Darrel Falk

Darrel Falk is former president of BioLogos and currently serves as BioLogos' Senior Advisor for Dialog. He is Professor of Biology, Emeritus at Point Loma Nazarene University and serves as Senior Fellow at The Colossian Forum. Falk is the author of Coming to Peace with Science.

  • On Reverse Engineering the Human Embryo

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    On Reverse Engineering the Human Embryo | Darrel Falk

    Exciting advances in biotechnology present us with difficult ethical questions about the earliest stages of human life. Read More >

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  • New Advances in Gene Editing of Human Embryos

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    New Advances in Gene Editing of Human Embryos | Darrel Falk

    The technology to “fix” genetic defects in embryos is fast developing. Christians need to be informed. Read More >

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  • New Hominin Species Discovered

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    New Hominin Species Discovered | Darrel Falk

    On September 10, the discovery of a new Homo species was announced. What does it mean for our understanding of human evolution?   Read More >

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  • Thoughts on "Darwin’s Doubt" (Reviewing "Darwin’s Doubt": Darrel…

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    Thoughts on "Darwin’s Doubt" (Reviewing "Darwin’s Doubt": Darrel… | Darrel Falk

    Darwin’s Doubt is a well-researched and fairly accurate picture of contemporary biology. It is the best case yet presented by the ID movement, though its conclusions are unconvi... Read More >

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  • Southern Baptist Voices: And in Conclusion...

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    Southern Baptist Voices: And in Conclusion... | Darrel Falk

    My goal in leading this organization for these past three and a half years has been to lay the groundwork to help my fellow evangelicals see that the conflict is not that strong Read More >

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  • The Vision Lives On . . . and On

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    The Vision Lives On . . . and On | Darrel Falk

    I cannot overstate the joy and privilege of leading an organization that—from the beginning—was so uniquely poised to help the conservative church in its process of coming... Read More >

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  • A BioLogos Response to William Dembski, Part 3

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    A BioLogos Response to William Dembski, Part 3 | Darrel Falk

    The Christian faith begins with Christ, not nature “taken by itself.” Faith in Christ informs reason, and faith and reason work together.  Read More >

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  • A BioLogos Response to William Dembski, Part 2

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    A BioLogos Response to William Dembski, Part 2 | Darrel Falk

    I now respond directly to Dembski’s analysis of “Darwinism” and how BioLogos differs from the view he critiques. Read More >

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  • A BioLogos Response to William Dembski, Part 1

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    A BioLogos Response to William Dembski, Part 1 | Darrel Falk

    We think that God created all living organisms, including humans, through the evolutionary process. But acceptance of creation through evolution does not mean that we reject...  ... Read More >

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  • A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 2

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    A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 2 | Darrel Falk

    Keathley declares the historicity of Adam and Eve to be a “litmus test,” though for what exactly he does not say. Presumably he means for biblical orthodoxy, not for being... Read More >

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  • A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 1

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    A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 1 | Darrel Falk

    BioLogos would like to thank Dr. Keathley not only for his work in writing his introductory essay, but for his willingness to organize essays by other Southern Baptist scholars. &nbs... Read More >

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  • Southern Baptist Voices: An Ongoing Series

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    Southern Baptist Voices: An Ongoing Series | Darrel Falk

    This week, we take that commitment to engage in charitable dialogue with those who disagree with us by posting the first of several essays from Southern Baptist scholars.   Read More >

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  • BioLoguration II

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    BioLoguration II | Darrel Falk

    We want to cultivate a world where Christian young people feel emboldened in their faith—rather than weakened—when they come to understand the strength of the scientific d... Read More >

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  • Dead Bones with a Living Message

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    Dead Bones with a Living Message | Darrel Falk

    Pääbo notes several lines of genetic evidence for the evolution of modern humans from earlier hominids in Africa, as well as for the interbreeding between early humans and N... Read More >

  • On Deciphering the Signature

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    On Deciphering the Signature | Darrel Falk

    The interesting thing about this is that Steve Meyer and I are probably really in almost the same exact position when it comes to our core beliefs. We differ primarily in one regard. Read More >

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  • NPR’S Adam and Eve Story

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    NPR’S Adam and Eve Story | Darrel Falk

    The NPR story implies there are only two options for Christians—dismiss the conclusions of science, or dismiss the notion of a historical couple named Adam and Eve.   Read More >

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  • Was Humanity Inevitable?

