Today's entry was written by the BioLogos Editorial Team and features Dennis Venema.
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As many of our readers know, evolutionary biologist and BioLogos Senior Fellow Dennis Venema has been writing a series called “Evolution Basics” for the Forum, in which he discusses the evidence for evolution and how scientists think natural selection works to produce the biodiversity here on earth. The series is intended to be an introduction to evolutionary biology for those who are curious and may not have had much science in high school or college—or who are skeptical of the whole theory in general.
Recently, writer John Farrell of Forbes online took notice and interviewed Dennis about the series and his motivations for writing it. The article is a great introduction to the series and to one of BioLogos’s valued scholars.
Dennis Venema is professor of biology at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He holds a B.Sc. (with Honors) from the University of British Columbia (1996), and received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2003. His research is focused on the genetics of pattern formation and signaling using the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. Dennis is a gifted thinker and writer on matters of science and faith, but also an award-winning biology teacher—he won the 2008 College Biology Teaching Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. He and his family enjoy numerous outdoor activities that the Canadian Pacific coast region has to offer. Dennis writes regularly for the BioLogos Forum about the biological evidence for evolution.