Field of Science

Biochemistry By Design

An excellent article appeared recently in TRENDS in Biochemical Sciences (subscription required) that is worthy of note here. The paper, entitled "Biochemistry by design" by BC Forrest & PR Gross, is a terrific primer and riposte to the so-called "Biochemical Challenge to Evolution" that Behe has been promoting in the past few years. The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has already posted an article on their site about this paper. The authors are well-versed in the creationism/ID "wars" having previously written the book, "Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design" which has just been published in paperback (with an updated chapter on the Dover trial). It's too bad that this great article is (apparently) not Open Access.


  1. You can ditch the apparently phrase. It is decidedly not open access

  2. Yeah, I knew that the journal was not OA, but I did not know if the article might be OA.
    From a practical point of view, it is hard for me to assess whether a given article is OA from my node within the U Iowa. Do you have a suggestion for how I can "test" this for a given article?
    Also, I wondered if TRENDS might consider making this particular article OA. Perhaps a few encouraging emails to the journal might be helpful.


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