Thursday, October 21, 2010



Kudos if you already know the meaning of salmagundi.  I use it not to describe a salad, but more generically to refer to the disparate assembly of websites that are listed on this blog as "Some Interesting Websites."  Although the order of the list is alphabetical, it is appropriate that the bookends of the list are BioLogos Foundation and Why Evolution is True.  Founded by Francis Colliins, former Human Genome Project director and current Director of the National Institutes of Health, the BioLogos Foundation "explores, promotes and celebrates the integration of science and Christian Faith" whereas Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True website and book would be generously considered "anti-religious."  Since my personal perspective does not align perfectly with either BioLogos or Coyne, why read Falk and friends or Coyne and his acolytes?  First - most contributors are pretty smart folks.  Second - they ask some very pertinent questions about the relationships between science and religion.  And third - they challenge me to think about what it means to be an atheist, agnostic, deist, theist or follower of Jesus.

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