To fully and systematically address the climate/energy crisis, the plan will have to be far broader in scope than what is currently being proposed. And while we need to mobilize society as a whole with a World War II-level of effort, the reality is that there’s never been a challenge like this before.. The idea is infectious. Could a big government jobs and spending program succeed in kicking into gear the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and ultimately save us from catastrophic climate change? The energy transition is currently going way too slowly; it needs money and policy support. And many people would need job retraining in order to work in re-engineered, renewable-powered industrial systems.
Among our close animal relatives, only humans have involved and empathic fathers. Why did evolution favour the devoted dad?
Behe dismantles the fundamental claim of evolutionary theory that mutations and natural selection naturally drive life toward greater complexity as new information is constantly generated. In stark contrast to this belief, Behe demonstrates the opposite. He summarizes the thesis of his book by stating
This is pretty much what Fred Hoyle said fifty years ago: the ID group tries to claim great originality but all its basic arguments spring from mainstream scientists who have managed to escape darwinism…
No matter how hard they try the ID group will never be able to prove the existence of god using the idea of intelligent design, or simple design. It would help if they simply stopped and helped the public move beyond darwinism. The whole public paradigm is stuck between stupid darwinism and unintelligent design arguments. The case for design has been made but to bring in the term ‘intelligent’ vitiates all the work done on the subject.
I wrote Undeniable primarily for people who wonder whether God is really there — either believers who sometimes doubt their belief or doubters who sometimes doubt their doubt. These people need to know that claims on the part of scientists to have made sense of reality apart from God are badly confused. And because Darwin’s theory is the centerpiece of those claims, I made refuting his theory the centerpiece of the book.