Creation & Evolution

Was the fall historical?

Will Jones considers the challenges to traditional understandings of the fall in the light of his view that "modern scientific understandings of human origins do not envisage any period when the natural world was not characterised by death or disease of various kinds."

America's Clergy Are Teaming Up With Scientists

"The [American Association for the Advancement of Science] had begun to wrestle with how they could address the country’s intensifying science-religion divide. The non-profit organization had become attuned to the fact that some Christians—and especially evangelicals—often went to religious leaders, instead of scientists, for answers to scientific questions. The society saw an opportunity: Educate future religious leaders in any and all things STEM."

Written by Rebecca Heilwe, this article looks at a program for scientific education among American clergy.

What Australian biology students think of God and evolution

This interesting survey posted by the ABC begins:
 
A long-term study of Australian biology students reveals how attitudes towards creationism and evolution have shifted.
The survey, published in the journal Evolution: Education and Outreach, was started 32 years ago by Mike Archer at the University of New South Wales.
"I wanted to know what percentage of our incoming university students held a [creationist] view, which in effect meant we were wasting our time trying to teach them about the science of evolution," Professor Archer said.
 

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