Talk at Acadia University focuses on science and religion
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.