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Michael Behe

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Michael Joseph Behe ( BEE-hee; born January 18, 1952) is an American biochemist and an advocate of the pseudoscientific principle of intelligent design (ID).He serves as professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and as a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. Behe advocates for the validity of the argument for irreducible complexity (IC), which claims that some biochemical structures are too complex to be explained by known evolutionary mechanisms and are therefore probably the result of intelligent design. Behe has testified in several court cases related to intelligent design, including the court case Kitzmiller v. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Behe has received more than 398,038 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Behe is the 476th most popular chemist (down from 459th in 2019), the 6,598th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,368th in 2019) and the 84th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Michael Behe ranks 476 out of 509Before him are Jan Szczepanik, James B. Conant, Heinrich Rose, Carl Theodore Liebermann, Masatoshi Shima, and John Mayow. After him are Hieronymous Theodor Richter, Juan José Elhuyar, Heinrich Caro, Neil Bartlett, Alexey Favorsky, and Antoine Bussy.

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Among people born in 1952, Michael Behe ranks 341Before him are Erick Avari, David Weber, Jiří Paroubek, Ricardo Tormo, Anton Lesser, and Brad Whitford. After him are Lee Hae-chan, Wojciech Fibak, Patrick Strzoda, Valery Khalilov, Rachel Chagall, and John L. Hennessy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Behe ranks 6,598 out of 18,182Before him are Brian Hyland (1943), Arlie Russell Hochschild (1940), Leonard Rosenman (1924), Oscar Pettiford (1922), Sheryl Sandberg (1969), and Ethel Catherwood (1908). After him are John McIntire (1907), Jason Biggs (1978), Bobby Timmons (1935), Joel Stebbins (1878), Mark Cuban (1958), and Will Keith Kellogg (1860).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Michael Behe ranks 84Before him are Eric Betzig (1960), Donella Meadows (1941), Isabella Karle (1921), Maclyn McCarty (1911), Caleb Bradham (1867), and James B. Conant (1893). After him are Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856), Helen Murray Free (1923), George M. Whitesides (1939), James Crafts (1839), Allen J. Bard (1933), and Barbara Askins (1939).