Official statement of Lehigh University (Michael Behe´s current employer) of the "Department Position on Evolution and "Intelligent Design"
The department faculty, then, are unequivocal in their support of evolutionary theory, which has its roots in the seminal work of Charles Darwin and has been supported by findings accumulated over 140 years. The sole dissenter from this position, Prof. Michael Behe, is a well-known proponent of "intelligent design." While we respect Prof. Behe's right to express his views, they are his alone and are in no way endorsed by the department. It is our collective position that intelligent design has no basis in science, has not been tested experimentally, and should not be regarded as scientific.The views expressed in above lecture was obviously so horrifying to the progressive new-age/atheist establishment, that they had to release a statement rejecting any and all sympathy with Behe´s research.
Keeping in mind the many crack-pot theories hailed by physics departments as "groundbreaking", such as "multi-verse-theory" or Darwin-inspired theories about "universes evolving through natural selection" etc. One cannot help but wonder: What is so dangerous about Behe´s assertions? The answer is disturbingly simple. Behe´s views are not anti-christian. Now, Intelligent Design does not support the details found in Genesis, nor attribute any moral preferences or personal attributes to an intelligent designer. Their only crime is not to explicitly deny the existence of the God of the Bible. But of course this more than suffices to discard the research as utterly unscientific.
Never mind the fact, that many of the evolutionist accounts of the origin of first life, such as the claim that certain chemical properties are simply "predestined for life" has clear pantheistic implications(see second article below). - That's all "fascinating and brilliant" as long as the anti-christian paradigm remains intact.
A similar case occurred after the publication of the first peer-reviewed article in support of Intelligent Design. Quickly after the publication of The origin of biological information and the higher taxonomic categories in Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington(117(2):213-239. 2004) - After realising that they had commited the ultimate sin, and actually published a paper which did not deny Christ, they of course panicked and released the below statement of apology.
The paper by Stephen C. Meyer, "The origin of biological information and the higher taxonomic categories", in vol. 117, no. 2, pp. 213-239 of the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, was published at the discretion of the former editor, Richard v. Sternberg. Contrary to typical editorial practices, the paper was published without review by any associate editor; Sternberg handled the entire review process. The Council, which includes officers, elected councilors, and past presidents, and the associate editors would have deemed the paper inappropriate for the pages of the Proceedings because the subject matter represents such a significant departure from the nearly purely systematic content for which this journal has been known throughout its 122-year history.
To view a presentation of Stephen Meyers latest book The Signature in the Cell go here
The origin of biological information and the higher taxonomic categories
DNA and the Origin of Life
Lastly and interesting clip with Andrew Flew, a famous and very serious atheist analytical philosopher and philosopher of religion, who after reviewing the above facts, changed his mind regarding the presence of an intelligent creator of life and universe.