By Servando Gonzalez
Copyright © 2007, by Servando Gonzalez.All rights reserved.
week I had a minor respiratory infection that kept me apart from
my computer for a few days, and I seized the opportunity to catch-up
with my reading. Among the tall pile of books I had waiting for
me, I selected one with an enigmatic title: Michael J. Behe’s
Darwin’s Black Box (New York: Free Press, 2006),
the 10th anniversary edition of a work initially published in
1996. Despite the author’s apology in the Preface for his
unavoidable need to go into highly technical details, the book
is a rollercoaster as exciting as a fiction thriller. I really
enjoyed reading this book.
------But there is nothing fictitious
in this book. On the contrary, it is science at its best, and
true science is always thrilling.
------Without downgrading the scientific
level, Behe has managed to write an entertaining, highly readable
piece of scientific literature, sprinkled with touches of humor
and wit. His use of a mousetrap as an example of an object of
irreducible complexity is second to none. The mousetrap is also
an example of how an apparently simple object actually can be
------In his book, Behe demonstrates,
trough the analysis of several apparently simple natural mechanisms
-- the cell’s cilia, the bacterial flagellum, the blood
clotting mechanism, and a few others --, that these things cannot
be the product of blind natural selection but of intelligent design.
Being a scientist, Behe does not speculate who the designer might
be, but he simply states the factual, obvious evidence of its
------Behe’s analysis of the
mechanism of the bacterial flagellum is highly revealing, and
perhaps shocking to some readers. Figure 3-3 of the book (page
71) shows two detailed drawings of the mechanism that propels
the flagellum. One of the graphics shows in great detail the filament,
the hook, and the motor. By any standard, it is a very complicated
piece of engineering.
------To me in particular, however,
Behe’s conclusion that the irreducible complexity of some
natural mechanisms must be the product of intelligent design did
not come as a surprise. I remember that, when I was a high school
student in Cuba in the mid-fifties, I saw a drawing of a bacteriophage
virus in a biology book. After looking in detail the icosaedral
head, the perfectly straight tail, and the tail fibers, the first
thing that came to my mind -- at the time I was an avid reader
of science fiction -- was that it could not be a natural thing,
but a machine created by a highly developed technology.
------When I saw the drawings of
the flagellum’s mechanism in Behe’s book, I immediately
remembered the virus, but now the explanation that came to my
mind was that is was a product of nanotechnology. Surprisingly,
the word nanotechnology does not appear in the book’s index,
and I did not find it in the parts of the book I read -- following
the author’s wise advice, I skipped some of the very technical
parts of the book.
This book should be mandatory reading for any person interested
in science in general and Darwinian evolution in particular. Behe
has given a devastating blow to the evolution myth. Moreover,
it is particularly revealing that, as he explains in the Afterword,
in the ten years since the first book was written, the Darwinists
have been unable to provide scientific proof of his alleged mistakes.
------Unfortunately, the main merit
of Darwin’s Black Box is also its main flaw. Using
scientific arguments to uncover the lies of a bunch of unscrupulous,
opportunistic liars and disinformers passing as scientists is
self-defeating. The fact is acknowledged by Behe himself in the
Afterword, where he states, “All sciences begin with speculation;
only Darwinism ends with it.” Fighting Darwinism and evolution
from the point of view of science gives the Darwinists a dignified
status they don’t deserve.
During the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, a few fighting
bulls are set out free to run along the streets of the old city
quarter on their way to the bull ring. As it has become a tradition
since 1924, a group of daredevils run in front of the bulls. As
their only protection, the runners are allowed to carry a rolled-up
newspaper to fend off the bulls. If one of the bulls comes too
close to a runner, he throws the newspaper in another direction,
and the bull follows the newspaper instead of the runner.
------Using scientific arguments
to show the errors of the supporters of evolution is like following
the rolled-up newspaper, because evolution theory has absolutely
nothing to do with science. Further proof that evolution theory
is a myth is that, despite overwhelming evidence against Darwinism,
the thinking of evolutionary biologists does not evolve, which
makes me suspect that evolution theory itself may not be the product
of the evolution of scientific thought, nor the product of intelligent
design, but the product of intelligence design. Let’s
explain myself in more detail.
