Showing posts from November, 2012

Calling creationist high school teachers

I'm hatching a little scheme especially for young-earth creationist high school biology teachers.  I'm especially interested in high school teachers who have experience using one of the several Christian biology textbooks currently available.  The project I envision will involve a bit of work, and the only reward I can offer is the satisfaction of helping your fellow teachers (and home school parents).

If I've piqued your curiosity, and you'd like to know more, send me an email.

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Marcus Ross at ETS

CORRECTIONS:  Next year's panel discussion at ETS is on the role of ancient near eastern literature in biblical interpretation, not the historical Adam as indicated.  Also I've  informed that Gregg Davidson is not a fellow of BioLogos.

Marcus Ross (Liberty University paleontologist) attended last week's meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, where there was a debate about young-earth vs. old-earth.  Since this debate greatly interested me, I asked him to write up a summary for my blog.  So here's Marcus:

Fossils, Rocks, and Plate Tectonics: I must be at ETS! Marcus Ross
I’m a fossils and rocks guy, so when I go to professional meetings, I usually go to the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.  But instead of being at GSA, this year I’m at the Evangelical Theological Society meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I’m sitting in on a 3-hour long debate between two geologists. 
And I mean that sincerely.  This was a very good debate over young…

Our new chestnut trees

This week, the Bryan College Arboretum welcomed two new additions to the campus tree population.  Read all about it:

Bryan joins effort to restore American chestnut

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What would convince me? Part 2

A couple months ago, I posted a response to a reader's question about what it would take to convince me to accept evolution. It was an interesting way to think about it, and it really forced me to think more carefully about why I take the position that I do. In that first post, I responded to criticisms that I'm a fideist or suffering from cognitive dissonance, which prompted another reader to write in to tell me that I write about myself too much. And here I'm doing it again. Sorry.

Anyway, ironic emails aside, the initial question that prompted this series was
If somebody convinced you that evolution (and an old earth) and Christianity were compatible, would you give up Young Earth Creationism? Now I suppose one could read that as a fishing expedition for what scientific arguments convince me that creationism is correct, but I read it a different way: Would biblical compatibility alone be enough to convince me to accept evolution or an old earth? To that question, …

Protein evolution or no?

I've been pretty busy lately, and I don't think that busy-ness is going to let up any time soon.  In lieu of actual content written by me, I refer you to this interesting little post I just stumbled across:

Protein Evolution - Two Responses

I'm not sure who's blogging at that site, but the author cites an interesting contrast that's worth thinking about.  I often wonder how two creationists can look at the same exact data and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.  We can't fall back on the old "viewing through different worldviews" excuse that we use for genuine evolutionists.  So what gives?

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