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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Philip Yancey, Author of Vanishing Grace and Where is God When it Hurts?

[The BioLogos team] may be the only people in the world capable of pulling off this project. They have courage as well as unquestioned respect from both sides of the debate, which has long begged for bridge-builders.

- Philip Yancey, Author of Vanishing Grace and Where is God When it Hurts?