BioLogos Basics Video #8: Genetics
Some of the strongest evidence for the common ancestry of all life forms comes from genetics.
Series: Adam, Eve, and Human Population Genetics (15 entries)
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.
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.
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."
Francis Collins Interviewed in National Geographic, Social Media Reacts
Francis Collins, BioLogos founder and current director of the National Institutes of Health, was profiled in the latest issue of National Geographic magazine. The profile, titled “Man of Science—and Faith”, included a short interview with Collins about how his faith impacts his scientific work, and his belief in the harmony between science and Christian faith.
Series: Saturday Science Links (27 entries)
The biggest science stories of the week are reviewed.
Atheism, Truth, and Certitude: Jeff Hardin Weighs In
We should strive to be fully integrated coherent human beings and, as Christians, perhaps more than any other people, we should be wanting that. I think that’s something that our faith insists of us.