From the July/August, 1999 issue of Touchstone
Darwin’s Breakdown by Michael Behe

Darwin’s Breakdown

Irreducible Complexity & Design at the Foundation of Life

by Michael Behe

The topic of evolution is both fascinating and vexing. Fascinating, because it involves questions of who we are, how we got here, and how we relate to the world around us. Vexing, because it provokes arguments and political battles. The battles are all the more frustrating when fought by polarized factions with preset agendas such as, on the one hand, defending a literal interpretation of the Bible, or, on the other, keeping any hint of transcendence out of the public schools.

Many people, discouraged by the bickering, are tempted to ignore the topic. For a Christian, this is a mistake. In his letter to the Pontifica . . .

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