Peaceful Science
Peaceful Science

What Does it Mean to be Human?

Making space for differences with a civic practice of science.

The Book

The Genealogical Adam and Eve

Some think Adam and Eve are a myth.

Some think evolution is a myth.


Either way, an honest account of science opens up space to engage larger questions together. 

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Whatever your personal beliefs, we saved a chair for you. The forum is our front porch. Rowdy, informed, and playful. Come explore the grand questions with us. 

The Blog

Dr. Swamidass and Dr. Lents are live streaming an interview with philosopher J.P. Moreland on Brains, Minds and the Soul.

Jon Garvey published the first book-length response to Joshua Swamidass’ The Genealogical Adam and Eve, a theological case for people outside the garden.

Does genetics challenge a single-couple origin to humanity? William Lane Craig explains how we found that this challenge was an illusion.

Gavin Ortlund’s new book, Finding the Right Hills to Die On, advocates for prioritizing which theological concerns are most important when engaging science.

Brian Godawa’s Midrash on Human Origins

In his series of novels, Brian Godawa joins the ancient midrash tradition of imaginatively retelling human origins through the lens of Genesis.

Art & Ancestry: The Ancestral Shadow

David Rygiol responds with art: Most of our ancestors leave us no genes at all – they are genetic ghosts in our past, looming like a shadow.

Art & Ancestry: Repairing the Fracture

David Rygiol responds with art: “I grew up in a fractured world, and the fracture grew into me, challenging, unsettling my identity.”

Our Mission and Values

We fill a unique role in the conversation. Our values will be made more concrete as we align our organization, community, blog, and forum to this mission.

Response to Madueme: Are People Outside the Garden Ruled Out?

Madeume’s objections do not challenge Swamidass’ key thesis: a traditional, literal reading of Scripture does not rule out people outside the Garden.

Gregg Davidson: The Resurrection, With a Little Help from Richard Dawkins

For Geologist Gregg Davidson, the words of Richard Dawkins were a gift from God, helping solidify his confidence in the Resurrection.

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