Dr. John McWhorter who is a linguist by practice and who also doesn’t believe in the existence of God conducted an interview with biochemist Dr. Michael Behe on a liberal website called; bloggingheads tv. John McWhorter surprises Michael Behe with his profound enthusiasm for his book “Edge of Evolution” which was published back in 2007.
According to Dr McWhorter, though he had a keen interest in evolution, but didn’t feel the concept was rock solid. He questions mutations for example where there is no solid evidence that produces a ton of intermediate animals which shows a loss of functions and then the gains of other functions before it comes another animal. He finds when he tries to discuss his doubts about evolution, people in his circle accuse him of trying to bring God into it even though he actually denies His existence.
The interview continued with discussing such things as proteins, and some of the jobs they can perform in general. John McWhorter even said he has come closer to believing in the existence of God after reading Behe’s book even though he hates change. When the interview concluded, Michael Behe was very impressed and thought bloggingheads tv was a pretty nice outfit.
Here is where the confusion started, the same day the video was posted for the public to view, it was removed! Then there were accusations of censorship being implied such as “maybe we aren’t quite as free as we think” said Michael Behe. What happened was, John McWhorter received a lot of heat for not being hard on Michale Behe, caved in and requested the video to be removed. He then states, “with regret, that this interview represents neither himself, Professor Behe, nor Bloggingheads usefully.” Next, he apologized to anyone who found his interview to be objectionable.
Let me say, Dr John McWhorter welcome to the world of controversial issues on a broadcast! What you have gone through is typical of any host who brings up issues people feel strongly about. I suspect he thought he had violated some sort of rule or rules which later the site put up some clarification about. This particular site is operated by Robert Wright who is a well known liberal. The funny part of this story, Wright claims he never thought this would happen on his site! Where has he been? There are controversial issues all over the net. How could you not consider such a thing happening on a site which promotes “diversity” of views? I’m not sure why John McWhorter chose bloggingheads tv, but one thing is for sure, he could do better.