Jesus is for geologists (and other scientists)

I've always known that Jesus is for geologists, as well as for biologists, chemists, physicists, archeologists, astronomers, and all other sorts of scientists. There are, of course, many Christians who are scientists, and many scientists who are Christians. As a graduate student in geology, I found rich fellowship with a half dozen Christian geologists-in-training, and …

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C.S. Lewis, evolutionist

Dr. Jay Wile has an excellent summary of C.S. Lewis's beliefs about evolution on his Proslogion blog: Another Point About C.S. Lewis. To summarize the summary: Lewis refused to join or endorse the Evolution Protest Movement, even though it was led by a personal friend. His writings state acceptance of biological evolution [and, I should …

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Arsenic in DNA – maybe

News of surprising biochemistry: Thriving on Arsenic (NASA Astrobiology Magazine) NASA microbiologist Felisa Wolfe-Simon has discovered bacteria that apparently can use arsenic in its DNA in place of phosphorus. Most biochemistry can be done with six elements: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur (CHONPS). Smaller amounts of a variety of other elements are also …

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Pleistocene Park

From Yahoo! News/AP -- One scientist's hobby: recreating the ice age CHERSKY, Russia – Wild horses have returned to northern Siberia. So have musk oxen, hairy beasts that once shared this icy land with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. Moose and reindeer are here, and may one day be joined by Canadian bison and deer. …

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Environmental philosophies – some preliminary thoughts

I was reading sections out of Principles of Conservation Biology (Meffe et al., I have the 2nd edition) tonight just for fun*. The first two chapters lay a philosophical foundation for conservation biology, exploring various perspectives on environmental ethics and biodiversity. In chapter 1---What is Conservation Biology?---the authors discuss the philosophical movements that have led …

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