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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To understand and to be understood...

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. 

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The Blog

Whatever our skin color, country of origin, ethnicity, or culture, we are all one family, one blood, one race, the human race. What has rendered us apart?

We’ve understood differences to be rooted in our essential nature, but maybe they are not. So, maybe some of the ways the world is can be changed.

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: Which Hills to Die On?

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.

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