When did we become human? Depends on what we mean by “human.”
William Lane Craig’s recent book gives an excellent tour of some of the relevant scientific evidence. We just published this key chapter of his book.
We’ve considered this question in other ways too.
Last month, Nathan Lents and Joshua Swamidass spoke together at two Veritas Forums. The first forum, at UNC Chapel Hill, was covered by the Panda’s Thumb. Nathan presented the evidence for human evolution, and Joshua explained how a Christian can respond.
At the next forum, at Christopher Newport University, Nathan and Joshua also wondered together about when we became human.
These forums were interleaved with several other trips. A conference at Covenant Seminary on divine action, another visit to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. A panel with Fuz Rana and Marcus Ross for Rethink315.
We are going deeper into these grand questions of who we are and where we came from. There is much more to discuss, and some opportunities for you to participate too.
Exploring what paleontology, archaeology and biology tell us about when our ancestors acquired uniquely human traits.
Several millennia ago, Genesis pointed to the very qualities that scientists now recognize as being crucial to our emergence as a species.
Race, origins, and abuse. A scientist learns a great deal about courage and peacemaking from a week at a Southern Baptist seminary.
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