However, if I were to hire someone to do some research for me, I would not waste money on someone who already knows the results claiming divine knowledge before he does the experiment. The component description does not contradict the holistic description; the two points of view are complementary, each valid at their own level. The book is about the discovery of endorphins, the body's "natural opiates". Goodwin takes an "organocentric" perspective, rather than the "genocentric" perspective of many molecular biologists, who see everything happening at the level of the genes, rather than the level of the individual. One of the things I learned from reading this is that certain types of "micro-meteorites" contain amino acids and many organic molecules, and furthermore, they can concentrate the amino acids from their surroundings.
In contrast Behe misses a lot of points that he should have been aware of. The component description does not contradict the holistic description; the two points of view are complementary, each valid at their own level. He said he was more of an agnostic than an actual atheist. We have many different kinds of dogs. The thing is, in this light it's no wonder that the sales for Michael Behe's "Darwin's Black Box" is so high - which would you rather read - that life has a purpose, designed by God, or that there's no meaning at all to life? See the comments from my "journal".
Perhaps this book is like many found in the public schools today - too afraid to mention anything that might be controversial. See under Ditfurth for more discussion on this. All of nature, including man, is evolving toward the headship of Christ, which deChardin calls the "omega point". I got this book from Colleen's parents they were throwing away a bunch of old books in the summer of In fact, when I was in Albuquerque, I considered a job working 2 miles underground on a secret human-mouse chromosome hybrid project. Welcome to our site aifw. Observing Yahweh's victory, the Morning Stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.
He states up front that he would prefer views where science and religion can at least talk to each other "Dialogue" , or better yet if they can actually be somehow integrated. I have to admit that this book was a bit different than I had thought when I bought it. God would need be invoked only as author of the motions of the world in the Universe. The former is so unacceptable scientifically and the latter so unacceptable Biblically that the controversy turns into emotional outbursts and senseless ridicule emanating form both sides. Link to my lectures on Evolution for Biology class Spring term, One of Gish's arguments has since been outdated by the massive weight of genetic evidence. I only wish I had the time to read it soon.