Renowned Biologists to Discuss Relationship Between Creation and Evolution this March at TWU

On March 6th and 7th, Trinity Western University will host the next event of their year-long ‘Science, Faith, & Human Flourishing’ initiative. The event will feature authors Dr. Darrel Falk and Dr. Todd Wood discussing the relationship between creation and evolution.

Individual lectures regarding “Evolutionary and Young-Earth Creationism” will be delivered by Falk and Wood in the Northwest Auditorium on March 6th; Falk’s lecture is entitled “Evolution, Creation, and the God Who Is Love”, while Wood will examine “The Quest: Understanding God’s Creation in Science and Scripture”.

On March 7th, the speakers will take on “Conversations In Community” and later that evening, they’ll have a moderated discussion on “The Fool, the Heretic, and the God Whose Standard is Love: A Disagreement between Biologists”. While both men share a bond in Christ, both are Christians who hold very different positions on creation.

Falk and Wood will likely discuss findings from their new book: The Fool and the Heretic: How Two Scientists Moved beyond Labels to a Christian Dialogue about Creation and Evolution. Falk, a Senior Advisor for Dialogue and Emeritus Professor of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University, is excited to examine some of Christianity’s biggest questions.

“We’ll explore the question of the nature of divine action in the ongoing history of creation. Is there some form of consistency between the God we believe we experience in our individual lives, and the activity of the God who was present and active hundreds of thousand to millions of years ago?” A graduate of

Liberty University (Summa Cum Laude) and expert in comparative genomics and computational systematics, Todd Wood has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical papers throughout his career. Like Falk, Wood is anticipating some thought-provoking exchanges.

“The question at hand is not merely whether a certain model can make sense of the data but whether alternative models might make as much or better sense. In this process of re- examining scripture and science concerning our origins, I have found many open questions that have yet to be answered.”

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