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Migration can often be a long and difficult journey for animals.  For the bar-headed goose, migration often entails flights over the highest mountains in the world: the Himalayas. Bar-headed geese have been observed flying at altitudes as high as 30,000 […]

In 1923, self-taught geologist and amateur scientist George McCready Price published his work The New Geology.  A vocal opponent of evolutionary theory and an advocate of young earth creationism, Price dedicated much of his book to bringing down the “geological […]

“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.” – Walter M. Miller, Jr.A Canticle for Leibowitz What exactly is a soul? Is it a physical entity? Can it be separated from the body? […]

Source: mangtacio / Flickr / All Rights Reserved “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis Professor Alister McGrath […]

Normally each Monday “Science and the Sacred” features an essay from one of The BioLogos Foundation’s leaders. However, this week we welcome a special entry from guest contributors Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum. It is one of the oldest conflicts, […]

In this TED lecture, Nina Jablonski — scientist, primatologist, and author of Skin: A Natural History — discusses the evolution of human skin color in response to varying levels of UV exposure in different geographical environments.  Inhabitants of equatorial areas, […]

Variation among a species plays an important part in their evolution. The appearance of beneficial physical traits through genetic mutation drives species to evolve over time, as the best suited traits are passed on to future generations. However, not every […]

Biologoist Ken Miller recalls first reading Darwin’s famous work The Origin of the Species during the summer after high school.  Despite it’s revolutionary ideas about biology, Miller found the book fascinating for a completely different reason: “The truth is during […]

Ever wanted to try your hand at establishing a viable evolutionary lineage?  If so, the Science Channel has the perfect opportunity.  The free game, “Who Wants to Live a Million Years?”, allows players to help a species survive a changing […]

“The God of my early religious training pulled off tricks that are not beyond the powers of any competent conjuror; Harry Houdini or David Copperfield could turn a stick into a serpent or water into wine without batting an eye.  […]

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