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June 2009

Three Ways to View the Fossil Record

Three Ways to View the Fossil Record

As we continue to study the fossil record, we find a correlation between the age of rock layers and the types of organisms we expect to find.
June 30, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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In The Bones

In The Bones

I am a fan of the blog "Jesus Creed." Recently it published an interesting post about the transition from fins to limbs as evidenced by fossils of an organism trapped in sediment 375 million years ago.
June 29, 2009 
By Darrel Falk 
History of Life 
1
 
Just How Vast is the Cosmos?

Just How Vast is the Cosmos?

When we refer to the vastness of the cosmos, exactly how large of a space are we describing?
June 26, 2009 
 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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The Vastness of the Universe

The Vastness of the Universe

This week we have been looking at the beauty of the stars and galaxies of our vast universe, brought to us through the efforts of modern astronomy. However, while the vastness of the universe can certainly be a source of wonder and amazement, it can also raise doubts about the existence of a creator.
June 25, 2009 
 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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Fighting Misconceptions With Astronomy

Fighting Misconceptions With Astronomy

Christopher J. Corbally holds a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the American Astronomical Society. He is also a Jesuit priest.
June 24, 2009 
 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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The Heavens Declare

The Heavens Declare

The image above, provided by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula. The nebula is located about 166,000 light years away from us.
June 23, 2009 
 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

I recently read some published sermons by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The depth and breadth of his eloquent defense of truth and justice are profoundly inspiring. My favorite of his sermons begins with a verse from Matthew: "Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."
June 22, 2009 
By Francis Collins 
Science as Christian Calling 
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Four New Discoveries Shed Light on Puzzling Origins of Life

Four New Discoveries Shed Light on Puzzling Origins of Life

While the fact that life on Earth has emerged and flourished is abundantly clear, the mechanisms behind the origin of life still evade scientists. Where did the proteins and genetic information that have given rise to life originate?
June 18, 2009 
 
Creation & Origins 
1
 
Firing Squads, Fine-Tuning, and the Multiverse

Firing Squads, Fine-Tuning, and the Multiverse

Polkinghorne asks us to consider the example of bring tied before a firing squad of twelve highly-trained sharpshooters. However, after the shots ring out, to our surprise we are still very much alive. How could this be?
June 17, 2009 
 
Design 
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Research Team FInds Protein Central to Gene Evolution

Research Team FInds Protein Central to Gene Evolution

We have known for sometime that parents pass physical and behavioral traits through their genes to their children, but the exact physical explanation for why certain genes are chosen over others has remained unclear.
June 16, 2009 
 
Genetics 
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Saving Faith

Saving Faith

The popular organization Answers in Genesis, led by Ken Ham, warns that BioLogos and like-minded organizations are "destructive to biblical authority and are leading so many people astray."
June 15, 2009 
By Karl Giberson 
Christian Unity 
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Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

"In a system, a process that occurs will tend to increase the total entropy of the universe." How, then, can evolution claim that the complexity of species is increasing? Doesn't this movement towards order violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics?
June 11, 2009 
 
Creation & Origins 
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The Acid of Evolution?

The Acid of Evolution?

"Darwin's idea eats through just about every traditional concept, and leaves in its wake a revolutionized worldview," writes philosopher Daniel Dennett on the potentially faith-shattering power of evolution.
June 10, 2009 
 
Science & Worldviews 
1
 
Our Genetic Photo Albums

Our Genetic Photo Albums

In his book Coming to Peace with Science, Darrel Falk explains several genetic clues that point to common ancestry, including duplicate genes and "psuedogenes".
June 09, 2009 
 
Genetics 
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Evidence for Evolution in the Mouths of Birds

Evidence for Evolution in the Mouths of Birds

A friend tells me the most important task for The BioLogos Forum is to present evidence of evolution in ways people without a biology background can understand.
June 08, 2009 
By Darrel Falk 
Genetics 
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Does Science Have Room For Miracles?

Does Science Have Room For Miracles?

If we accept a scientific view of the world in which fixed physical laws hold true, how can we believe in miracles? After all, miracles are a suspension or interruption of these laws by God.
June 06, 2009 
 
Divine Action & Purpose 
1
 
Biodiversity on a Microscopic Scale

Biodiversity on a Microscopic Scale

Looking for an example of how environment affects the evolution of a species? Look no further than your own forearm.
June 04, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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Religious Views on Evolution

Religious Views on Evolution

While many talk about a general conflict between religion and evolution, the truth is that the acceptance of the theory varies greatly among religions and even denominations.
June 03, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Galileo and the Holy Inquisition

Galileo and the Holy Inquisition

This year marks the 400th anniversary of telescope astronomy, first begun by Galileo's observations of the night sky and the publication of his treatise Sidereus Nuncius in 1610.
June 02, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Creating a Community to Explore the Harmony of Science and Faith

Creating a Community to Explore the Harmony of Science and Faith

Today would have been my mother's 100th birthday. At her memorial service last year, family and friends sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." The verses powerfully captured the loss I felt as a grieving son, but the chorus offered reassurance...
June 01, 2009 
By Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
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