Evolution Debate

Latest Blog Posts on the Evolution Debate


Micro Or Macroevolution?

Date: 10/22/2010

As far as I'm concerned, when someone asks the question "do you believe in evolution?" there are two responses. If you do believe that the diversity of life on earth is the result of a hereditary process similar or identical to Darwin's theory, you should say "Yes, I believe in evolution" If you do not believe that theory is basically correct, you think life arose according to different means, t ...

Related Topics: Microevolution, Macroevolution


Why Mormons Should Embrace Evolution: BYU Biology Professor Steven Peck

Date: 09/20/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Biology, By Common Consent Blog, BYU, Evolution, Flunking Sainthood, Here Comes Science, Intelligent Design, Jana Riess, Mormonism, Mormonism And Evolution, Mormons, Steven Peck, They Might Be Giants


Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)

Date: 08/31/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Evolution, Science And Faith, Theology


Weekly Meanderings

Date: 08/28/2010

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 ...



Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism? (RJS)

Date: 08/24/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Evolution, John F. Haught, Science And Faith


Evolution in the Key of D: Duty and Devotion (RJS)

Date: 08/19/2010

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 ...

Related Topics: Evolution, John F. Haught

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