In this series, Kathryn Applegate addresses the concern that randomness implies the absence of God's activity and involvement in the natural world. She begins by clearing up some common misconceptions about the concept of "randomness", and later focuses on the mechanisms of the immune system to demonstrate that God works through random processes to preserve life. Far from being an indication of a "godless" universe, one might conclude that randomness is one of God’s favorite mechanisms for creating and sustaining life!
  • Misconceptions about Randomness

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    Misconceptions about Randomness | Kathryn Applegate

    “Randomness,” when taken to mean unconquerable unpredictability--the future is unpredictable and will be regardless of scientific progress--is inherent to many of God's pr... Read More >

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  • That’s Random! A Look at Viral Self-Assembly

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    That’s Random! A Look at Viral Self-Assembly | Kathryn Applegate

    Indeterminacy does not imply that God does not have foreknowledge of future events. Christians shouldn't be uncomfortable with the idea of God interacting creation through chance... Read More >

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  • Adaptive Immunity: How Randomness Comes to the Rescue

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    Adaptive Immunity: How Randomness Comes to the Rescue | Kathryn Applegate

    Surely the design of a highly specific antigen-binding site could not be accomplished by random mutations! Actually, yes, though the story is not as simple as a single gene... &n... Read More >

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  • Evolution and Immunity: Same Story?

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    Evolution and Immunity: Same Story? | Kathryn Applegate

    The evidence suggests that God has chosen to work through a random process, one which involves the routine creation and destruction of millions of cells that never get used. Read More >

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