Justin Topp

Justin Topp is an Associate Professor of Biology at Gordon College. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Biology at North Park University in Chicago, IL. His research interests are in cell and molecular biology and include cell signaling, alternative splicing, and currently, the molecular characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease.

  • Lakatos and the Creation-Evolution “Discussion,” Part 2

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    Lakatos and the Creation-Evolution “Discussion,” Part 2 | Justin Topp

      In “sticking to their guns”, opposing groups can continually form ad hoc auxiliary hypotheses to accommodate the data into their existing protected core.  Read More >

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  • Lakatos and the Creation-Evolution “Discussion,” Part 1

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    Lakatos and the Creation-Evolution “Discussion,” Part 1 | Justin Topp

    The relationship between data, hypothesis, and theory is clearly a muddy one, yet this is the way science progresses and accumulates knowledge.    Read More >

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  • Evangelicalism and Adaptation

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    Evangelicalism and Adaptation | Justin Topp

    Professor Topp reflects on why intellectual debates can't negate or diminish our faith. The intellect alone is insufficient; the personal and communal experiences of faith matter. Read More >

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