New Ideas in Evolutionary Biology: Implications for the BioLogos Perspective on Science and Christianity

The standard evolutionary paradigm (neo-Darwinism) describes the slow accumulation of random mutations followed by natural selection. The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES) is an emerging theory that includes additional mechanisms of variation (stress-directed mutations, whole genome duplication, horizontal gene transfer, retrotransposition), and involves evolutionary development, convergence, gene regulation and epigenetics. The implications of the EES for concepts of directional evolution and teleology, as well as Christian Evolutionary Creationism will be discussed.

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Justin Barrett, Chief Project Developer for the Office of Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives at Fuller Theological Seminary

A striking thing about BioLogos, not just that it convenes and equips thought leaders, but that it also cultivates Christian worship. Deep respect for God's written revelation and the powerful tools of science flows into adoration of the Creator.

- Justin Barrett, Chief Project Developer for the Office of Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives at Fuller Theological Seminary
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