Shuck and Jive

Monday, August 06, 2007

Evolution Resources

Evolution is the cornerstone of knowledge. Here are a number of resources. I have a link to the right of this blog (scroll down) for understanding evolution. I am having a conversation with a friend and colleague, Bob Campbell, called Conversations with Bob (check the posts to the right). From my perspective, evolution is a critical component to this conversation. I am also in the process of creating for myself a theology for the 21st century that regards evolution as a starting point.

Here are a few links that might be helpful:

Wikipedia should always be viewed with skepticism. Yet with a skeptical eye can be helpful.

The Gray Fossil Site
is going to be opening in Gray, TN on August 31st! It is aweseome! This link explains evolution.

Archaeology Info
is an impressive site regarding human evolution.

Michael Dowd and Colleen Barlow have a marvelous site, The Great Story, regarding the good news of evolution!

NPR has a little bit here about evolution.

has a fine interactive website regarding the evolutionary timeline.

Here is a 135 foot timeline (scroll from left to right).

This is a great exercise for students to make their own timeline in light of evolutionary history.

This is from the Talk Origins website.

Here is the website for the Clergy Letter Project encouraging the dialogue between evolution and religion.

If you know of others, let me know!


  1. I used to think you were a man of little faith - needing fact and concrete physical explanations for belief in anything. From your belief in evolution I can see that I'm wrong - you are a man of faith if you hold to evolution so devoutly.

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  3. The above could be a fascinating discussion in itself: the way that the right has (with some success) reframed the theory of evolution as a religion and one fundamentally incompatible with Christianity.

    One of the definitive works on this is an essay by the late Stephen Jay Gould called "Non-overlapping Magisteria", which talks about how the Catholic Church has decided that evolutionary science and the Christian faith deal with different areas of teaching (i.e., the physical and metaphysical, respectively).

    Yes, you can believe that Jesus is Lord AND believe that life evolves over time.