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Creation and Evolution “Research Programs” (And Why It’s So Hard to Change Perspectives)

The idea of “research programs” helps explain why it’s so hard for people of different origins perspectives to understand each other, and even harder to change positions.

 

Reclaiming Design

In a recent book review published in Christian Century, BioLogos content manager Jim Stump endeavors to reclaim the word “design.”

 

Series: BioLogos Basics (8 entries)

So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book.

 

The Romance of Natural History

As practitioners of the emerging science of geology dug up previously unknown creatures of enormous size, readers of their books and articles responded with a mix of fascination and anxiety.

 

Why God Works Slowly

Like a master craftsman, the God who creates over billions of years is not in a hurry. Meticulous care goes into every creative action.

 

Hominin Evolutionary Patterns in the Early to Middle Pliocene: How Many Forms Are There?

These finds open up a new horizon of research into the earliest hominins and how they lived. They also provide us with even more clues in our ongoing search for the last common ancestor.

 

A “Church Kid” Learns to Integrate Theology and Biology

Everything changed for me when I learned to acknowledge that I was made in the image of Jesus, who was theology and biology integrated.

 

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.

 

NPR, Unicorns, and the Great American Cultural Divide

A recent NPR radio segment wins the prize for the most counter-productive example of science/faith journalism in recent memory.

 

Gene Editing in Human Embryos

We, both in the church and in broader society, need to think carefully together about how new technology should be used, even as we give thanks for the fruitfulness of modern science, medicine, and technology.

 

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.

 

Better Science for Clergy? PBS Discusses Science in Seminaries

Recently, the PBS show "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" featured a new program to help seminary students better understand science.

 

Galaxies, Genes, and the Glory of God

If you have ever struggled to communicate with friend or family member about evolutionary creationism, or simply how science and faith mutually enrich each other, this lecture is an amazing reference.

 

Did Newton’s God Vanish with the “Gaps” in His Science?

In none of these cases was Newton inserting God into a “gap” into our knowledge that science would someday fill. Rather, his prior belief in God helped him arrive at attitudes and ideas that have unquestionably advanced our understanding of nature.

 

R.C. Sproul on Science, Scripture, and the Age of the Universe

"I think we can learn from non-believing scientists who are studying natural revelation. They may get a better sense of the truth from their study of natural revelation than I get from ignoring natural revelation."

 

Series: Saturday Science Links (27 entries)

The biggest science stories of the week are reviewed.

 

If God created the universe, what created God?

Many arguments claiming to prove the existence of God have been proposed throughout the centuries. A popular argument is that, since all effects come from causes, there must have been a “first cause” that is outside the material world—an “uncaused cause”. The response to many of these arguments, however, is: “If God created the world, what created God?

 

Is There a War on Science? Reflecting on National Geographic's Cover Story

"The rhetoric of 'more scientific than thou' accomplishes almost nothing, reinforcing existing narratives rather than bringing more people into productive dialogue." Thankfully, magazines like National Geographic are beginning to realize this.

 

Is Science-Religion Conflict Always a Bad Thing? Some Augustinian Considerations

Historian Peter Harrison argues that harmony between faith and science is not as simple as it seems, and some versions of "harmony" can do damage to the Christian faith.

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