NY Times Reports on Study That Establishes That Intelligent Design Is Falsifiable
The NY Times has this article of last week, reporting on a study that establishes that intelligent design is falsifiable:
Dr. Thornton said the experiment refutes the notion of "irreducible complexity" put forward by Michael J. Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University.
This was one of the key arguments that opponents used to claim that intelligent design was not science. Of course, we do not need this study to show that ID is falsifiable. The obvious way to falsify ID claims is to show an evolutionary pathway that could plausibly lead to the biological system that is alleged to be irreducibly complex. Then it comes down to evaluating which is more plausible.
Michael Behe's comments on the experiment and why it does not, in fact, falsify intelligent design or irreducible complexity can be found here.
A post on the claim that no controversy exists is here.
Interesting background information on the media coverage is here.
Other posts on this issue can be found here and here.