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The BioLogos Forum is designed to foster a serious and comprehensive discussion of Christian faith and the sciences. We believe that charitable engagement of different perspectives within the Church helps sharpen our thinking and deepen our commitment to the truth that is hidden in Christ. So while many of the articles and videos under the distinctive Forum banner come from BioLogos staff and Senior Fellows, we feature a range of voices, including those that disagree with us and with each other. Unless otherwise noted, views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here, and join the conversation in the comments section at the end of each post.

The Boxer and the Biologist

The Boxer and the Biologist

When the boxer and the biologist collided that November evening, they both had a substantial following, and they presented a sharp contrast to the audience: a pugilistic, self-educated fundamentalist evangelist against a suave, sophisticated science writer. When it comes right down to it, not all that different from Ken Ham versus Bill Nye, except that Ham has a couple of earned degrees where Rimmer had none.
July 31, 2014 
By Ted Davis 
Biblical Authority, Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Creation & Origins, Education

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The Christian Reformed Church votes to support scholarship on human origins

The Christian Reformed Church votes to support scholarship on human origins

We should celebrate the many times that our churches and colleges encourage scholarship. I saw several delegates at Synod stand up and speak directly about the importance of supporting scholars who engage the science and religion dialogue. The recent Synod decision was a move in the right direction.
July 03, 2014 
By Jeff Hardin, Loren Haarsma
Evolution & Christian Faith project, Human Origins, Science as Christian Calling 
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A Christian Response to Tooby and Cosmides’ “Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer”

A Christian Response to Tooby and Cosmides’ “Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer”

EP focuses on the cognitive proficiencies shared by all humans regardless of culture, race, nationality, education level, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, or marital status. In Christian terms, EP focuses, we offer, on our common grace—on the wondrous talents and gifts God has bestowed humanity.
July 02, 2014 
By Ryan Hornbeck, Justin Barrett
 
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BioLogos Basics Video #4: How did God create the ingredients for life?

BioLogos Basics Video #4: How did God create the ingredients for life?

God could have created a fertile planet miraculously in an instant, but when we look carefully at the physical evidence, it appears that the earth has a longer history as part of the universe.
July 01, 2014 
By Jim Stump, Andrew DeSelm
Astronomy & Physics, Creation & Origins 
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The Origin of Modern Humans: The Fossil Evidence, Part 3

The Origin of Modern Humans: The Fossil Evidence, Part 3

One thing is clear from this survey: the earliest sites with modern human remains have been securely dated to greater than 150,000 years ago.
June 30, 2014 
By James Kidder
History of Life, Human Origins 
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Doubting Thomas (Aquinas)

Doubting Thomas (Aquinas)

Once we have placed God in the causal chain, there is no escape from the inevitable question: what caused God?
June 26, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Biblical Interpretation, Divine Action & Purpose, Earth, Universe & Time, Science as Christian Calling 
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Origins News Roundup for June 25, 2014

Origins News Roundup for June 25, 2014

This week in origins news: twists and turns in the evidence for cosmic inflation, a very clever computer, and more resources on the compatibility of science and faith.
June 25, 2014 
By Hannah Birky
Brain, Mind & Soul, Creation & Origins, Earth, Universe & Time 
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Defending the Truth or Building a Stumbling Block?

Defending the Truth or Building a Stumbling Block?

While my work was not directly focused on evolution, the topic was everywhere around me, just as creationism was part of the culture of the South where I grew up. Confronted almost daily by my ignorance of the science of evolution, I decided to embark on a study. I was confident that if Christianity were true, it could withstand even the toughest questions.
June 24, 2014 
By Kathryn Applegate
Biblical Interpretation, Creation & Origins, Science & Worldviews 
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The Origin of Modern Humans: The Fossil Evidence, Part 2

The Origin of Modern Humans: The Fossil Evidence, Part 2

The amount of effort that has been placed on European palaeoanthropology in the last 200 years has resulted in a wealth of hominin material relating to the appearance of modern humans that is unparalleled in the rest of the Old World, so much so that it would be impossible to describe even half of the most important finds in this review.
June 23, 2014 
By James Kidder
History of Life, Human Origins 
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Evolution Basics: At the Frontiers of Evolution, Part 1: Frontier Science, Abiogenesis and Christian Apologetics

Evolution Basics: At the Frontiers of Evolution, Part 1: Frontier Science, Abiogenesis and Christian Apologetics

It is not a surprise that a scientific theory will address areas that are poorly understood: indeed, it is expected that theories, as they expand, will naturally have a frontier where the science is far from settled.
June 19, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Creation & Origins, Genetics, History of Life, Science as Christian Calling 
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Christ, Trinity, and Creation, Part 2

Christ, Trinity, and Creation, Part 2

Christ is the reason the natural sciences work: he is the source of the laws of nature, and he contains and underpins the natural sciences. Christ is the pattern for all created things, while the Spirit – his presence in the created world – breathes the divine fire into the equations.
June 18, 2014 
By Mark Harris
Christ & New Creation, Creation & Origins 
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Christ, Trinity, and Creation, Part 1

Christ, Trinity, and Creation, Part 1

The biblical texts of creation’s praise speak of the whole of creation as imbued with the presence of the Holy Spirit; they give non-human reality a gifted theological significance of its own (a grace) which it can’t have in deism. Realization of this point has led many working in the science-religion field to identify the immanent work of the Spirit with evolutionary sciences, with emergence, complexity, novelty, and chance in nature.
June 17, 2014 
By Mark Harris
Biblical Interpretation, Creation & Origins 
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The Origin of Modern Humans: The Fossil Evidence, Part 1

The Origin of Modern Humans: The Fossil Evidence, Part 1

But where, exactly, did we come from? Is there evidence for the earliest modern humans in the Holy Land? Is there a sharp break between those that came before, and us? Was there a time when there were only two humans on the planet?
June 16, 2014 
By James Kidder
History of Life, Human Origins 
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What Americans Think and Feel about Evolution

What Americans Think and Feel about Evolution

The new Gallup survey shows in broad strokes the challenge we face. But more nuanced surveys find that only 8% of Americans are convinced creationists whose beliefs are dear to them, and only 4% are convinced atheistic evolutionists whose beliefs are dear to them. The vast majority of Americans are not sure of their position and are open to a conversation.
June 13, 2014 
By Deborah Haarsma
BioLogos, Human Origins, Young Earth Creationism 
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Peters Against the Process Theologians: Did God Really Create the Cosmos?

Peters Against the Process Theologians: Did God Really Create the Cosmos?

Why are we so quick to give up the idea of an initial origin? Or, to put it more precisely, why does a temporal beginning seem to be so expendable when explicating our theological concept of creation out of nothing?
June 12, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Biblical Interpretation, Earth, Universe & Time, Science as Christian Calling 
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From Cosmos to Psyche: The 2014 ASA/CSCA/CiS Annual Meeting

From Cosmos to Psyche: The 2014 ASA/CSCA/CiS Annual Meeting

We are interactive human beings with a capability and a need to connect with others. Those connections can be through electronic or written means but nothing can replace the need for direct personal engagement. Our annual meetings continue to provide that interaction in an environment of open discussion and often vigorous debates.
June 11, 2014 
By Randy Isaac
Brain, Mind & Soul, Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Earth, Universe & Time, Science as Christian Calling 
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