This three part series by Kathryn Applegate argues strongly against Michael Behe’s claim that the immune system is irreducibly complex. She begins with a brief review of antibody generation in B-cells. Then, she addresses Behe’s invalid assumptions about this process. Looking at the function of bacterial transposons, she then provides a reasonable explanation for the gradual evolution of the system and calls Behe to engage the scientific literature.
  • Behe’s B Cell Bravado, Part 1

    | Kathryn Applegate
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    Behe’s B Cell Bravado, Part 1 | Kathryn Applegate

        Dr. Behe shouldn’t be taken to task, of course, for not covering a discovery that happened after he wrote his book. But the transposon hypothesis had actually ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 3
  • Behe’s B Cell Bravado, Part 2: Why Irreducible Complexity Fails

    | Kathryn Applegate
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    Behe’s B Cell Bravado, Part 2: Why Irreducible Complexity Fails | Kathryn Applegate

        Legions of scientists have rejected this argument. Why? Is it because they are godless atheists who deny the existence of an intelligent Creator? No. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 3
  • Behe’s B-Cell Bravado, Part 3: Failure to Engage the Evidence

    | Kathryn Applegate
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    Behe’s B-Cell Bravado, Part 3: Failure to Engage the Evidence | Kathryn Applegate

        Questions about teleology are fascinating, but today I’m concerned with just one thing: whether or not Behe has sufficiently engaged with the scientific litera... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 3