Faith, science, and BioLogos

One of the regulars over at worldmagblog emailed me today about a website he thought I would find interesting, after I had mentioned my difficulty finding good materials to evaluate the conflicting claims of creationism and evolution. I had heard of Francis Collins before – mostly from posts at worldmagblog – but I knew little about him except that he is a highly respected scientist who is also a Christian, and who sees his faith and his science as compatible rather than contradictory.

He set up The BioLogos Foundation “to address the escalating culture war between science and faith in the United States.” Through a variety of resources, it “addresses the central themes of science and religion and emphasizes the compatibility of Christian faith with scientific discoveries about the origins of the universe and life.”

I’ve just started exploring the BioLogos website, but I certainly like what I see so far. There are answers to Frequently Asked Questions about faith and science, such as:

  • What is the proper relationship between science and religion?
  • Can scientific and scriptural truth be reconciled?
  • Does thermodynamics disprove evolution?
  • How are the ages of the Earth and universe calculated? How accurate are those figures?
  • How does the Fall fit into evolutionary history? Were Adam and Eve historical figures?
  • How should we interpret the Genesis flood account?

Some of the “Coming soon” questions are:

  • Can evolution explain morality?
  • How does the harshness of evolution align with the idea of a loving God?
  • How can evolution account for the complexity of life on earth today?

There are also articles, discussion groups, resources for teachers, and more. If you have an interest in this area, it’s well worth checking out.

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