Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding

Evolution and Mormonism A Quest for Understanding Scientists discover every day about how life developed on Earth Details that stream in from the new field of molecular biology rival the ongoing findings of paleontologists as they fill in the missing

  • Title: Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding
  • Author: Trent D. Stephens D. Jeffrey Meldrum
  • ISBN: 9781560851424
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Scientists discover every day about how life developed on Earth Details that stream in from the new field of molecular biology rival the ongoing findings of paleontologists as they fill in the missing pieces in the fossil record Professors Stephens and Meldrum, aided by the perspective of a non scientist, Forrest B Peterson, review the data for a general Latter da Scientists discover every day about how life developed on Earth Details that stream in from the new field of molecular biology rival the ongoing findings of paleontologists as they fill in the missing pieces in the fossil record Professors Stephens and Meldrum, aided by the perspective of a non scientist, Forrest B Peterson, review the data for a general Latter day Saint audience.Their approach comes from a position of faith They quote from the Creation account in the Pearl of Great Price And the Gods said Let us prepare the waters to bring forth abundantly the moving creatures that have life And the Gods saw that they would be obeyed and that their plan was good In the authors view, the passage s emphasis on process over end result is consistent with modern science.According to the LDS church, Whether the mortal bodies of man evolved in natural processes to present perfection or were formed by some other means is not fully answered in the revealed word of God That God may have created the mechanism by which all life was formed rather than each organism separately is a concept that the authors find to be a satisfying and awe inspiring possibility.

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    • A while ago I was reading The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins, which essentially argues that because of the beautiful forces of evolution and the natural processes that create all life that there isn't a need for a God, and in fact, there is no God. To my scientific mind, his arguments were soundly reasoned. Like a scientific Korihor he ate at my faith, but my faith in God is stronger than my faith in Science, and I put the book down and didn't finish it. And so for a long time I didn't exam [...]


    • I've run into the evolution question at many different stages of Church history and seemed to find conflicting answers at every turn. There's a reason for that: the answers really are conflicting.Here, two LDS biologists make a good argument that Darwinian evolution is compatible with LDS theology. Most Mormons are familiar with the emphatic denunciation of Darwin by the likes of Joseph Fielding Smith and Boyd K. Packer. Perhaps it is not as commonly known that many Mormon leaders have accepted [...]


    • These two Mormon scientists give a thorough argument on how evolution and official LDS doctrine are compatible. The first four chapters talk about doctrine and traditions in the Church. The next six chapters talk about the science of evolution and how it relates to doctrine. When they talk about the science, they do it in terms that I can understand. The next three chapters talk about the Genesis creation story, the predictability of evolution (it used to be thought of as totally random, but sci [...]


    • I strongly recommend this book to anyone wondering how evolution and Mormon doctrine harmonize. It was very clearly and respectfully written and so refreshing to have a lot of "culturalisms" cleared up. So much of what LDS members THINK is doctrine often isn't, or what we THINK the interpretation of a certain scripture means really doesn't, or could have many different interpretations. So much of the evidence that supports, and proves, really, the theory of evolution has only come about in the l [...]


    • A remarkably kind book to LDS people who begin the pursuit of discovering truth about evolution who are sure that it's mostly a fallacy. It handholds the novice all the way through the scriptures ancient and modern and spoon feeds the difficult terms for a clarity of evolution that strips all preconceived notions. Their collective experience totalling over 50 yrs, the reader feels confident in the technical biological evidence laid out. With official statements from the First Presidency, scriptu [...]


    • I definitely enjoyed learning about evolution from a Mormon perspective. I realize I was fairly ignorant on the subject. This book explains why it is so likely that we really did evolve from lower forms of life as well as giving some potential theories for how we can resolve this with many commonly held interpretations of scripture (which probably aren't exactly correct). One of the things that he suggests is that Adam and Eve (who had been created through the evolutionary process, with natural [...]


    • In this book the authors (2 faithful Mormon scientists and 1 non-scientist) argue that Evolution and Mormonism are compatible. The book gives overviews of science's function, religion's function, the historic hostility between religion and science, Darwin's On the Origin of Species, evidence that supports Evolution, the Genesis Creation account (along with the accounts in The Pearl of Great Price), the Church's official position on Evolution, the compatibility of Evolution and Mormonism, etc. Th [...]


    • Very interesting views that the authors put forward. There's a common saying all throughout the book that there really is no need for the conflict between science and religion. Both can coexist, and the conflicts that are happening right now are only becuase facts are being taken out of context. Overall, it was very interesting.


    • Very important contribution to the Mormon conversation on the topic. These are faithful Latter-day Saints, including a bishop, who are deep and faithful believers and who see no inherent contradiction between evolution and LDS belief and doctrine. I love their perspective and their offering of a reasonable reconciliation of the scientific evidence with LDS scripture and doctrine.


    • ahhhhhh, a sigh of relief. It's NOT impossible to believe in science and God at the same time. Its tone is kind and easy to read, not the grumpy defensive tone I was scared it could possibly be. It's a must read for LDS members who study science.



    • the best book on evo. and moism and argues how the two can go together in one cognitive dissonance-inflicted mind.



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