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Ruppel, Emily

Emily Ruppel

As Web Editor, Emily Ruppel oversees the editorial content of the BioLogos website, including working with our many guest authors for our blog. She received a master’s degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in English from Bellarmine University. Since graduating MIT, she has worked as the Associate Director of Communications for the American Scientific Affiliation, where her favorite activity is editing and publishing God and Nature magazine, and as a freelance writer.

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Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

1 Part Series: Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

January 15, 2014 
Emily Ruppel, Deborah Haarsma 
Christian Unity, Science & Worldviews 
 
Genes, Cells, and the Changing Face of Technology, Part 1

2 Part Series: Genes, Cells, and the Changing Face of Technology

BioLogos interim web editor Emily Ruppel recently traveled to Boston for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, where she took an afternoon off from lecture-going to catch up with Doug Lauffenburger, head of the biological engineering department at MIT and a member of the American Scientific Affiliation.
March 11, 2013 
Emily Ruppel, Doug Lauffenburger 
Genetics 
 
No Place Like Home: An interview with ECF grantee Seung-Hwan Kim

No Place Like Home: An interview with ECF grantee Seung-Hwan Kim

Everyone is so worried about success and getting this or that honorable diploma—the people here are smart and understand many complex things perfectly—but it’s a long distance from the head to the heart.
July 22, 2014 
Emily Ruppel 
Featuring Seung-Hwan Kim
Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Pastoral Voices, Worship & Arts 
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Not So Dry Bones: An interview with Mary Schweitzer

Not So Dry Bones: An interview with Mary Schweitzer

We don’t have all the answers and never will. And when God says that he is revealed in his creation, I think that means we need to take care of what we have and understand where we came from. The more I understand how things work, the bigger God gets. When he was just a magician pulling things out of a hat, that doesn’t even compare to how I see him now!
July 21, 2014 
Emily Ruppel 
Featuring Mary Schweitzer
Education, History of Life, Science as Christian Calling 
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Origins News Roundup for May 14, 2014

Origins News Roundup for May 14, 2014

This week in our Origins News Roundup: News of new nucleobases, the future of synthetic biology, and some healthy dialogue and critique of certain aspects of modern science.
May 14, 2014 
Emily Ruppel 
Genetics, Morality & Ethics, Science as Christian Calling 
 
The Strange Tension Between Theology and Science

The Strange Tension Between Theology and Science

The problem comes when materialism, claiming the authority of science, denies the possibility of all other types of knowledge — reducing human beings to a bag of chemicals and all their hopes and loves to the firing of neurons. Or when religion exceeds its bounds and declares the Earth to be 6,000 years old. In both cases, the besetting sin is the same: the arrogant exclusive claim to know reality.
May 06, 2014 
Emily Ruppel 
Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews 
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An Impossible World

An Impossible World

What if political, social, religious, and scientific groups the world over adopted [a gracious] approach to dialogue and their own desires? What if we didn’t have to be snide and aggressive to get our point across and to elicit cheering (or jeering) from our respective constituencies?
April 30, 2014 
Emily Ruppel 
Christian Unity, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
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Book review: “Why Science Does Not Disprove God” by Amir D. Aczel

Book review: “Why Science Does Not Disprove God” by Amir D. Aczel

Thus, no matter what scientific evidence is amassed to explain the architecture of atoms, or the ways that neurons exchange chemical and electrical signals to create the sensations in our minds, or the manner in which the universe may have been born out of the quantum foam, science cannot disprove the existence of God — any more than a fish can disprove the existence of trees.
April 16, 2014 
Emily Ruppel 
Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews 
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New Videos Online from the ECF “Author of Life” Project

New Videos Online from the ECF “Author of Life” Project

When you are in church, do you act and speak differently than when you are in school? Do you tend to compartmentalize what you learn about in Biology class from what you learn about in Sunday School?
April 09, 2014 
Emily Ruppel 
Education, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Worship & Arts 
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Rethinking the Origins Debate

Rethinking the Origins Debate

Even among the majority [of Americans] who believe that God created humans, the chasm separating creationist and evolutionist views appears to be gargantuan. Are Americans really this divided over human origins? As a social scientist, I am skeptical about these findings.
February 18, 2014 
Emily Ruppel 
Creation & Origins, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science & Worldviews 
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The Bible, Evolution, and Grace

The Bible, Evolution, and Grace

If your core value is serving God and you believe that anything but a literal interpretation of the Bible is disobedient to God, you can’t hear any of the scientific arguments, and that was the way it was with me. Until I dealt with the loyalty question, I could not proceed to the science.
June 21, 2013 
Emily Ruppel 
Biblical Interpretation, Creation & Origins 
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Meet Jimmy Lin, “Medical and Scientific Doxologist”

Meet Jimmy Lin, “Medical and Scientific Doxologist”

In our current culture, we’re defined by our jobs. It’s having a vocation. I wanted to shift away from that. I didn’t want to be a doctor first and foremost, or a scientist, but one who praises God.
March 25, 2013 
Jimmy Lin, Emily Ruppel 
Genetics, Science as Christian Calling 
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