Saturday Science Links: November 15, 2014
Conflicts, collisions, and comets are the theme in this week's Saturday Science Links.
Adam, Eve, and Human Population Genetics, Part 1: Scripture, science, and defining the issues
Does the human race all descend from two individuals? Genomic science says no, but it doesn’t rule out the possibility that Adam and Eve were still historic persons.
Series: Reviewing “Darwinism and the Divine” (3 entries)
Pope Francis on Evolution, Creation, and Magic
Pope Francis is reiterating a basic claim in Catholic Christianity: If one acknowledges that God creates by giving creatures not only their existence but also their natures, one can reconcile an evolutionary worldview with the Christian faith.
An Ancient and Dynamic Universe
While reading about and studying the processes that gave rise to this astonishing world, please don’t forget that it is beautiful. It is not merely mechanics, but poetry.
Saturday Science Links: October 25, 2014
In science news this week, read about magical nose cells, 45,000 year old thigh bones, and the weirdest looking dinosaur ever.
God Decides, We Measure
The former chair of the Harvard University physics department muses on how faith gives meaning to his scientific work.
Growing Up Evangelical: My Story of Making Peace With Evolution
My childhood in the evangelical church gave me the toolkit that led me to eventually accept the evidence for evolution, and marvel at the God who created it all.
Series: Evolution Basics (50 entries)
Written by BioLogos Fellow of Biology Dennis Venema, this series of posts is intended as a basic introduction to the science of evolution for non-specialists.
Ken Ham, We Need a Better Conversation (Perhaps Over Dinner?)
BioLogos president Deb Haarsma responds to Ken Ham’s recent comments about Hugh Ross, and pleads for a more gracious conversation between Christians on issues of faith and science.
Why Evolution Debates Don’t Matter
The 1930 showdown between evolutionist Schmucker and creationist Rimmer generated a lot of heat but shed very little light on the real issues behind the debate.
The Evolution of a Southern Baptist
Recent high-school graduate Jacob shares about his journey from young-earth creationism to evolutionary creationism, and how his faith was challenged and strengthened along the way.
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.
Responses to David Barash on God and Evolution in the Classroom
Here are some of the best responses from around the web to David's Barash's controversial editorial about God and Evolution in the New York Times.
How to Build A Bridge: Reviewing "Surprised by Scripture" by NT Wright (Part 1)
New BioLogos content editor Brad Kramer reviews Chapter 1 of “Surprised by Scripture” by NT Wright, and sees Wright’s work as a signpost for the future of the science/faith debate.
Series: Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt” (9 entries)
God as Process Engineer: Creator, Sustainer, Reedemer, and Provider
From a Judeo-Christian perspective, all of these curiosities dovetail into a profoundly meaningful explanation: Being made in God’s image helps to explain our creative and investigative skills, particularly when we consider that God has specially engineered this universe to reveal himself to human beings.
Origins News Roundup for August 6, 2014
News about the Ebola outbreak and initiatives in genomic medicine lead our news roundup this week, with a collection of research and learning opportunities in biology and at the science/faith border to follow.
Series: On Creating the Cosmos, by Ted Peters (9 entries)
Last year I introduced readers to one of the leading voices about Christianity and science, John Polkinghorne. I also helped BioLogos bring in another leading voice, Robert Russell. This new series introduces a third prominent Christian thinker, Lutheran theologian Ted Peters, Research Professor Emeritus in Systematic Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (http://www.ctns.org/), and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.