The creation vs. evolution debate can grow very tiresome. We will avoid spinning our wheels on this never-ending, heated disagreement for most of the semester. However, today’s the day we touch that lightning rod. To mix things up from the typical “only evolution” or “only creation” camps of thought, we will read a highly-cited essay by Theodosius Dobzhansky. (If you’re following along at home, you will likely need to search the internet for this PDF since it is behind a paywall. The title is, “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution.”)
This article is worth reading not only because it is famous, but also because the author is both an evolutionary biologist and a devout Orthodox Christian. Similar to last week’s video, the author highlights the independent lines of evidence that support evolution. Unlike last week, Dr. Dhobzhansky brings God into the equation. Enjoy!