So, Do You Believe in Evolution?

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“So, do you believe in evolution?” I get this question all the time. I get it from my students, from the parents of my students, from my friends and from my colleagues. I’m tempted to respond (and to be honest, sometimes I have) “No, I believe in Jesus and I don’t believe in Santa Claus, but I don’t even ask myself whether I “believe” in evolution – that’s just not a sensible question.” 

Update (18 May 2016):  This blog post has been truncated because its contents are now copyrighted in the book, How I Changed My Mind About Evolution. The book page and ordering info can be found here.




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About the Author

Rodney J. Scott

Rod Scott is an associate professor of biology at Wheaton College, where he has taught for twenty-five years. His area of specialization is conservation genetics. He is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and served as the Program Chair for the 2011 ASA Annual Meeting. In 2012 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Costa Rica. He is married to Donna and has two grown children, Janeen and Phillip. He and his wife attend the Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois.

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