From the November/December, 2009 issue of Touchstone
My Life with Darwin by Martha Hutchens

COMMUNIQUÉ by Martha Hutchens

My Life with Darwin

A Report on Evolution from the Laboratory Bench

When other Christians hear that I’m a biomedical scientist, they sometimes ask how I deal with evolution. This question could mean several things: First, do the evidential claims of “evolution” compel assent from someone who has studied biology as much as I have? Second, am I under any pressure from my colleagues and superiors to submit to its tenets? Third, does the “theory of evolution” constitute such a compelling and all-encompassing paradigm that I can’t address scientific questions without reference to it?

Now “evolution” may mean any of several things to the person asking the q . . .


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