In his treatise The Art of War, Sun Tzu states that all
warfare is based on deception. In the case of psychological warfare
operations, they are not simply based on deception; they are
------In the Afterword to this edition,
Behe himself recognizes the futility of his effort to stop the
spread of the Darwinian evolution madness. According to him, hundreds
of articles by known authors in the field have been published
in the scientific and mainstream press in a concerted effort to
discredit his arguments. A book by one of his fiercest detractors
was warmly endorsed by the Natural Academy of Sciences.
------Being an ethical scientist,
Behe carefully avoids the used of the dreaded ad hominem
arguments, and always treat his colleagues, even his most unethical
detractors, with extreme respect. However, since this article
is not written from a scientific point of view, but from the point
of view of intelligence and espionage, the ad hominem
approach is not only necessary, but also mandatory. So, forget
about the newspaper and let’s go for the Darwinist runners.
I will begin by analyzing the supporters of evolution theory,
who they are, who finances them, and who benefits with their theories.
Behe blames scientific chauvinism for the reluctance of evolutionary
biologists to accept the irrefutable factual evidence of intelligent
design in nature. He seems to forget, however, that among any
group of human beings there is a percentage of opportunists, liars,
dissemblers, and persons totally lacking in ethics, and scientists
are not different from other groups of people.
------To me, the first intriguing
fact about evolution theory was discovering that there are biologists
and evolutionary biologists. But, surprisingly, there are not
anti-evolutionary biologists, not even non-evolutionary biologists
-- at least not openly. The only observable, verifiable reason
for this is that while forming part of the pro-evolution crowd
brings recognition, promotions, and an uninterrupted flow of grants
money, being anti-evolution only brings ostracism, blackballing
and career stagnation.
------A recent example of perishing
by publishing anything disproving the Darwinian myth is the case
of Guillermo Gonzalez (not related to this writer). Gonzalez,
an Assistant Professor of astronomy at Iowa State University was
denied tenure in 2007, despite his impressive academic achievements
and the fact that in early 2004 his department nominated him for
an “Early Achievement in Research” award for an outstanding
record in research.
------It is not a coincidence, however,
that Gonzalez’s book The Privileged Planet, published
in 2005, supports the intelligent design theory. Some of Gonzalez’s
colleagues believe that intelligent design is nothing but “creationist
pseudoscience” in disguise. Therefore, full of self-righteous
indignation, they wrote letters (behind Gonzalez’s back)
to the academic committee in charge of promotions expressing their
misgivings against giving tenure rank to Gonzalez.
------Scientists, like the rest of
mortals, know which side the bread is buttered, and Gonzalez’s
case is an obvious danger sign flashed to potential transgressors.
So, if you are a biologist, and do not buy the evolution cockamamie,
better stay in the closet -- a least until you get tenure. But,
be careful. Even that could change in the near future.
So, what is an evolutionary biologist? An evolutionary biologist
is basically an unprincipled, unethical, opportunistic, ambitious
individual who is generously paid for spending his working hours
looking for facts he can twist to look like evidence of evolution.
The facts he cannot twist, he simply ignores.
------As I mentioned above, the ascendance
and eventual dominance of evolution theory to its current levels
may not be the product of chance evolution, but of an intelligently
designed exercise in deception. There is some circumstantial evidence
indicating that Darwinian evolution is actually a psychological
warfare operation, of the type used by intelligence agencies all
around the world, directed against the Judeo-Christian ethics,
particularly the idea that human life is sacred because it is
a gift given to us by a Creator.
------Granted, the sacredness of
human life is a religious, not a scientific concept. It is based
on beliefs, not on facts. Most people would agree, however, that
it has more socially redeeming value than the idea that life evolved
from inanimate matter because of an accident in nature.
------Behe mentions in his book the
important fact that all scientific attempts to create life out
of inanimate matter have ended in total failure -- perhaps with
the exception of the Prague Golem, but he was an abomination unable
to speak or feel but the basest emotions. Up to this moment, life
on this planet has never been created, only transmitted.
