Scientists are learning more about DNA that could reshape the conversation about evolution and intelligent design. A new book, Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA that Challenges Evolution, is written by author Michael Behe, a professor of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. It's been reviewed in over 100 publications and named by National Review and World magazines as one of the most important books of the 20th century. The author Behe says many scientists don't want to acknowledge that much of what students learn in science class is off base, but he says if we want a satisfactory answer to how the most complex life-forms arose, the only conclusion is that an intelligent mind must have designed life.
Darwin's theory of evolution has rested on the concept of natural selection, and the idea that life improves over time through evolution. However, the latest science on DNA shows unexpectedly that Darwinian processes help an organism survive not by building or creating at the genetic level, but instead by damaging or degrading genes. The author says instead of being evolutionary, the Darwinian mechanism is actually de-volutionary. Breaking things is not an explanation of how things came to be, he says. Behe has presented and debated his work at major universities throughout North America and England. The book, Darwin Devolves is on Amazon and at darwindevolves.com.