May Blog Highlights
Modern neuroscience raises many questions for Christians: Is there evidence that we are naturally disposed to religion? How do we explain the origin of these dispositions? What are the implications of such explanations of belief? These are the questions addressed by philosopher Michael Murray and biologist and BioLogos senior scholar Jeff Schloss in their new post “Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God?” Their excellent essay offers some key insights into the latest findings of psychology in a clear, understandable manner. What do they conclude about their questions? You can read the full post on The BioLogos Forum.
Elsewhere, biological anthropologist James Kidder continues his long-running series on “The Human Fossil Record” with a two-part look at the existence of archaic Homo sapiens in East Asia. Unlike the fossil records in Africa and Europe, Asia’s history is less clear, leading it to be known as the Dark Continent for human paleontology. Still, the fossils we do have shed some interesting light on our understanding of human evolution. You can read Kidder’s full posts here.
In our second excerpt from the upcoming Evolving: Evangelicals Reflect on Evolution, ecologist Dorothy Boorse shares her story of learning about evolution during her early schooling and explains why as Christians loving others is more important than being right. You can read her testimony, "A Fumbling Journey", here.
Of course, BioLogos fellows Dennis Venema and Ted Davis have continued their series on evolution basics and John Polkinghorne, respectively. Venema takes a look at both heritable variation and speciation, while Davis moves on to excerpts from John Polkinghorne’s famous work Belief in God in an Age of Science. You can read both series on The BioLogos Forum.