Glenn Deckert’s career as a university professor has taken him to teaching assignments in various parts of the world. In a series of three articles, he will discuss how academic professionals committed to the mission of Jesus have opportunities for witness in places traditional missions cannot reach. In this article, Deckert traces the history of […]
In science, sometimes the result of an experiment is realizing a better way to answer the same question. Last week we found a neutral road to complexity, and also a possible way in which we might have tilted the scales away from simplicity. This week we see how to correct for that bias and find yet another scenario in which complexity increases.
Last week, Bill Nelson considered the traditional framing of the Genesis accounts of Ishmael, leaving us with some of the questions this raised for him. Today, he digs deeper and proposes a re-framing of that narrative, based on digging deeper into these texts. He concludes with a consideration of the implications this might have for […]
Having traveled the adaptive road to complexity, we wanted to see if any other routes are possible. This week we find one, known in biology as constructive neutral evolution. Then we explore whether our simple model can be made more biologically plausible, illustrating the iterative and self-critical nature of the scientific process.
We work alongside Muslim scholars on most campuses. Bill Nelson, InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Minister at Johns-Hopkins, shared an article with us arising out of his experience of sharing a Peace Feast with Muslim Students. This led to a study of the Genesis texts on Ishmael, how they have commonly framed, and how a closer […]