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What you just said makes no sense at all if you're dealing with a pachinko machine that has a trillion holes.


What you just said is consistent with the reviews of Dawkins, Coyne, etc. so you're in good company.

It also demonstrates (what I believe to be) a lack of understanding of Behe's argument. I'm probably wrong, since I haven't read it yet. Someday.

What I've pieced together is that Behe says we can study the actual history of a bazillion* generations of the malaria parasite, and see what evolution has been able to accomplish, and that is more generations than were available for the entire history of mammals.

You don't have a trillion holes. You have at most what malaria has had, which is way more than all the mammals put together that have ever lived.

Do the math. If malaria has not been able to solve a problem (the sickle-cell defense) in it's bazillion opportunities, why think that mammals have been able to evolve so much more, with orders of magnitude less chances.

Handwaving by you and Dawkins doesn't even begin to answer this challenge.

Bryan

*a really big number used when I can't remember or don't know the actual number
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