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Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: A Review of “Why Evolution is True”, Part 1

Reviewing “Why Evolution is True”

In this three part series, Robert C. Bishop provides a helpful review for Evangelicals of the book Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne. He first debunks many outdated ideas and myths about the theory of evolution and its implications. He then goes on to critique Coyne’s conclusions about God as a “bad designer.” He further addresses how Christianity and science overlap as well as how to have a meaningful discussion between two individuals with radically different views.

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Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: A Review of “Why Evolution is True”, Part 1

Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: A Review of “Why Evolution is True”, Part 1

I want to lay out some of the key myths and indicate how Coyne’s discussion can help Christians get a more accurate understanding of evolution.
May 04, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Science & Worldviews 
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Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: Part 2

Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: Part 2

The image of God as an engineer or designer is a creation of 18th century deism, not a biblical image.
May 11, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Science & Worldviews 
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Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: Part 3

Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: Part 3

Reconciliation is a much more demanding task than integration because it means an ongoing conversation between us and the unpredictability of how that ongoing conversation may affect each of us and our view of things.
May 19, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Science & Worldviews 
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A Response to Coyne (and Contemporary Atheists Generally), Part 1

A Response to Coyne (and Contemporary Atheists Generally), Part 1

Much of his blog response focuses on my exposing his theological speculations about a designer in the context of evolutionary biology. Coyne claims to be doing straightforward scientific inference–looking at various evolutionary developments and then drawing consequences for what they would mean if some being had designed them.
June 13, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
 
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A Response to Coyne (and Contemporary Atheists Generally), Part 2

A Response to Coyne (and Contemporary Atheists Generally), Part 2

Central to Coyne and these atheists’ approach to religion is what looks to be a straightforward intellectual or scientific value: objectification. Objectification is a stance towards things that abstracts away from so-called subject-related qualities. The latter include the meanings of and relationships among things that show up within our ordinary experience, values, aims and concerns.
June 22, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
 
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