Posts Tagged ‘Evolution’

More From the Darwin Symposium

July 20, 2010

Doctrine of Creation and Natural Theology by Professor of Moral and Historical Theology, Rick Steele. April 22, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Darwin in Evolution and Wesleyan Theology by Randy Maddox, Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies, Duke Divinity School. April 22, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Darwin’s Challenge to Christian Faith: A Wesleyan Perspective by Randy Maddox, Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies, Duke Divinity School. April 22, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

2009 Darwin Symposium

December 23, 2009

A series of discussions examining Charles Darwin’s influence in a variety of fields and exploring the application today of contemporary theories of evolution.

Darwin in Social and Historical Context Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology Del McHenry talks about Darwin’s life history, personality, and work; Associate Professor of History Rod Stiling discusses On the Origin of Species in the history of science; and Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick McDonald presents “On the Friendship of Darwin, Design, and Creation.” November 10, 2009. (1:19:09) [Video]

Taking Up Darwin in His Own Time: Church and Culture Associate Professor of English Christine Chaney talks about “Lady Novelists, Evolution, and the ‘Natural History’ of Real Life,” and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss discusses “Thomas a’ Kempis and Darwin: Death, Life, and Evolution in Victorian Theology.” November 12, 2009. (1:04:49) [Video]

Darwin and 21st Century Biological Sciences Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Long discusses “Evolution, Ecology, and Endangered Species”; Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland discusses “What Good Is Evolution? How Darwin’s Theory Helps Us, From Termites to Proteins”; and Professor of Biology Tim Nelson presents “Endosymbiosis, a Combination of Darwinian and Non-Darwinian Evolution?” November 17, 2009. (1:07:21) [Video]

Darwin and 21st Century Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler talks about “Closing Gaps in the Fossil Record? The Recent Lessons of Ardipithecus and The Emergence of Human Bipedality”; Assistant Professor of Psychology Bane Craft discusses “Evolutionary Psychology: The Role of Comparative Psychology in Understanding Human Behavior”; and Dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community Míchéal Roe addresses “Emergence,” human behavior, and worldviews. November 19, 2009. (1:20:25) [Video]

Vertebrate Biology | What Does It Mean to Be Human

June 8, 2009

Vertebrate Biology (BIO3432) Associate Professor of Biology Eric Long examines vertebrate life in an evolutionary context through the study of adaptations, comparative anatomy, paleontology, and natural history. Spring 2009.

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Psychology Assistant Professor of Psychology Bain Craft talks about the evolutionary model he uses to understand animal behavior and what determines animal and human choices. (3:22) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Philosophy Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick McDonald expresses that reason is an important part of human distinctiveness. (5:46) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Scripture Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall claims that the Bible is prepared to give a valuable part of the whole truth in a discussion on humanity as co-creators with God, but it cannot give an accurate scientific perspective. (9:30) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Evolutionary Biology Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler describes the need to identify which stage of development a specific fossil within the evolutionary process is in order to locate specific, survival enhancing traits. (4:13) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Animal Behavioral Biology Associate Professor of Biology Janet Bester-Meredith draws connections between certain human behaviors and non-human animal behaviors. (11:15) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Q and A SPU professors answer student questions about the role of humanity in a scientifically informed Christian worldview. (42:34) [Audio]

Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution

May 6, 2009

Eastern Nazarene College Professor of Physics Karl Giberson discusses the conservative perspective on the theory of evolution and his own journey from that perspective to evolutionism. February 10, 2009. [Audio] [Video]

Weigel | Origins of the Earth

March 8, 2007

Recent Features:
Europe and Its Discontents George Weigel. Senior Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center. Part 3 of the President’s Symposium on Knowing and Understanding our World: A Christian Response to the 21st Century: February 27, 2007. (1:06:56) [Audio] [Video]

SPU Classics:
Origins of the Earth Panel of SPU faculty on faith and science. Dialogues on the relationship between faith and science, ways of knowing, and discussion concerning “new” lunar evidence for the age of the earth and the birth of the solar system. Lecture: November 7, 1975. (42:21) [Audio]


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