Friday, August 25, 2006
Andrew Arensburger at Ooblog (via Pharangula) is reporting the email response he got from Michael Behe (author of Darwin's Black Box) to his inquiry into Behe's advertised involvement in D. James Kennedy's exercise in dissembling, Darwin’s Deadly Legacy. Kennedy had apparently spliced some footage of an interview with Francis Collins, the head of the Human Genome Project, concerning Collins' book, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, into this pseudo-documentary so that he could promote Collins as one of the "experts" supporting the contention that Darwin was responsible for the Holocaust.
Collins, with great vehemence, has denied any such involvement. With less vehemence but no less certainty, Behe has also stated that Kennedy hijacked his name for this dishonest project. Asked to comment on his association with the program in light of Collins' statements, Behe replied:
I'm "associated" with it only in the sense that a clip of my appearance on a TV show of Dr. Kennedy's from years ago apparently is used in the film. I didn't know this program was in the works, have had no conversations with anyone from Coral Ridge about it, and had no input into it.