Course Description

Join renowned biochemist Michael Behe as he investigates the amazing evidence in biology for intelligent design and the growing evidence that challenges the modern theory of biological evolution known as Neo-Darwinism.  In 41 short and engaging video lectures, Behe tackles topics ranging from the history of biology to the latest biological discoveries. Each video lecture is accompanied by a short quiz, and a special digital certificate of completion is offered for those who finish the course.

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Curriculum

  • 1
  • 2

    Unit 2: Intelligent Design

    • Lesson 3: What Is Intelligent Design? (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 3

    • Lesson 4: What Is Intelligent Design? (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 4

  • 3

    Unit 3: Evolution

    • Lesson 5: What Is Evolution? (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 5

    • Lesson 6: What Is Evolution? (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 6

    • Lesson 7: What Is Evolution? (Pt 3)

    • Quiz 7

  • 4

    Unit 4: Neo-Darwinism

    • Lesson 8: What Is Neo-Darwinism?

    • Quiz 8

    • Lesson 9: The Significance of Neo-Darwinism (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 9

    • Lesson 10: The Significance of Neo-Darwinism (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 10

  • 5

    Unit 5: The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis and Beyond

    • Lesson 11: The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 11

    • Lesson 12: The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 12

    • Lesson 13: The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (Pt 3)

    • Quiz 13

    • Lesson 14: Skepticism of Darwin's Theory

    • Quiz 14

  • 6

    Unit 6: Molecular Machines and Intelligent Design

    • Lesson 15: Basic Biochemistry (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 15

    • Lesson 16: Basic Biochemistry (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 16

    • Lesson 17: Irreducible Complexity (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 17

    • Lesson 18: Irreducible Complexity (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 18

    • BONUS: Additional Articles Responding to Critics of Irreducible Complexity

    • Lesson 19: Implications of Biochemical Discoveries

    • Quiz 19

  • 7

    Unit 7: The Limits of Darwinian Evolution

    • Lesson 20: Probing the Limits of Darwinian Evolution (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 20

    • Lesson 21: Probing the Limits of Darwinian Evolution (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 21

    • Lesson 22: Probing the Limits of Darwinian Evolution (Pt 3)

    • Quiz 22

    • Lesson 23: Probing the Limits of Darwinian Evolution (Pt 4)

    • Quiz 23

    • Lesson 24: Self-Limiting Evolution (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 24

    • Lesson 25: Self-Limiting Evolution (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 25

    • Lesson 26: Self-Limiting Evolution (Pt 3)

    • Quiz 26

    • Lesson 27: Self-Limiting Evolution (Pt 4)

    • Quiz 27

    • Lesson 28: Self-Limiting Evolution (Pt 5)

    • Quiz 28

    • Lesson 29: Self-Limiting Evolution (Pt 6)

    • Quiz 29

  • 8

    Unit 8: Criticisms and Rebuttals

    • Lesson 30: Criticisms and Rebuttals—Attempts to Explain the Flagellum

    • Quiz 30

    • BONUS: The Amazing Flagellum

    • BONUS: The Type III Secretory System and the Flagellum

    • Lesson 31: Criticisms and Rebuttals—Attempts to Explain Blood Clotting

    • Quiz 31

    • Lesson 32: Criticisms and Rebuttals—The Problem of Evil

    • Quiz 32

    • Lesson 33: Criticisms and Rebuttals—Did God Create Chance?

    • Quiz 33

    • Lesson 34: Criticisms and Rebuttals—Two Philosophical Objections

    • Quiz 34

    • Lesson 35: Criticisms and Rebuttals: The Kitzmiller v. Dover Case

    • Quiz 35

    • BONUS: Explore More about Kitzmiller v. Dover

  • 9

    Unit 9: New Discoveries

  • 10

    Unit 10: The Reality of Mind

    • Lesson 38: Assault on Mind (Pt 1)

    • Quiz 38

    • Lesson 39: Assault on Mind (Pt 2)

    • Quiz 39

    • Lesson 40: Assault on Mind (Pt 3)

    • Quiz 40

    • Lesson 41: Summing It Up

    • Quiz 41

Instructor

Michael Behe

Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute

Michael Behe is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978, and he has authored dozens of technical articles and three major books: Darwin's Black Box, The Edge of Evolution, and Darwin Devolves. Dr. Behe’s books have been reviewed in the New York Times, Nature, Philosophy of Science, Christianity Today, and many other periodicals. Darwin's Black Box was internationally reviewed in over one hundred publications and named by National Review and World magazine as one of the 100 most important books of the 20th century. Dr. Behe has presented and debated his work at major universities throughout North America and England.