Over the years, I’ve encountered many objections to the reconciliation of Christianity to Neo-Darwinian evolution. One of the most common and forceful objections pertains to the alleged loss of human dignity that comes with a biology of common descent. As Christian rock singer Larry Norman sang in “God Part III,” “I don’t believe in evolution. I […]
Here’s are some clips from an interview I did with Pastor Todd Petkau of Riverwood Church in Winnipeg. In these clips we discuss creation, Darwinian evolution, and doubt. Dr. Randall Rauser Interview – Unapologetic from Riverwood Church on Vimeo.
A couple weeks ago I picked up Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini’s What Darwin Got Wrong (New York: Picador, 2010, 2011). Both Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini (henceforth F&P) are atheists. They deny that any intelligence was involved in the formation of life on earth. And they accept the common origin of all life forms. What they […]
The Atheist Missionary just forwarded to me the following tweet from Christian philosopher Douglas Groothuis: @DougGroothuis: I just reviewed: ‘On the Origin of Species’ by Charles Darwin via @amazon http://t.co/k55mF88XMO If you read through Professor Groothuis’ review you’ll quickly discover that it isn’t a review at all. Rather, it is (as his title states) “A […]
Over the holidays many people indulge in drink or sweets. Like a true nerd, I indulge in reading all the books I couldn’t get to during the semester. Among those books was anthropologist Chris Stringer’s Lone Survivors (Henry Holt, 2012). The book presents Stringer’s Recent Out of Africa (ROA) theory according to which homo sapiens […]
Back to the CP vault of 2009 articles. Here is another digitally remastered work of art on evolution and ID. *** Intelligent design is a great idea, but why is it owned by those who repudiate neo-Darwinian evolution? A clue as to why the theistic IDers reject evolution comes in the neo-Darwinian definition of the […]
Expelled was released three years ago to great fanfare (at least in the evangelical subculture). Here was a film hosted by a famous comedian (okay, not really; it was actually Ben Stein) which claimed to take on the evolution bullies in the name of God, intellectual freedom, and intelligent design. I did this belated review […]
Another vintage 2009 post from my CP days, this one focuses on the overdue need for reconciliation between Darwin and evangelicals. Content-wise it seems especially apposite as the fall semester at university is about to begin. I develop these thoughts further in a chapter from my book You’re not as Crazy as I Think (Biblica, […]