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    Was Humanity Inevitable? | Darrel Falk

    If the tape was rewound and evolution started over from scratch, Conway Morris says, the end result would be similar: a species characterized by intelligence and complex civilization. Read More >

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  • BioLogos and the June 2011 “Christianity Today” Editorial

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    BioLogos and the June 2011 “Christianity Today” Editorial | Darrel Falk

    The editorial, in other words, has shown that in their view mainstream evangelical Christianity and mainstream science can co-exist in harmony. Read More >

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  • BioLogos and the June 2011 “Christianity Today” Cover Story

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    BioLogos and the June 2011 “Christianity Today” Cover Story | Darrel Falk

    They all together cry out in unison with a loud voice—“Created!”...they also, in a subtle, but persuasive whisper, add the all-important qualifying phrase—&ldq... Read More >

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  • Karl Giberson Moves On to Create More Time for Writing

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    Karl Giberson Moves On to Create More Time for Writing | Darrel Falk

    Karl's journalistic expertise, his sense of style, his sixth sense of what will and won’t work and, eminently, his scintillating writing have been key to the impact of BioLogos.... Read More >

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  • The Crutch

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    The Crutch | Darrel Falk

    Providing the crutch for non-believers to lean on is a well-intentioned strategic error that has no benefit and likely does much harm.   Read More >

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  • On Answering Answers in Genesis’s Question

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    On Answering Answers in Genesis’s Question | Darrel Falk

     “Do two Nazarene professors endorse the idea that rejecting Christianity is more viable than believing Paul in the New Testament?” -Ken Ham Read More >

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  • Ken Ham, BioLogos, and Calvary’s Love

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    Ken Ham, BioLogos, and Calvary’s Love | Darrel Falk

    Mr. Ken Ham, President of Answers in Genesis, has been uninvited to two upcoming homeschooling events due to his harsh criticism and unkind words about The BioLogos Foundation. Read More >

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  • One Seed

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    One Seed | Darrel Falk

      Kimberly Alexander’s work as an artist is inextricably tied to her work as an ESL teacher, welcoming international students to her classroom and to their new country a... Read More >

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  • The Dawning of a New Day

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    The Dawning of a New Day | Darrel Falk

    BioLogos and its impact on the evangelical scene was one of the top ten stories of 2010 as judged by both Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition. This is good, I suppose. However... Read More >

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  • Joanna’s Story

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    Joanna’s Story | Darrel Falk

    Nurtured in an "all Christian environment," I knew little else. But certain questions tended to nag at me.  Read More >

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  • The Vision Lives On

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    The Vision Lives On | Darrel Falk

    BioLogos has remained alive and is thriving. By the time this article was written, 239,000 unique individuals had visited the site. Read More >

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  • The BioLogos Forum: A Place for Conversation

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    The BioLogos Forum: A Place for Conversation | Darrel Falk

    Dr. Albert Mohler suggests that Biologos promotes the relinquishing of inerrancy, that Paul was wrong about Adam, and that the Fall was not historical. We would like to respond... Read More >

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  • “I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He, Part 2

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    “I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He, Part 2 | Darrel Falk

    I have just returned home from the Vibrant Dance of Faith and Science Conference in Austin, Texas. This is likely the first conference of its sort ever held. Read More >

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  • Are We Facing the Demise of Big Tent Evangelicalism?

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    Are We Facing the Demise of Big Tent Evangelicalism? | Darrel Falk

    Eventually, I think even the fundamentalists will come to see that they need to allow science books in their library and fundamentalism will undergo its own evolution. Read More >

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  • On Being Able to Stand up Straight Again

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    On Being Able to Stand up Straight Again | Darrel Falk

    The story is not only about a woman stooped over in pain, but also to notice that it is the story of God’s people unnecessarily carrying the heavy load of legalism. Read More >

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  • “I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He

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    “I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He | Darrel Falk

    There are many Christians who are wondering why we would co-sponsor a meeting in which a significant percentage of the speakers think so differently than we do about science... Read More >

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  • Defining ID

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    Defining ID | Darrel Falk

    The topic of Intelligent Design (ID) comes up frequently here. Because ID can be hard to pin down, it’s worth pausing to remind ourselves what we’re talking about when we ... Read More >

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  • On Living in the Middle

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    On Living in the Middle | Darrel Falk

    When trying to speak to both of two groups on opposite ends of the spectrum and trying to help each see there is middle ground, the forces tugging from opposite sides can be painful.&... Read More >

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  • Evidences for Evolution, Part 2a: The Whales’ Tale

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    Evidences for Evolution, Part 2a: The Whales’ Tale | Darrel Falk

    If evolution is true, we would expect that living whales and living hoofed mammals should share extinct common ancestors, from which they descended with modification. Read More >

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  • Evidences for Evolution, Part 1: An Ancient Earth

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    Evidences for Evolution, Part 1: An Ancient Earth | Darrel Falk

    The only conclusions in science which are widely accepted are those which are supported by multiple, reinforcing lines of evidence—“all roads must lead to Rome.”&nbs... Read More >

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  • Signature in the Synteny

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    Signature in the Synteny | Darrel Falk

    The hypothesis of common ancestry between similar organisms makes a very straightforward prediction about their genomes... Read More >

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  • On the Courage of Bruce Waltke

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    On the Courage of Bruce Waltke | Darrel Falk

    Given this state of affairs, academics who work in evangelical institutions put their careers on the line if they accept the scientific data that God created through natural selection... Read More >

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  • Joint Statement by Darrel Falk and Bruce Waltke

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    Joint Statement by Darrel Falk and Bruce Waltke | Darrel Falk

    The controversy over the posting of a video by Bruce largely relates to difference in teaching styles, probably significantly affected by differences in our disciplines. Read More >

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  • Does Genetics Point to a Single Primal Couple?

