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December 2013

St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fittingness of Evolutionary Creation, Part 2

St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fittingness of Evolutionary Creation, Part 2

“…no one thinks that Michelangelo ‘wasted’ marble because there were leftover marble pieces after he had completed sculpting his masterpiece, David. There is no waste when the agent fittingly attains his end. Likewise, I propose that extinct species are not pointless waste.”
December 31, 2013 
By Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P. 
Evolution & Christian Faith project, History of Life 
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St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fittingness of Evolutionary Creation, Part 1

St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fittingness of Evolutionary Creation, Part 1

“As I have explained to my students at Providence College, it is easy for human beings to write a book, but it is impossible for them to make a book that writes itself. On the other hand, God not only causes, but also creates creatures who are in themselves true causes.”
December 30, 2013 
By Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P. 
Evolution & Christian Faith project, History of Life 
17
 
I Am BioLogos: What We Offer

I Am BioLogos: What We Offer

“At a time when the internet is overcrowded with all sorts of information and misinformation on every topic, and the origins issues are no exception, it is good to have a place where you can be sure that the information is dealt with by experts.”
December 27, 2013 
By Pablo de Felipe 
BioLogos 
0
 
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

A video greeting from BioLogos President Deborah Haarsma
December 24, 2013 
By Deborah Haarsma 
BioLogos 
0
 
I Am BioLogos: Averting Tragic Choices

I Am BioLogos: Averting Tragic Choices

“I am grateful for BioLogos and its mission; it provides a crucial service to Christ and his church, and helps faculty like me to be salt and light on the university campus.”
December 23, 2013 
By Jeff Hardin 
BioLogos 
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I Am BioLogos: Equipping the Church

I Am BioLogos: Equipping the Church

“What distinguishes BioLogos is that it unflinchingly embraces what God is making clear to us about both His universe and His methodologies, and powerfully defends the Christian faith in light of it, thereby equipping the believer and the Church, and making our faith more impervious to assault.”
December 20, 2013 
By Stephen Ashley Blake 
BioLogos 
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The Miraculous Meniscus of Mercury

The Miraculous Meniscus of Mercury

“What Boyle was driving at is one of the most contentious ideas in the contemporary controversy over origins: methodological naturalism, the idea that scientific explanations ought to refer only to ‘natural’ causes, such as ‘natural’ laws, mechanisms, or forces.”
December 19, 2013 
By Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Science as Christian Calling 
22
 
From the Dust: History of a Worldview

From the Dust: History of a Worldview

With From the Dust, it was our goal to help Christians see the complexity of the issues raised by modern science, as well as help them to courageously engage with the theological conversations happening within the sphere of Christian culture today.
December 17, 2013 
By Ryan Pettey 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Science & Worldviews 
1
 
Human Moral Responsibility and the Sciences of the Mind

Human Moral Responsibility and the Sciences of the Mind

“I believe it is fair to conclude that the supposed threat posed to human free will and moral responsibility from the very much work-in-progress social and cognitive human sciences is quite overblown.”
December 16, 2013 
By Tim O'Connor 
Evolution & Christian Faith project, Morality & Ethics 
6
 
BioLogos Book Club

BioLogos Book Club

If you’re new to investigating the relationship between science and Christian faith, the Book Club is a great place to start the journey.
December 13, 2013 
 
Education 
3
 
Evolution Basics: The Placental Revolution, Part 2

Evolution Basics: The Placental Revolution, Part 2

“One shared feature of haplorhine primates is their curious inability to make their own vitamin C, forcing them to acquire it from their diet. This is unusual – the majority of mammals (including non-haplorhine primates) are able to make vitamin C starting from the basic dietary sugar glucose.”
December 12, 2013 
By Dennis Venema 
Genetics, History of Life 
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“I Am BioLogos”

“I Am BioLogos”

“I see BioLogos as an invaluable resource for parents who want to help their children grow as thoughtful, faithful Christians who make a real difference in today's world.”
December 11, 2013 
By Dr. Mark D. Roberts 
BioLogos, Education 
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Christian Education and its Shortcomings: Why We Need a Fair and Balanced Approach to Origins Part 2

Christian Education and its Shortcomings: Why We Need a Fair and Balanced Approach to Origins Part 2

“As fathers, it worries us that Christian education so often preaches dogma instead of teaching science. We need to do a better job being examples to our children, showing them that we can handle complex and controversial topics with integrity and grit.”
December 10, 2013 
By Brian Eisenback, Ken Turner 
Education, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
6
 
Christian Education and its Shortcomings: Why We Need a Fair and Balanced Approach to Origins Part 1

Christian Education and its Shortcomings: Why We Need a Fair and Balanced Approach to Origins Part 1

“Too many students believe in a particular viewpoint with deep passion and emotion, but are unable to articulate their own view in detail, much less any views that differ from their own. If Christian educators do not teach students multiple perspectives, then students will continue to be uninformed and underprepared.”
December 09, 2013 
By Brian Eisenback, Ken Turner 
Education, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Origins News Round-up for December 6, 2013

Origins News Round-up for December 6, 2013

This week’s Origins News Roundup features highlights from a recent conference of evangelical theologians, exciting human fossil finds, tell-tale lice, and a few words from the Pope.
December 06, 2013 
 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Genetics, History of Life, Human Origins 
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Robert Boyle’s Clockwork Universe

Robert Boyle’s Clockwork Universe

“What did he think of the Greek notion of nature? Simply put, Boyle believed it was inappropriate—both theologically and scientifically—to speak of “Nature” doing anything at all.”
December 05, 2013 
By Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Science as Christian Calling 
16
 
Science and Faith issues in Ancient and Medieval Christianity, Part 3

Science and Faith issues in Ancient and Medieval Christianity, Part 3

“...many modern authors supposed that most Ancient and Medieval Christians were anti-scientific flat-earthers, while they were neither. On the other hand, the frequent (but by no means uniform) denial of the antipodes/antipodeans during the Medieval times was neither anti-scientific nor connected with a flat earth belief.”
December 04, 2013 
By Pablo de Felipe, Robert D. Keay 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
3
 
Science and Faith issues in Ancient and Medieval Christianity, Part 2

Science and Faith issues in Ancient and Medieval Christianity, Part 2

“Antiochene scholars argued that a text could not say more than could be connected to its literal and historical context … This hermeneutic, when pressed consistently, leads to a cosmology that includes a flat earth.”
December 03, 2013 
By Pablo de Felipe, Robert D. Keay 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Science and Faith Issues in Ancient and Medieval Christianity, Part 1

Science and Faith Issues in Ancient and Medieval Christianity, Part 1

“When asking questions about the relationship between the Bible and science it is important to understand and respect the approach the biblical writers take toward the natural world. It is very easy, especially in our scientifically-minded world, to ask questions of the biblical text that the biblical writers would have little or no interest in answering.”
December 02, 2013 
By Pablo de Felipe, Robert D. Keay 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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