Tag Archives: Robert Asher

A Whale of a Story

No this one isn’t about Jonah. Rather it is about the fossil evidence and other evidence for the evolution of whales. Dennis Venema digs into this example in Adam and the Genome. Robert Asher has a chapter on whale evolution … Continue reading

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Probability, Complexity, and God

Robert Asher concludes his book Evolution and Belief with a brief discussion of probability in biology and closing thoughts on the belief in God. The randomness and improbability of evolution is often emphasized in the popular literature, but evolution is … Continue reading

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The Genes Agree – The Answer Is No

No, evolution isn’t a theory in trouble. There is ample evidence for common descent and evolution by natural selection. The last posts on Robert Asher’s book Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist considered fossil evidence for evolution. Dr. … Continue reading

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The Fossils Say No!

But what do the fossils say no to? (Spoiler: It isn’t evolution.) I’ve been summarizing and reviewing Robert Asher’s book Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist. Dr. Asher is a specialist in mammalian evolution as evidenced in the … Continue reading

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Always in Transition

One of the most common complaints about evolutionary biology is the absence of transitional fossils – the so-called missing links. This generally represents a significant misunderstanding of the nature of evolutionary change and a misunderstanding of the available evidence. We … Continue reading

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How the Fossil Record Supports Evolution

A scientific theory is not a hunch or mere speculation. Rather the term refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by many congruent lines of data. A further explanation from the NAS web site … Continue reading

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Of Crockoducks and Kangaroaches

One common argument brought up to cast doubt on the theory of evolution is the absence or paucity of intermediate or transitional forms. Much is made of the fact that there is no evidence for “macroevolution” – one kind becoming … Continue reading

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