Joined: Jan. 2006
Actually, as Jones understood perfectly well and pointed out directly, by the time Behe was forced on cross-examination to explain what IC was NOT, IC could no longer be proven wrong because it no longer made any coherent claims! Let's see...scaffolding doesn't count, exaptation doesn't count, a change in lifestyle doesn't count, organisms whose systems work just fine although missing 'essential' pieces don't count...well, what DOES count anymore?
As Judge Jones couldn't help but notice, NOTHING counted anymore. How can anyone 'prove wrong' a claim that a certain structure couldn't possibly evolve EXCEPT by all the different ways it COULD have evolved, which Behe disallows as "not what he meant"?
Jones DID answer Behe's points. Fully and directly. And by the time he was done, Behe didn't have any points at all anymore. Behe stomped on his dick bigtime. And as others are pointing out, science requires that one admit error, religion requires that one NEVER admit error. Now, which one is Behe? How many guesses do you need?
IC wasn't 'refuted', it was whittled away until nothing was left. Which is what happens to something based on NO theory, NO hypotheses, NO research, NO evidence. Nothing but pure religious faith. Jones points out with some humor that having been stripped of all but his simple faith, Behe was left sitting on the stand saying "I say it's science, I believe it, that settles it!"