Michael Behe
#538 Overall Influence

Michael Behe

American biochemist, author, and intelligent design advocate

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Michael J. Behe is an American biochemist, author, and advocate of the pseudoscientific principle of intelligent design . He serves as professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and as a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Behe is best known as an advocate for the validity of the argument for irreducible complexity , which claims that some biochemical structures are too complex to be explained by known evolutionary mechanisms and are therefore probably the result of intelligent design. Behe has testified in several court cases related to intelligent design, including the court case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District where his views were cited in the ruling that intelligent design is not science and is religious in nature.

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Queens College
Queens College

College in New York City

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Lehigh University
Lehigh University

University in Pennsylvania

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Drexel University
Drexel University

Private research university with its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

Private research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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    #56 World Rank #17 USA Rank
    Biology
    #1459 World Rank #460 USA Rank
    Chemistry
    #38901 World Rank #9908 USA Rank
    Literature