In A Cell Biochemical Systems Are Irreducibly Complex By Michael J. Behe)

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The main purpose of this book is to defend the thesis that it has been discovered in science that in a cell biochemical systems are “irreducibly complex”, meaning that the removal of a component may cause it to lose function. Using Darwinian terms to explain this would be difficult. The tittle of the book refers to the theoretical mean that the internal working of a device are taken for granted for the discussion of its functions a whole. The author (Michael J. Behe) explains to us in the preface how modern science learned about life as a molecular phenomenon. Molecules act like nuts and bolts in an organism and gears and pulleys in a biological system. Like the circulation of the blood there are complex biological characteristics that emerge at higher levels. Studying these molecules biochemistry has as its mission to explore the foundation of life. The book is divided into three parts. It starts by introducing the basics and shows why evolution must now be explained at the molecular level. It continues by examining the complex biochemical system in approximately the next five chapters. The vast majority of the technical details are concentrated in these five chapters. Behe prides pedagogical expertise to introduce these enormously complex systems: starting with …show more content…
The Darwinian theory doesn’t give an explanation for complexity of precisely tailored parts of cilia and flagella. Biochemists have shown the blood clotting is very complex and consists of interdependent protein parts. These irreducibly complex systems would be neutralized by Darwin’s mechanism of natural selection. Millions of different combination of heavy chain sequences and thousands of different light chains combinations give billions of different formations of antibodies. No answers have been found for the origin of the immune

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