Can Evolution and Genesis Be Friends? A Guest Interview With Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass

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This is a podcast episode titled, Can Evolution and Genesis Be Friends? A Guest Interview With Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass. The summary for this episode is: "I was putting my confidence and trust in the wrong sorts of things. For a long time, I would put my trust in human arguments against evolution. But that's not actually where God really wants us to really build our confidence." https://pathology.wustl.edu/people/joshua-swamidass-md-phd/ (Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass) is a professor at Washington University, founder of the platform https://peacefulscience.org/author/swamidass/ (Peaceful Science), and author of a new book, https://peacefulscience.org/genealogical-adam-eve/ (The Genealogical Adam and Eve). We are excited to feature him in our first guest interview. In this episode, https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/patrick-miller/ (Patrick) asks Dr. Swamidass about his faith, his research, and how he reconciles the two. They discuss a wide range of topics, including Genesis, genetics, evolution, AI, and aliens. Patrick asks questions for scientists and non-scientists, for skeptics and believers. Listen to their conversation as they navigate how Christianity and science work together. Be sure to check out Dr. Swamidass's book https://peacefulscience.org/genealogical-adam-eve/ (The Genealogical Adam and Eve). You can also read more of his writing through his platform https://peacefulscience.org/author/swamidass/ (Peaceful Science). Interested in more content like this? Check out our sermon series on https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/series/genesis/ (Genesis): The Strange But True Story of Everything. To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. &nbsp; Outline 0:20 - https://pathology.wustl.edu/people/joshua-swamidass-md-phd/ (Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass) 0:45 - https://peacefulscience.org/author/swamidass/ (Peaceful Science) 0:55 - https://peacefulscience.org/genealogical-adam-eve/ (The Genealogical Adam and Eve) 1:20 - Conflict between Christianity and science 2:50 - https://www.josh.org/easter-mtac/ (More Than a Carpenter) by Josh McDowell 3:35 - Origin stories (Genesis vs Science) 6:30 - Failed conflicts 7:30 - Borders of the Eden (Genesis 2 and 3) 8:25 - Adam and Eve as genetic vs genealogical ancestors 11:00 - Reading Genesis as a genealogical account 13:20 - https://www.nature.com/news/2004/040927/full/040927-10.html (2004 Nature article) on ancestry 14:10 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/10/04/upcoming-book-leaves-scientific-possibility-existence-adam-eve-column/3826195002/ (Nathan Lex article) 15:00 - How long would it take for Adam and Eve to be the genealogical ancestors of humanity? 16:45 - People outside the Garden 20:35 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A12&amp;version=NIV (Romans 5.12) 21:10 - Doctrine of Monogenesis 23:10 - Evolution, death, and mortality 26:30 - Assumptions when approaching the Bible 27:15 - What's a human (to scientists)? 31:30 - What's a human (to theologians)? 32:40 - Substantialist View 33:00 - Vocational View 33:15 - Relational View 34:35 - Textual Humans 35:40 - Human value, equality, and dehumanization 38:20 - Speed round 39:30 - How does this research help us to answer fresh questions about AI and alien life? 40:00 - https://www.cslewis.com/tag/space-trilogy/ (Space Trilogy) by CS Lewis 42:50 - Subscribe. Rate. Share. &nbsp; Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo) &nbsp; Scripture Romans 5.12: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A12&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A12&amp;version=NIV) &nbsp; References Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass:... <a rel="payment" href="https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/give-now/">Support this podcast</a>

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"I was putting my confidence and trust in the wrong sorts of things. For a long time, I would put my trust in human arguments against evolution. But that's not actually where God really wants us to really build our confidence." https://pathology.wustl.edu/people/joshua-swamidass-md-phd/ (Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass) is a professor at Washington University, founder of the platform https://peacefulscience.org/author/swamidass/ (Peaceful Science), and author of a new book, https://peacefulscience.org/genealogical-adam-eve/ (The Genealogical Adam and Eve). We are excited to feature him in our first guest interview. In this episode, https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/patrick-miller/ (Patrick) asks Dr. Swamidass about his faith, his research, and how he reconciles the two. They discuss a wide range of topics, including Genesis, genetics, evolution, AI, and aliens. Patrick asks questions for scientists and non-scientists, for skeptics and believers. Listen to their conversation as they navigate how Christianity and science work together. Be sure to check out Dr. Swamidass's book https://peacefulscience.org/genealogical-adam-eve/ (The Genealogical Adam and Eve). You can also read more of his writing through his platform https://peacefulscience.org/author/swamidass/ (Peaceful Science). Interested in more content like this? Check out our sermon series on https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/series/genesis/ (Genesis): The Strange But True Story of Everything. To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Outline 0:20 - https://pathology.wustl.edu/people/joshua-swamidass-md-phd/ (Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass) 0:45 - https://peacefulscience.org/author/swamidass/ (Peaceful Science) 0:55 - https://peacefulscience.org/genealogical-adam-eve/ (The Genealogical Adam and Eve) 1:20 - Conflict between Christianity and science 2:50 - https://www.josh.org/easter-mtac/ (More Than a Carpenter) by Josh McDowell 3:35 - Origin stories (Genesis vs Science) 6:30 - Failed conflicts 7:30 - Borders of the Eden (Genesis 2 and 3) 8:25 - Adam and Eve as genetic vs genealogical ancestors 11:00 - Reading Genesis as a genealogical account 13:20 - https://www.nature.com/news/2004/040927/full/040927-10.html (2004 Nature article) on ancestry 14:10 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/10/04/upcoming-book-leaves-scientific-possibility-existence-adam-eve-column/3826195002/ (Nathan Lex article) 15:00 - How long would it take for Adam and Eve to be the genealogical ancestors of humanity? 16:45 - People outside the Garden 20:35 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A12&version=NIV (Romans 5.12) 21:10 - Doctrine of Monogenesis 23:10 - Evolution, death, and mortality 26:30 - Assumptions when approaching the Bible 27:15 - What's a human (to scientists)? 31:30 - What's a human (to theologians)? 32:40 - Substantialist View 33:00 - Vocational View 33:15 - Relational View 34:35 - Textual Humans 35:40 - Human value, equality, and dehumanization 38:20 - Speed round 39:30 - How does this research help us to answer fresh questions about AI and alien life? 40:00 - https://www.cslewis.com/tag/space-trilogy/ (Space Trilogy) by CS Lewis 42:50 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo)   Scripture Romans 5.12: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A12&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A12&version=NIV)   References Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass:... Support this podcast