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July 2009

Breathing at 30,000 Feet

Breathing at 30,000 Feet

Migration can often be a long and difficult journey for animals. For the bar-headed goose, migration often entails flights over the highest mountains in the world: the Himalayas.
July 31, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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The New Old Flood Geology

The New Old Flood Geology

George McCready Price dedicated The New Geology to bringing down the "geological column," a strategy which he believed would undermine the support of evolutionary theory and make way for the acceptance of a literal six-day creation.
July 30, 2009 
 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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The Mystery of the Soul

The Mystery of the Soul

What exactly is a soul? Is it a physical entity? Can it be separated from the body?
July 29, 2009 
 
Brain, Mind & Soul 
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An Intellectual Sun

An Intellectual Sun

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." - C.S. Lewis
July 28, 2009 
 
Science as Christian Calling 
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A Call for Peace in the Science/Faith Battle

A Call for Peace in the Science/Faith Battle

It is one of the oldest conflicts, one of the hardest fought, one of the most destructive. It is also, sadly, among the least necessary.
July 27, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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It’s Good to be Different

It’s Good to be Different

Variation among a species plays an important part in their evolution. The appearance of beneficial physical traits through genetic mutation drives species to evolve over time, as the best suited traits are passed on to future generations.
July 24, 2009 
 
Genetics 
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A Dangerous Book?

A Dangerous Book?

Biologist Ken Miller recalls first reading On The Origin of the Species during the summer after high school. Despite its revolutionary ideas about biology, Miller found the book fascinating for a completely different reason.
July 23, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Natural Selection: The Video Game

Natural Selection: The Video Game

Ever wanted to try your hand at establishing a viable evolutionary lineage? If so, the Science Channel has the perfect opportunity.
July 22, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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Different Types of Origins Stories

Different Types of Origins Stories

Whatever the setting, origins stories excite the imagination, and telling these stories is central to culture.
July 20, 2009 
By Darrel Falk 
Creation & Origins 
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Traces of our Evolutionary Past

Traces of our Evolutionary Past

Are wisdom teeth good for anything other than a trip to the dentist's office? Why do we have an appendix anyway? Today, these body parts seem to serve no purpose.
July 18, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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Science and Religion at the Darwin Festival

Science and Religion at the Darwin Festival

The Darwin Festival in Cambridge, held from July 6 - July 10, marked the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his publication of Origin of Species.
July 17, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Passing on the Burden

Passing on the Burden

Francis Collins explains that if churches do not embrace the challenge to educate future generations, those generations will face a far greater challenge instead.
July 16, 2009 
 
Christian Unity 
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New Study Catches Speciation in Action

New Study Catches Speciation in Action

A new study published in the August issue of American Naturalist has found that a single genetic change has sent two different populations of monarch flycatchers on the path to speciation.
July 15, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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Not Chaos, But Cosmos

Not Chaos, But Cosmos

Polkinghorne begins by discussing the "double mistake" of assuming that science deals with fact and religion merely with opinion.
July 14, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Blessed is the Peacemaker

Blessed is the Peacemaker

The news these days -- especially in the BioLogos part of the world -- is all about Francis Collins being tapped as possible head of the National Institutes of Health. If confirmed by the Senate, he will disengage from BioLogos and head a somewhat larger and more complicated entity.
July 13, 2009 
By Karl Giberson 
Christian Unity 
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In the Cathedral and In the Laboratory

In the Cathedral and In the Laboratory

As our technology continues to increase and science continues to play an important part in our modern lives, the battle between science and religion seems to keep escalating.
July 10, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Fire Starters

Fire Starters

Plants that have evolved to spread wildfire? The idea seems to go against what we'd consider "survival of the fittest".
July 09, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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A Tale of Two Papers

A Tale of Two Papers

Kenneth Miller tells a story of catching two students plagiarizing. It seemed quite clear that the two students had submitted the same papers, but the two argued it was merely by chance and that the fact that they were roommates explained why the papers seemed similar.
July 08, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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Word Games

Word Games

"Why would the omnipotent Creator of the universe use such a wasteful (and cruel) process of survival of the fittest to bring about the higher forms of life? This view of 'theistic evolution' goes against God's very nature -- and logic itself."
July 06, 2009 
By Karl Giberson 
Problem of Evil 
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Calling All Ants

Calling All Ants

As a boy, Sir John Lubbock helped none other than Charles Darwin, his next-door neighbor, to perform experiments. In the 1870s, he wanted to find out whether ants communicated with sounds. His method? In his own words, "I thought I would try the telephone."
July 03, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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Can God and Darwin Co-Exist?

Can God and Darwin Co-Exist?

A recent survey conducted by the British Council and marketing research company Ipsos MORI looked at the reactions of 10,000 individuals from ten different countries to Darwin and his theory of evolution.
July 02, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Fireflies: Natural Selection in Progress

Fireflies: Natural Selection in Progress

Many of us are familiar with the glow of fireflies that fills the air during the summer months. However, those pulses are more than just a pretty light show.
July 01, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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