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    Does Genetics Point to a Single Primal Couple? | Darrel Falk

    Are we, as C.S. Lewis puts it in his Chronicles of Narnia, the “sons of Adam and daughters of Eve”? Read More >

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  • On Seeing Intelligence in Unintelligent Design

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    On Seeing Intelligence in Unintelligent Design | Darrel Falk

      We do not pretend that showing faith and science can exist in harmony will be easy. It has taken a long time to get to our current state of disharmony Read More >

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  • Report on BioLogos-Reasons To Believe Dialogue

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    Report on BioLogos-Reasons To Believe Dialogue | Darrel Falk

    Three scientists and a theologian who support BioLogos met in Washington, DC, with scientists and a theologian from Reasons To Believe to discuss areas of agreement and disagreement. Read More >

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  • Response from One of Jerry Coyne’s Fleas

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    Response from One of Jerry Coyne’s Fleas | Darrel Falk

      The noted atheist and evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne has referred to BioLogos as a flea that needs to be scratched. Read More >

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  • Why BioLogos?

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    Why BioLogos? | Darrel Falk

    Outside of my family and my personal relationship with God, there is nothing in recent years that has shaped me more profoundly than the Sunday School class I teach. Read More >

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  • On Reading the Signature: A Response to Stephen Meyer

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    On Reading the Signature: A Response to Stephen Meyer | Darrel Falk

    I do not believe, that he is unqualified—quite the opposite. Meyer is likely more qualified as a philosopher than I, as a scientist. Dr. Meyer has ventured into my discipline, b... Read More >

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  • Signature in the Cell: A Follow-Up

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    Signature in the Cell: A Follow-Up | Darrel Falk

    The work Meyer had been discussing that led up to that final dismissive statement about “cranks” on page 322, was that of Gerald Joyce and Jack Szostak.  Read More >

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  • Signature in the Cell: A Letter to Our Readers

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    Signature in the Cell: A Letter to Our Readers | Darrel Falk

    Dr. Stephen C. Meyer says with certainty that science has reached a dead end and the only other possibility is that there is a mind behind the code of life.  Read More >

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  • Signature in the Cell

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    Signature in the Cell | Darrel Falk

    There is a Mind who was before all things and through whom all things are held together. Hence, I believe in intelligent design. But am I in the Intelligent Design (ID) movement? No. Read More >

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  • Darrel Falk on How We Should Discuss the Question of Evolution

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    Darrel Falk on How We Should Discuss the Question of Evolution | Darrel Falk

    Falk answers the question of how those who accept BioLogos' views should share their belief those who have differing views, emphasizing the need for "mutual respect."   Read More >

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  • Surprised by Joy

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    Surprised by Joy | Darrel Falk

    Truly, we as a family were surprised by joy. Evolution aside, we had found a home in evangelical Christianity. Read More >

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  • One Hundred and Fifty Years…and Counting

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    One Hundred and Fifty Years…and Counting | Darrel Falk

    Darrel Falk profiles three individuals with impressive academic credentials who reject evolution. Their stories show why we should focus on the Sacred as much as we do on Science. Read More >

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  • On Coming to Peace in the Family of God

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    On Coming to Peace in the Family of God | Darrel Falk

    The Church will endure not because of articulate words or persuasive arguments. The Church will endure because of what the Church is. It is the Body of Christ united in love.  Read More >

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  • On Feeling at Home in the Family

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    On Feeling at Home in the Family | Darrel Falk

    What I missed most was the joy of being with family. In those early years after my return, we would often sing a chorus, "I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God." Read More >

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  • Protecting our Children

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    Protecting our Children | Darrel Falk

    I believe in evolution but struggle with how to teach my children to approach science and the Bible in a way that doesn't hurt them intellectually or destroy their faith in Scripture.... Read More >

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  • Reducing Irreducible Complexity, Part 2

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    Reducing Irreducible Complexity, Part 2 | Darrel Falk

    The mouse trap is an everyday example of a household gadget that was irreducibly complex. The structure of each part only makes sense in the context of how it functions with others. ... Read More >

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  • Saving Anthony

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    Saving Anthony | Darrel Falk

    Anthony's theology had to be nailed down tightly. When he found that his theology didn't mesh with the facts, he thought he had no choice but to give it all up. Read More >

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  • Reducing Irreducible Complexity, Part 1

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    Reducing Irreducible Complexity, Part 1 | Darrel Falk

    It wasn't just Behe and Denton. The time was ripe for a new approach to demonstrate the scientific credibility of creation for the millions who believed in a creator. Read More >

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  • Different Types of Origins Stories

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    Different Types of Origins Stories | Darrel Falk

    True respect for the authority of Scripture means that we don't demand that it answer questions it was not addressing.   Read More >

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  • In The Bones

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    In The Bones | Darrel Falk

    A search for long-extinct fish demonstrates the strength of evolutionary theory.  Read More >

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  • A Rational Belief

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    A Rational Belief | Darrel Falk

    My granddaughter Sara is six years old. About six months ago, her mom called to tell me Sara wanted to talk about some theological concepts...like, "Who made God?" and "Where is heave... Read More >

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