Latest Blog Posts on the Evolution Debate
Recently a young mother complained to me that a non-Mormon family member had given her children the They Might Be Giants album Here Comes Science, which contains a song about evolution called "My Brother the Ape" (check out the great cartoon music video ). She was uncomfortable with the lyrics because she felt they were incompatible with Mormonism, the Bible, America, and apple pie. Pro ...
Dr. Robert Cargill and I go back several years (I tell a bit of the story here in his Noah's Ark debunking interview ). I always appreciate his perspective, because he's got pretty serious credentials as a scientist, a biblical scholar, and a man of faith. He has a seminary degree, a Ph.D. in Second Temple period archaeology, and is an expert on Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discov ...
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get annoyed so much by those who write on theology and evolution. It's usually just deism and ...
Nothing like the beauty of creation to wake us up on a Saturday morning. I hope your coffee tastes better looking at God's world. This will be our last Weekly Meanderings at Beliefnet. Next week it will be at our new site at Patheos , and that move has been consuming some of my blog-reading time but here are a few links... Jay Phelan has some insightful words about the internet ...
This is the final post from John F. Haught's book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life . The last chapter of the book deals with the concept of deity - who or what is this God that imparts meaning to the underlying facts of the material world? I have been asked on a number of occasions, by e-mail, in comments, and in person, how my view of evolutionary cre ...
The next two chapters of John F. Haught's book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life deal with the topics of duty and devotion. While Haught's discussion of death left something to be desired, his discussion here is worth some thought and conversation. Evolutionary explanations of duty and devotion reduce both to nothing more than an impulse ge ...
This has been a busy summer for me - much more so than usual - and it has taken me a while to work through John F. Haught's book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life . I find this book something of a mixed bag. It is interesting and useful for the perspective Haught brings to thinking about a layered approach to meaning within creation, but it i ...
Yes, you read the title for this post right. This is SMcK and not RJS, but this post is on evolution. Why? Because I just finished reading Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory (Modern Library Chronicles) , and found the book's story -- and the theory of evolution's history -- fascinating. Whether you dip into the Cuvier or Lamarck, or whether you focus on Darwin' ...
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