This video has been out for a while but I just saw it reposted on a blog I saw through Twitter. I’m not going to summarize the video here; rather, just give it a quick watch, it’s only two minutes.
Honestly, it’s a bit embarrassing and I feel bad for him. His attempt to disprove irreducible complexity demonstrates that 1) he doesn’t actually understand it or 2) displaces the information. When he changed the mousetrap to function as a tie clip that tie clip then becomes a new mechanism. Whether that tie clip was actually irreducibly complex or not doesn’t matter. His attempt would be correct if he could remove or change a part of the mouse trap while keeping it’s function as a mouse trap.
As for the scholarship of intelligent design and irreducible complexity, he’s simply incorrect there as well. Darwinists always do this and it’s just annoying and dishonest (or simply wrong). For a list of peer-reviewed articles that have been published in regards to intelligent design and irreducible complexity (and yes, the words are used in the articles, sorry Ken) please see the Discovery Institute’s list.