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Saturday Quote: Charles Darwin’s Doubt on Natural Selection


“To suppose the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.” [1]

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[1] Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species (New York: Random House, Inc., 1993), 227.

Saturday Quote: Michael Behe on Intelligent Design


“No one at Harvard University, no one at the National Institutes of Health, no member of the National Academy of Sciences, no Nobel prize winner – no one at all can give a detailed account of how the cilium, or vision, or blood clotting, or any complex biochemical process might have developed in a Darwinian fashion. But we are here. Plants and animals are here. The complex systems are here. All these things got here somehow: if not in a Darwinian fashion, then how?” [1]

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[1] Behe, Darwin’s Black Box, 187.