------It is known that the greatest
mass murderers of the past century -- Fascist Hitler, and Communists
Stalin and Mao -- were Darwinists. It is not surprising, then,
to discover that the would be mega-murderers of this century,
the ones who have openly mentioned their plans to kill no less
than the 85 percent of the population of this planet -- give or
take a few billions -- are also Darwinists. They are the ones
who have been financing, through their non-profit foundations,
the Darwinist machinery in schools, universities, research labs,
and the academic and mainstream presses.
------Since Darwinism became a tool
of the eugenicists, the goal of its promoters has not been finding
any type of scientific truth, but denying the existence of an
intelligent design. By eliminating the main ethical obstacle against
killing other human beings -- who, according to evolution theory
are just evolved pieces of inanimate matter -- the most important
moral obstacle for eugenics automatically disappears. Darwinism
is a good moral justification for people planning to kill other
------By today’s standards,
Darwin was a reactionary individual. He believed that blacks were
savages who had not evolved from primates to modern man. Most
Darwinists, however, see themselves as progressive liberals, in
sharp contrast with the reactionary conservatives who believe
in creationism. According to the Darwinists, intelligent design
is nothing but religious creationism under a different name.
------But equating intelligent design
with creationism is disingenuous. The fact that I am fully convinced
that the Macintosh I am using to write this article is the product
of intelligent design, not of chance evolution of a PC running
on Windows, does not make me a creationist. Moreover, the image
of god I visualized after peeking into the innards of this marvel
of nanotechnological engineering we call a flagellum was not the
biblical one, but more closer to a bunch of nerds dressed in lab
------Why, then, did the Darwinists
keep saying that intelligent design is creationism in disguise
when obviously it is not? It seems that, unable to find more twistable
facts supporting their claims of evolutionary change, they have
to resort to outright lies to confuse even more the already confused
------But there is something even
more difficult to explain: at the very bottom of the food chain
bankrolling the Darwinists, one can always find several of the
foundations who act as cover fronts for the most reactionary Wall
Street banks, big oil, big pharma, and the military-industrial-academic
complex. If nanotechnology is what we find inside Darwin’s
black box, plenty of money provided by these foundations is what
we find inside Darwinism’s green box.
------Since the beginning of the
past century, and thanks to the concerted efforts of the system
of public education, the universities, the mainstream press and
television, human beings have become more gullible, more docile,
more easily controlled -- including the evolutionary biologists
------Most of today’s victimizers
have been the innocent victims of previous brainwashers. I would
not discard the remote possibility that some evolutionary biologists
sincerely believe their own lies. The ouroboros is an ancient
alchemical symbol represented by a serpent biting its tail. The
CIA calls the phenomenon blowback. It might also be called self-deception
by intellectual inbreeding.
------In his studies of cybernetic
mechanisms Norbert Wiener discovered the importance of feedback,
particularly negative feedback. Negative feedback is what keeps
a ship on course and a particular field of science alive. But
evolutionary biologists do not like negative feedback. Actually
they fear it. No wonder the Darwinian ship crashed long time ago
against a reef of facts and is sinking, though not as fast as
------On the other hand, I have to
admit that, though Darwinian science is doing poorly, the Darwinian
psy-op is working fine. When you control the system of public
education, the universities, and the academic and mainstream press,
as the Wall Street banks, big oil, big pharma, and the military-industrial-academic
complex do, you can easily fool most of the people most of the
Just recently I discovered that Behe has written another book,
The Edge of Evolution -- a sort of sequel to Darwin’s
Black Box --, in which he is going to prove beyond any reasonable
doubt the creationists’ error. Some early reviewers claim
that this one is even better than Darwin’s Black Box. Even
though I doubt it, for the sole reason that it is almost impossible
to write two masterpieces in a single life, I advise the readers
to read this new book.
------I, for one, however, will not
read The Edge of Evolution, because if I read it I would
feel even more angry and frustrated by the impossibility of changing
other people’s minds through facts, logic, and reasoning,
particularly the minds of people like the Darwinists, who think
that words are more important than facts.
------As my grandfather used to say,
don’t try to convince a mule unless you have a big stick
in your hand.