Series: Saturday Science Links (29 entries)
The biggest science stories of the week are reviewed.
Senior Scholar Jeff Schloss Reviews “Faith vs. Fact” by Jerry Coyne in The Washington Post
Jeff Schloss argues that Jerry Coyne’s elevation of “fact” over “faith” is based in a misunderstanding of both science and religion.
Series: BioLogos Basics (8 entries)
So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book.
From the Archives: Evolution as a Scientific Theory
In common English usage, “theory” means something like “guess” or “hunch”. In science, however, a theory is an idea that has stood the test of time.
What does the fossil record show?
Though the fossil record does not include every plant and animal that ever lived, it provides substantial evidence for the common descent of life via evolution. The fossil record is a remarkable gift for the study of nature.
What is Evolution?
The word evolution can be used in many ways, but in biology, it means descent with modification. In other words, small modifications occur at the genetic level (i.e. in DNA) when a new generation descends from its parents. Over many generations these modifications can result in significant differences from the ancestral population.
What is the genetic evidence for human evolution?
The more research that is done on DNA, the more evidence we find that all life is related.
The Changing Face of Evolutionary Theory?
Is evolution driven mainly by random genetic variation, or are there other factors at play? Michael Burdett reviews the scientific debate.
I Have a Friend Who Believes Science Disproves Faith, Part 1
Is Christianity anti-science? Can Christians be good scientists? Is science the only source of true knowledge? Pastor Dave Gustavsen of Jacksonville Chapel addresses these issues.
What makes BioLogos different from Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design?
A short guide to where BioLogos fits in the origins debate.
Reflections on our Interview with Bill Nye
President Haarsma reflects on our big interview with Bill Nye, and explains how it relates to our mission.
Series: Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt” (11 entries)
From the Archives: Miracles and Science, Part 5
By getting rid of the miracle stories in the Bible, Bultmann and his followers hoped to make the Christian story more palatable to modern man. Although I recognize the emotional weight of this sentiment, I am not convinced that it is an intellectually coherent approach, mainly for reasons of self-consistency.
Newton, Leibniz, and the Role of God in Planetary Orbits
In the early 1700s, Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz famously disagreed about whether God periodically "corrected" the orbits of the planets. Why their disagreement matters for today's debates about God and evolution.
What Does it Mean to be “Pro-Science”? (and Why it Matters for Space Exploration)
Evangelicals are skeptical of space exploration—but can pastors change this from the pulpit?
God Decides, We Measure
The former chair of the Harvard University physics department muses on how faith gives meaning to his scientific work.
The Genesis Rock
The story of the Genesis Rock reminds us of how biblical and scientific accounts, despite their different purviews and purposes, remain inexorably linked in our understanding of origins.
Science and Theology: Questioning the “Two-State Solution”
Theology needs science, but science needs theology; there can be no two-state solution.
A Biologist's Perspective
In this video originally featured in March of 2012, Dr. David Finch, a biologist at New York University, discusses his thoughts on both Creationism and the effects of "new atheists" like Richard Dawkins.