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October 2009

Biologos.org Introduces Collection of Leading Figures

Biologos.org Introduces Collection of Leading Figures

The BioLogos position sits between two extremes: those who insist modern science is the only source of truth and knowledge, and those who insist on an ultraliteral reading of the Bible as the only source of truth and knowledge.
September 30, 2009 
 
Christian Unity 
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Understanding Earth

Understanding Earth

When we read Genesis 1.1: "in the beginning God created the heavens and earth" we picture the origin of the atmosphere, space, solar systems, and galaxies. But in Genesis 1 "earth" does not mean the planet Earth.
September 25, 2009 
 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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The Gift of Thought

The Gift of Thought

According to a traditional Jewish tale, God once said to Abraham, "But for me, you would not be here." "I know that, Lord," he responded, "but were I not here, there would be no one to think about you."
September 24, 2009 
 
Brain, Mind & Soul 
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Newly Discovered Genetic Link Sheds Light on Evolution of the Four Chamber Heart

Newly Discovered Genetic Link Sheds Light on Evolution of the Four Chamber Heart

Scientists are one step closer to understanding this important evolutionary step thanks to the recent research of a team at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease.
September 23, 2009 
 
Genetics 
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Making Sense of the Natural World

Making Sense of the Natural World

As we have often stated throughout both our website and this blog, the mission of the BioLogos Foundation is to promote the harmony of faith and modern science, such as the theory of evolution.
September 22, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Reducing Irreducible Complexity, Part 2

Reducing Irreducible Complexity, Part 2

Michael Behe chose the mouse trap as his everyday example of a household gadget that was irreducibly complex. The structure of each part only makes sense in the context of how it functions with each of the others.
September 21, 2009 
By Darrel Falk 
Design 
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Reconciling Science With Scripture

Reconciling Science With Scripture

In the ancient world people were inclined to be much more interested in issues like order, functions, roles and general operations than in the material stuff of the physical world. Because of this, even their thinking about creation is more focused on the functional rather than the material.
September 18, 2009 
By John Walton 
Creation & Origins 
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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

As we continue to study genomes, we find striking similarities between our human genome and those of other organisms. These similarities can lead to one of two conclusions: either humans share a common ancestor with other living things, or the same design was used in the special creation of these different organisms.
September 17, 2009 
 
Genetics 
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Courage to Seek

Courage to Seek

"Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt." --Paul Tillich, "Saturday Evening Post"
September 16, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Who Cares About Darwin?

Who Cares About Darwin?

There is an odd rearguard action to undermine evolution taking place that I don't quite understand.
September 14, 2009 
By Karl Giberson 
Science & Worldviews 
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Reading Nature and Reading Scripture

Reading Nature and Reading Scripture

I recently led a seminar on faith and science at a large Christian music festival in rural Illinois. One pugilistic gentleman bulldogged me all week, insisting that geologists and biologists were misguided and mistaken. "If evolution is right," he said, "then the Bible is wrong―about everything."
September 11, 2009 
By Daniel Harrell 
Biblical Interpretation 
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Our Story

Our Story

In the early chapters of Genesis, we meet Adam and Eve, the original man and woman formed from the dust of the Earth, brought to life by the breath of God, and placed in a beautiful garden with a mysterious tree whose fruit gives knowledge.
September 10, 2009 
 
Creation & Origins 
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The Message-Incident Principle

The Message-Incident Principle

As I argued in a previous contribution, the Bible presents a 3-tiered universe. One of the most important passages in the New Testament is the Kenotic Hymn, and it employs this view of the structure of the cosmos.
September 08, 2009 
By Denis Lamoureux 
Biblical Interpretation 
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Saving Anthony

Saving Anthony

Some time ago, I spoke with a theologian who has accepted the findings of the physical sciences--the earth is 4.5 billion years old--but not the biological sciences. Macro-evolution, he believes, is an illusion.
September 07, 2009 
By Darrel Falk 
Pastoral Voices 
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Physics and the Body of Christ

Physics and the Body of Christ

John Polkinghorne, the world-famous physicist, got to church early on a recent Sunday. It had been nearly twenty-five years since he had preached in this church and celebrated the Eucharist with its members.
September 04, 2009 
By Dean Nelson 
Lives of Faith 
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New Eyes

New Eyes

"If faith has meaning, it can't be off in one part of you. It has to be integrated. I think my faith adds to the experience of being a scientist in the way that discovering something has more meaning, sort of glimpsing the mind of God."
September 03, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Creatures Great and Small

Creatures Great and Small

Among the distinguishing features of living creatures, size is certainly one of the most noticeable. Life on earth encompasses everything from microscopic one-celled bacteria to the gargantuan blue whale, the largest animal to have ever lived, at a size of up to 30 meters and a weight of 120 tons.
September 02, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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A Culture War

A Culture War

The discussion surrounding evolution is often marked by the loud voices of opposing sides. To some, evolution represents a challenge to morality and religion that must be fought head on.
September 01, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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