TITLE

Flagella Myths

AUTHOR(S)
Perakh, Mark
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Skeptic;2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how the Intelligent Design (ID) proponents created the myth that bacteria flagella look like man-made machines. When a mousetrap was not very successful example to illustrate Michael Behe's concept of irreducible complexity (IC), his ID colleagues switched to bacterial flagellum, a device used by bacteria for motility. Professor Niall Shanks displayed different image of flagellum and the ID advocates exploited the images, pointing their similarity to man-made machines.
ACCESSION #
35950810

 

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