New Ideas in Evolutionary Biology: Implications for the BioLogos Perspective on Science and Christianity

The standard evolutionary paradigm (neo-Darwinism) describes the slow accumulation of random mutations followed by natural selection. The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES) is an emerging theory that includes additional mechanisms of variation (stress-directed mutations, whole genome duplication, horizontal gene transfer, retrotransposition), and involves evolutionary development, convergence, gene regulation and epigenetics. The implications of the EES for concepts of directional evolution and teleology, as well as Christian Evolutionary Creationism will be discussed.

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Andy Crouch, Journalist, Executive Editor for Christianity Today

The conversations I’ve experienced through BioLogos—with scientists, theologians, biblical scholars, philosophers, and pastors—have been among the most enjoyable, informative, and challenging learning experiences of my life. BioLogos seeks to bring both grace and truth to the many intersection points of contemporary science and biblical faith.

- Andy Crouch, Journalist, Executive Editor for Christianity Today