numerous mutations occurring simultaneously.
November 02, 2012 
Dennis Venema 
Genetics 
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Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 4: IC and Exaptation

Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 4: IC and Exaptation

In this post, we look at the implications of the Long Term Evolution Experiment (LTEE) for another of Behe’s related ideas: that of irreducible complexity.
November 16, 2012 
Dennis Venema 
Genetics 
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Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 5: Mixing and Matching

Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 5: Mixing and Matching

Behe paints a picture of molecular machines with highly specialized parts that cannot be used in other systems without “extensive” modification – and claims that without a designer, no new functions are possible. Yet what we see in nature looks rather different.
November 29, 2012 
Dennis Venema 
Genetics 
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