Talk at Aca­dia Univer­sity fo­cuses on sci­ence and re­li­gion

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - WOLFVILLE

On Thurs­day, Sept. 28 a vis­it­ing sci­en­tist will present a talk at Aca­dia Univer­sity en­ti­tled ‘Adam and the Genome: What Our DNA Says (and Doesn’t Say) about Our Ori­gins.’

Den­nis Ven­ema, a bi­ol­ogy pro­fes­sor at Trin­ity West­ern Univer­sity, writes and speaks widely on the in­ter­sec­tion of evo­lu­tion­ary bi­ol­ogy and Chris­tian faith. He re­cently coau­thored Adam and the Genome: Read­ing Scrip­ture Af­ter Ge­netic Sci­ence with well­known Amer­i­can New Tes­ta­ment scholar Scot Mcknight.

Many Chris­tians be­lieve hu­mans are di­rect, su­per­nat­u­ral cre­ations who de­scend uniquely from a sin­gle an­ces­tral cou­ple, notes Aca­dia physi­cist Mike Robert­son.

These con­vic­tions are un­der pres­sure from ge­nomics ev­i­dence that hu­mans evolved and de­scend from a large pop­u­la­tion, rather than from a sin­gle pair, he points out. How should Chris­tians re­spond? This talk will ex­plore the ge­nomics ev­i­dence and con­sider its im­pli­ca­tions for evan­gel­i­cal faith and wit­ness.

It is hosted by the Nova Sco­tia chap­ter of the Cana­dian Sci­en­tific and Chris­tian Af­fil­i­a­tion. The talk starts at 7 p.m. in the Irv­ing Cen­tre au­di­to­rium in Wolfville.

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