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Having “the talk” with college biology students

Clayton Carlson

Clayton Carlson
October 9, 2014

Contrary to David Barash's claim that Christian biologists employ “mental gymnastics,” I believe science is a way to learn about our Lord and Maker.

TimF
October 9, 2014

Professor Barash thinks the present world is statistically likely? I wonder what his statistical analysis says about how matter and energy came into being in the first place? Is that statistically likely too? If he relies on statistics, he has to deal with the underlying data.

Stubble
October 9, 2014

Beautiful description of two different worldviews! It strikes me that David Barash is much smarter and more educated than I am. And yet, I confidently believe that he's wrong about the origin of life. It's a humbling thought. Thank you for speaking the truth clearly, but also humbly. All too often Christians come across as arrogant: "how could you believe this all just happened? Are you blind?" And yet apart from God's grace, I'd believe the same lies.

bionerd87
October 22, 2014

During my evolution class I noticed something very familiar. What was familiar was the order of evolution or the basic timeline on when certain creatures came online. This order or timeline lines up perfectly with the story of creation. We do not know how long those first days were on earth. They could have been 1 sec or 1000 years. What I have ran into to is Christians thinking I cannot be a Christian because I am a Biologist and Biologist thinking I cannot be a Biologist because I am a Christian. When I went into science my grandfather who is a pastor had a particular hard time with it. What I constantly tell people is that you cannot put my God into a box because he is bigger than that box. Science and the Bible fit hand in hand. God might not have given us a scientific journal of the creation of the earth but he gave us the abstract. I have seen microevolution in my lab. I may never see macroevolution, but I am not discounting the fact that God could have used it to create the earth.

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