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Resolving the evolution wars

Resolving the evolution wars

Past Event
Wed 24 June 2015, Discussion starts 6.30pm
Horse and Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden

Graeme Finlayis a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.

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What do teeth (in hens) and sniffing for mates (in people) have in common? The answer is that they point to quirks in our DNA that we and other species share. Recently our DNA has irrefutably been shown to share a common history with that of other species.

This astonishing science illuminates our biology, and chronicles our genetic journey over millions of years. This seems to provide closure to the evolution-vs-creation wars – can the range of Christian beliefs about evolution survive this challenge from science?

About Dr Graeme Finlay

Dr Graeme Finlay is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Auckland’s medical school. He brings two different worlds together: he has published a book on human genetics that overthrows the scientific claims of some biblical literalists and he also has theological training and maintains a strong Christian faith. Come and discuss what we now know about the human races' genetic past and present.