Theory, Prediction and Converging Lines of Evidence, Part 3

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One of the challenges for discussing evolution within evangelical Christian circles is that there is widespread confusion about how evolution actually works. In this (intermittent) series, I discuss aspects of evolution that are commonly misunderstood in the Christian community.




Venema, Dennis. "Theory, Prediction and Converging Lines of Evidence, Part 3" N.p., 5 Apr. 2012. Web. 18 January 2019.


Venema, D. (2012, April 5). Theory, Prediction and Converging Lines of Evidence, Part 3
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References & Credits

Further reading

Gingerich PD, ul-Haq M, von Koenigswald W, Sanders WJ, Smith BH, et al. (2009) New Protocetid Whale from the Middle Eocene of Pakistan: Birth on Land, Precocial Development, and Sexual Dimorphism. PLoS ONE 4(2): e4366. Available online.

The Digital Library of Dolphin Development

Bajpai S, Thewissen, JGM, and Sahni, A (2010) The origin and early evolution of whales: macroevolution documented on the Indian Subcontinent. J. Biosci 34 (5); 673 -686.

About the Author

Dennis Venema

Dennis Venema is professor of biology at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He holds a B.Sc. (with Honors) from the University of British Columbia (1996), and received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2003. His research is focused on the genetics of pattern formation and signaling using the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. Dennis is a gifted thinker and writer on matters of science and faith, but also an award-winning biology teacher—he won the 2008 College Biology Teaching Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. He and his family enjoy numerous outdoor activities that the Canadian Pacific coast region has to offer. 

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