In our last conversation, the topic of theistic evolution came up.
To refresh, a theist is a person who believes in a god. It is the opposite of atheist. Theistic is the adjective of the word theist, just as atheistic is the adjective of the word atheist.
Evolution, in terms of biology, is a change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift. It does not deal with the origins of life, but rather the changes in life. I only mention this because the idea that evolution deals with the origins of life is a very common misconception.
So, theistic evolution basically means the belief that God is ‘responsible’ for the mechanisms of mutation, natural selection and genetic drift.
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Jonathan and Thad take refuge during an electrical storm. The intense heat from a dangerously close lightning strike forms several fulgurites. The boys want to put them on display in the Brenan Museum of Creation, but two men will stop at nothing to steal them because of the belief that they posses mysterious new-age powers. (Taken from here.)
- New Age Movement
- Home Schooling
- Complexity of the Human Genome
- Gaia Hypothesis and Anthropic Principle
- Logical Fallacies
The Study Guide for episodes 25-26 can be found here: jp_vol3_study_guide_epi25-26