Category Archives: Evolution

A Short History of Purpose in Biology

Denis Alexander in his new book Is There Purpose in Biology starts with an outline of the history of thinking about Purpose and purpose in biology in the West and Middle East. Capital P Purpose is a metaphysical concept relating … Continue reading

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Purpose in Biology?

Yet another new book for our consideration. Denis Alexander, molecular biologist, former chair of the Molecular Immunology Programme at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge and emeritus director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, has recently published Is There … Continue reading

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A Plotless Story?

I was at a conference several years ago where the speaker, a well known pastor, reflected on science, evolution, and Christian faith. Human beings are story-telling animals. We use stories to understand who we are and why we are. The … Continue reading

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Evidence for (Human) Evolution

Why do scientists – even Christian scientists – find evolution convincing? What is the evidence for common descent, the relatedness of humans and great apes with a common ancestor millions of years ago? Darrel Falk, professor emeritus at Point Loma … Continue reading

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And Now Evolution

Although BioLogos and Reasons to Believe (or more accurately those Christians affiliated with these organizations) have similar views of divine action, there are significant disagreements when it comes to evolution. Chapter 7 of Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation: Discussing Origins … Continue reading

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Is it the Science?

The third essay in the new book Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design was written by Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos. Unlike the first two essays (by Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis, and Hugh Ross, Reasons to Believe) … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons

In the final chapter of The Adam Quest Tim Stafford provides a summary of the pros and cons of each of the young earth, intelligent design, and evolutionary creationist positions. He also adds some thoughts of his own from his … Continue reading

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