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.
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.
Just How Vast is the Cosmos?
When we refer to the vastness of the cosmos, exactly how large of a space are we describing?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?
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?
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.
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."
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?
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...